Our community is constantly looking for the right tools—the right routine, the right nutrition, the right mindset—to live active, energized lives. Together with adidas, we collected tips, recipes, and advice from Wanderlust 108 yoga teachers and run leaders on how they operate at their peak performance every day. Dive in! And discover the formula that fuels your journey.
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Nadia Ruiz’s Fuel Formula
As a competitive runner and triathlete, Nadia has completed over 350 races in all distances from the 5K to the Ironman around the world frequently in the top of her age group and/or overall female. In 2013, Nadia appeared in Runner’s World Magazine and was named in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Youngest to Run 100 Marathons.” With a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Master’s in Education, and Teacher’s Credential from the University of California, Los Angeles, Nadia has worked as a Biology Educator, Coach, and Marketing Consultant for the past 11 years.
Listening to all the signals the body sends is crucial.
The entire body is connected to the spirit, mind, and emotions.
Allowing ourselves to give ourselves the time to place these things in balance is important for our overall health.
My two dogs are my running buddies and also a big part of bringing me peace even through the stressful days.
At the end of the day each day, I feed them their dinner, massage their heads, and take them for a peaceful walk.
The power of my mind will get me through my toughest battles.
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
An eye-opener about how the fast food industry has changed food culture. It’s a strong reminder to be mindful of what power they have over our environment, but ultimately we have the power to choose what we eat daily.
Our food choices make not only an impact to our bodies but also our society, agriculture, and environment.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.”
The Notebook — a true fairy tale that tells how love can be possible till the day we die.
Health is my priority because when I feel healthy I am more motivated to work hard at my career, professional life, coaching, training, relationships and I am overall a happier person.
Many endurance athletes have adopted the sentiment that they can eat and consume what they desire because “they will run it off or deserve it.”
I strongly believe and encourage that food can either be your medicine or it can be your poison.
During my high training weeks, I usually wake up at 5AM excited to get in my first training session of the day before work.
It will usually be an hour outdoor ride, run, core or yoga routine.
Setting major goals and how I plan to reach those goals is what helps motivate me weekly and daily to work on those goals.
I recognize what I have accomplished, where I came from, and where I plan on going to accomplish what I envision.
Losing people I love in my life is the hardest thing for me.
I have overcome cancer scares, financial loss, depression, loneliness, and more, but focusing on hope each day helped me get through the difficult times.
Each day is a new opportunity to start again.
Even if you need to start all over, you know at least you are not giving up.
To energize and stretch:
• Mountain Pose
• Downward Dog
• Tree Pose
• Bridge Pose
• Triangle Pose
• Seated Twist
• Pigeon Pose
Learn to fall in love with the process and the inner change running can bring.
• Greek yogurt cups with blueberries and walnuts.
• Toasted whole wheat bread with avocado and Tapatio.
• Toasted whole wheat bread with almond butter, almonds, and honey.
• Sliced green apples with crunchy peanut butter.
• Berry fruit salad with blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, and cantaloupe.
• Trail mix of walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios, and dried blueberries.
• A frozen banana
• Vanilla Greek yogurt
• Flax seeds
• Almond milk
World Hold On by Bob Sinclair
Change your route, routine, or training partner at least once a week to let yourself get excited of doing something in a new way.
Start out in small increments and build slowly to avoid injury.