RUN FAST. EAT SLOW. by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky

Whether you're a seasoned runner, a newbie doing a Couch to 5K or just someone looking for good recipes to fuel your goals, you'll love this book. A collaboration between college friends and running buddies Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, The New York Times Bestseller RUN FAST. EAT SLOW. sets out to dispel the myth that athletic performance is tied to a food life of deprivation, "off limits foods" and well, misery.

Shalane has become one of the world's foremost marathon runners while her college friend, Elyse, would live abroad and later attend culinary school. Ultimately, their friendship and shared passion for good food would give them a perfect reason to team up and write this book. As Elyse states in the introduction, "We shared ideas and thought: What if we wrote a book for athletes unlike any of the "light and lean" running cookbooks out there. Our book would celebrate all whole foods instead of obsessing over carbs verses protein or the latest diet trend. We would show runners everywhere that by indulging - yes, indulging - in real food, they will not only train and perform better, but also improve their overall health, all while enjoying what they eat more than ever before." YES! 

I love the easy to read meal plans offered in this book and the helpful categories for each recipe, including: digestion, for rejuvenation after a winter run, vegan recovery, nourished snacking and so many others. Even if you never run a marathon, you'll learn how to eat like one without sacrificing flavor or variety. 

I'm thrilled to be able to offer someone a free copy of this book to help YOU stay excited about real foods and keep you looking forward to each meal. From the Kale-Radicchio Salad with Farro to the Greek Bison Burgers you'll find inspiration and new favorites that will become staples in your kitchen, just as they have over here. 


Leave a comment below sharing a health or fitness goal you are currently working towards or someone you know who could use some extra motivation from this book. It would make an awesome and very thoughtful gift for someone who is chipping away. Contest closes at 5pm MST on Saturday, March 31, 2018. A winner will then be chosen at random and the book will be on its way! We can also gift wrap it for you. :) Good luck and in the meantime, enjoy these delicious Superhero Muffins below! 

Superhero Muffins


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if sensitive)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped dates, or chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 zucchini)
  • 1 cup grated carrots (about 2 carrots)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark amber maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper muffin cups. 

In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and walnuts, raisins, dates, or chocolate chips (if using). 

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, zucchini, carrots, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. The batter will be thick.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each to the brim. Bake until the muffins are nicely browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy! 

Makes 12 muffins. 

A huge thanks to Shalane Flanagan, Elyse Kopecky and RodaleWellness Publishing for offering this giveaway!