fit five: teri -- a foodie stays fit

So can you tell I've been a little swamped? Not to worry though. I'll be back in full swing soon. Here's one adorable guest and her fit five [pictured just before her first big race]...

Hi! I'm Teri from A Foodie Stays Fit and happy to be on the fabulous blog of Have Your Cake! These are my must-haves in my fitness routine. Can't wait to hear about your must haves! 

1. Eggs – They are such a great recovery food and super cheap. When I was training for my marathon, scrambled eggs on toast was the only thing I could stomach after my long runs. And now that I’m more into weight training, I love cooking up some eggs (usually 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg ‘cuz I have high cholesterol) for a protein boost to rebuild  my muscles. 
2. Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion. I put this on my feet before my workouts and then put on my socks. The heat of my body helps this really penetrate and soften my feet, plus it feels so great and tingly when I’m done - a mini spa treatment while I work out!
3. The Stick - Running this over my legs feels so good after a tough workout and is great at loosening up tight muscles. It’s especially helpful if you have IT band problems from running.

4. Weight Training - I've seen more changes in my body in three months of weight training than 10 years of running. Really.

5. A Little Superstition - I always wear a green ribbon on my shoes when I run a race. It came on a good luck package that my best friend gave me before a half marathon; I wore it in my hair for that race and it was the first time I'd ever raced without having IT band issues mid-race. Now I wear somewhere on me in every race. I wore it last year when I ran my first full marathon and had a great experience. :)


  1. oh, she's adorable! and as a runner who has big time IT band problems the recommendation of the stick is great. keep rocking!

  2. i love the idea of putting lotion on your feet before exercising! can't wait to try it!

  3. Maren - the stick is AWESOME! Also try foam rolling, if you never had. Between the stick, a foam roller, and the pigeon pose in yoga, I think I've finally solved my IT band problems!

    Emma - you will love the tingly feeling! :)

  4. Love these must haves!! My stomach gave me problems training for my half..I never thought to eat eggs for something easy on the digestive system. Duh! :)


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