My sweetener of choice and marathon training

In the past few months, MAPLE SYRUP has become my favorite sweetener. I don't really measure it out, but it is so good with peanut butter first off and to sweeten anything really! I have been using it in baked goods and my morning oats! My recipe inspirations are from the non-dairy queen, Sarena.

Maple syrup morning oats or pancakes: 1/2 c oat flour (processed oats), some maple syrup, 2 T protein powder, 1 T almond butter, cinnamon, and 1/4 to 1/2 c almond milk.

Hemp fudge:
2 T protein powder, 1 T water, some maple syrup

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1.5 c rolled oats, ground
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c cashew/walnuts - ground
1 c chocolate chips
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 c coconut oil
1/2 c maple syrup
2 T water
2 t vanilla

Mix all together - dough will be crumbly. Form into balls and bake at 350 for 15 - 20 min. Sorry for the lack of a picture -we ate them way too quickly. Next time!

I've been thinking that maybe I should focus on shorter races like 5 to 10 milers. Then I can train hard without having to put in as many miles. I want to do another 26.2er but maybe this spring I'll just focus on the short stuff?

For marathoners, have you heard of the Galloway method? used it? I will be posting a series of videos on it. Check out the first one below!  Let me know your experience with it.

Description: Proper running and walking form is essential to reduce the risk of injury. The Jeff Galloway method teaches runners to stay upright, maintain a short stride and eliminate bounce. Let’s get training with Jeff Galloway.


  1. after this year, as in coming year, 2011.. i want to run shorter distances too.. marathons kick my butt and i eventually get burnt out. i would love to work on my speed in the future and get faster at shorter distances like the 1/2 or even shorter races than that! :)

  2. Maple syrup rocks! om nom nom!

  3. training for what you have time for sounds like a good idea. then there's not the pressure and you can really focus on the speed, etc.

    i was using agave for a while to sweeten things up when i was artificial sweetner free. but i started freaking out about extra calories. so like a moron, i went back to splenda.

  4. I think the tri's and the speedwork will give you enough motivation that there's no need to throw a spring marathon into the mix, too. Focus on what's exciting you now. There's always time for more marathons.

  5. I'm writing down that cookie recipe now... YUM! Thanks for sharing!