Young and Rungry is a food, running, and lifestyle blog centered around realness when it comes to running and nutrition. You’ll find healthy and ridiculously good original paleo recipes along with inspiration and motivation for your marathon training.
I think it’s so important for us healthy lifestyle bloggers to realize that there is not 1 path when it comes to finding health and balance with nutrition and everyone comes from a different background. Join me on my journey to find balance with exercise and healthy eating because wellness should never be without fun.
My name is Margaret. I was raised in Nashville and am now living in Memphis, TN.
I love what I do, working as a Recreational Therapist with people with intellectual disabilities. In my free time you can find me running, eating, cooking, rock climbing, mountain biking, writing, or drinking red wine with my boy friend, family, and friends.
My love affair with running all started when my parents signed me up for Cross Country in kindergarten.
In college, I found a new appreciation for long distances and discovered how self motivation could take me leaps and bounds further than the weight of someone else’s expectations. I ran my first unofficial marathon on the Appalachian Trail my Sophomore year where I fell down constantly and stopped running for 6 months. My next marathon was my senior year in Amsterdam and then I’ve run the St. Jude Marathon twice here in Memphis. Marathons are exhilarating and probably my favorite distance second to a half, but I still love racing anything and everything in between.
As I mentioned, I also love cooking and eating. It wasn’t until after graduation that I started really cooking 3 meals a day and even developing my own healthy recipes.
In my attempts to become faster, I did Whole30 in January of this year. I cut out refined sugars and all sweeteners, grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol, and anything processed for 30 days. And it worked.
I still watch what I eat, but focus less on the title of it and more on incorporating natural/whole foods and vegetables into each meal. The more nutrient rich items I put on my plate, the less room I have for junk! There are so many ways to substitute real and healthy ingredients in the place of empty calories, which I do often because runners need the proper fuel to keep us going.
Don’t know where to start?
Running: Build Your Own Weekly Training Plan
Lifestyle: When Running Makes Me Mad
Whole30: Running and Whole30