8 Healthy & Natural (& Vegetarian) Appetite Suppressants for y’all when you’re feeling that hunger.
Raw Almonds - high in protein
Cayenne Pepper - metabolism booster
Coffee - metabolism booster
Wasabi - metabolism booster
Eggs - protein packed
Chia Seeds - protein packed
Hot sauce - metabolism booster
Water - no calories and hydration ohhhh

8 Healthy & Natural (& Vegetarian) Appetite Suppressants for y’all when you’re feeling that hunger.

  1. Raw Almonds - high in protein
  2. Cayenne Pepper - metabolism booster
  3. Coffee - metabolism booster
  4. Wasabi - metabolism booster
  5. Eggs - protein packed
  6. Chia Seeds - protein packed
  7. Hot sauce - metabolism booster
  8. Water - no calories and hydration ohhhh
Oh Thought Catalog, you rarely disappoint. Especially with this article by Rei Morikawa.
Has it been an hour since I had lunch yet?
I have three big slices of pizza to digest though, so maybe I should wait an extra hour today.
Will it start raining before I’m done running?
I don’t want to get stuck in a thunderstorm, catch a cold and not be able to run for the next month.
There’s not a cloud in the sky for now, but let me check the weather app just in case.
Mostly sunny with zero chance of rain for the next three days.
All clear, damnit.
Looks like the perfect day for running.
Yay? It looks a little chilly outside though.
Do I need a jacket, or is a long sleeve shirt enough?
I don’t want to overheat though, so maybe a long sleeve shirt with shorts? Or a tank top with running tights? So many combinations to choose from!
Someone once told me that having to make a lot of decisions depletes your motivation. Okay, whatever.
I’m wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
I have dinner plans tonight at 6 and it’s 3:30 now.
I need a half hour to stretch, take a shower and get ready, and another half hour to get to the restaurant. That means I can run for an hour and a half.
I can squeeze in at least a 10 miler.
Alright, I’d better get going then. 
Holy shit, it’s burning hot. I’m too lazy to go back though.
I can just roll up my short sleeves and that’s the same thing as changing into a tank top.
Why is my iPod shuffling all slow songs right now? Give me something a little more fast paced.
It’s only been 5 minutes but my fingers are already too sweaty to control my iPod, so I have to endure this crap selection.
Why don’t I have a go-to running playlist like everyone else? It’s not that hard.
My left sleeve keeps falling down and I’m tired of rolling it back up every 15 seconds.
I’ll just leave both of my sleeves down.
They have to be even, obviously.
Alright, I’ve had enough. If another ballad comes up on shuffle I’m hitching a cab home.
Yawn.
Running is such a repetitive motion.
Why did people start running?
I mean, I know that pre-civilization homo sapiens ran to catch animals to eat. But why did people start running recreationally and competitively, like in the Olympics?
Why do people intentionally put themselves through such agonizing pain and suffering?
Get jazzy on it… This is my jam!
I’m so glad Jason came up on shuffle, just when I needed him the most. Good things really do come to those who wait.
I’m going to run a bit slower so I can sing along. Been around the world*gasp* don’t speak the language! But your *gasp* booty don’t need explaining!
Dammit, I can’t breathe.

Oh Thought Catalog, you rarely disappoint. Especially with this article by Rei Morikawa.

Has it been an hour since I had lunch yet?

I have three big slices of pizza to digest though, so maybe I should wait an extra hour today.

Will it start raining before I’m done running?

I don’t want to get stuck in a thunderstorm, catch a cold and not be able to run for the next month.

There’s not a cloud in the sky for now, but let me check the weather app just in case.

Mostly sunny with zero chance of rain for the next three days.

All clear, damnit.

Looks like the perfect day for running.

Yay? It looks a little chilly outside though.

Do I need a jacket, or is a long sleeve shirt enough?

I don’t want to overheat though, so maybe a long sleeve shirt with shorts? Or a tank top with running tights? So many combinations to choose from!

Someone once told me that having to make a lot of decisions depletes your motivation. Okay, whatever.

I’m wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

I have dinner plans tonight at 6 and it’s 3:30 now.

I need a half hour to stretch, take a shower and get ready, and another half hour to get to the restaurant. That means I can run for an hour and a half.

I can squeeze in at least a 10 miler.

Alright, I’d better get going then. 

Holy shit, it’s burning hot. I’m too lazy to go back though.

I can just roll up my short sleeves and that’s the same thing as changing into a tank top.

Why is my iPod shuffling all slow songs right now? Give me something a little more fast paced.

It’s only been 5 minutes but my fingers are already too sweaty to control my iPod, so I have to endure this crap selection.

Why don’t I have a go-to running playlist like everyone else? It’s not that hard.

My left sleeve keeps falling down and I’m tired of rolling it back up every 15 seconds.

I’ll just leave both of my sleeves down.

They have to be even, obviously.

Alright, I’ve had enough. If another ballad comes up on shuffle I’m hitching a cab home.

Yawn.

Running is such a repetitive motion.

Why did people start running?

I mean, I know that pre-civilization homo sapiens ran to catch animals to eat. But why did people start running recreationally and competitively, like in the Olympics?

Why do people intentionally put themselves through such agonizing pain and suffering?

Get jazzy on it… This is my jam!

I’m so glad Jason came up on shuffle, just when I needed him the most. Good things really do come to those who wait.

I’m going to run a bit slower so I can sing along. Been around the world*gasp* don’t speak the language! But your *gasp* booty don’t need explaining!

Dammit, I can’t breathe.

In case you are looking to spend all of your money…. Here is the running sale section for Nike. I’m going to buy all the things. Seriously.
Just Do It? More like Just Be Left With 37 Cents In Your Bank Account.
SALE ITEMS HERE

In case you are looking to spend all of your money…. Here is the running sale section for Nike. I’m going to buy all the things. Seriously.

Just Do It? More like Just Be Left With 37 Cents In Your Bank Account.

SALE ITEMS HERE

6 Favorite Running Trails on Oahu

(photo credit: Jeremy Snell)

I know that when you go on vacation you go on really difficult trail runs too, right? Sick. So if y’all are coming to Hawaii anytime soon, here are my favorite trail runs to do on da aina:

Koko Head Crater - for when you want your legs to feel like they will literally just be better if they were cut off of your body rather than staying intact and continuing this run. But fuck is it satisfying when you reach the top.

Pali Puka - For when you want to climb like you are in the second grade again and trying to prove what a badass you are by being able to climb to the top of your elementary school’s infamous climbing tree. (Side note: the infamous climbing tree at my school was named Fred and also was the infamous kissing tree.)

Kamehame Ridge - For when you want easily one of the prettiest 360 views of the island and do one of the easiest trails to attain said view. The entire thing is paved and it takes under 30 minutes to run it. 

Diamondhead Crater - For when you don’t want to have to drive from your hotel in Waikiki to get to a run with a good view. If you start in Waikiki, start at about 6pm, and you run about 2-3 miles through Waikiki and through Kapiolani park and then up the crater, by the time you hit the crater, you will have a perfect sunset run, and by the time you get around the crater from the other side, it will be dark and you will get a perfect city lights view of Honolulu. My favorite run on the entire island by far.

Pu’u Manamana - For when you want an early run that is more of an adventure on a trail than an actual run. 

Stairway to Heaven - For when you want to get up at around 2AM to avoid getting potentially arrested but have literally the most perfect view you have ever seen in your life. It’s not a run, it’s a hike. Just do it. But go with someone who knows when to avoid the guards.

5 Favorite Hummus Recipes

Oh, hummus. So creamy, so dippable. Almost as perfect as guacamole. It’s everything I ever want in food. Do you know when a bad time to eat hummus is? Literally never. Hummus is everything. In fact, I took a quiz to see how obsessed I am with hummus and it turns out… I’m pretty damn obsessed with hummus.

And while dipping a pita chip or a carrot or zucchini slices in it will perfectly suffice my 24/7 craving of this middle eastern gift to mankind, I like cooking with it as well, because you should be able to eat hummus at all times of the day. So here is a list of my favorite healthy meals to make that all have a splash of that Greek lifestyle, jafeel?

  1. Spicy Grilled Hummus Tostadasimage
  2. Crunchy & Spicy Hummus Wrapimage

  3. Artichoke & Red Pepper Meltimage
  4. No-Bake Hummus Pizzaimage

  5. The Big Vegan Bowl (FAVORITE)image

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Happy hummus, y’all.

(Source: fit-personality.com)

It’s 5:30AM. My friends are dropping me off near the start line of my most recent marathon. I slept for exact 2 hours the night before. All I have is my iPod, my number, and my gels. And I walk away from the car having exactly two thoughts:
What the fuck am I doing awake this early to run?
I’m kicking ass, that’s what I’m doing.
And yeah… That’s pretty much what goes through my mind before every race.

It’s 5:30AM. My friends are dropping me off near the start line of my most recent marathon. I slept for exact 2 hours the night before. All I have is my iPod, my number, and my gels. And I walk away from the car having exactly two thoughts:

What the fuck am I doing awake this early to run?

I’m kicking ass, that’s what I’m doing.

And yeah… That’s pretty much what goes through my mind before every race.