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Ryan Hall’s Molten Lava Cocoa Teff Pancake Recipe


I love waking up and making my signature Molten Lava Cocoa Teff Pancakes for my wife Sara—honestly, it’s one of the highlights of my morning routine. Sara and I are addicted to these pancakes, and we really do eat them every day. We even travel with a hot plate, spatula, and pre-made pancake packets when we are on the road!

How to Wake Up Like a Professional Distance Runner


Sara and I (Hi guys, it’s Ryan!), often get asked about our pre-run mourning routine, so I thought it would be fun to tell you what a typical morning looks like for us. I’m definitely a morning person—I usually jump out of bed well before Sara, and I’ve developed a routine that I quite enjoy. It keeps me feeling good on most of my runs*...

What to Wear for a Fall Half Marathon


Picking what to wear for a run in the fall is often a game-time decision—you just never know what the weather will be until you’re ready to walk out the door. But no matter how last minute, sometimes those apparel choices come back to haunt you during your workout—an extra hoodie can be annoying if the sun pops out, and unforeseen wind gusts...

Why You Should Take Your Workout Somewhere New


You may have heard of a weight plateau (the scale gets stuck on a number you no longer want to see), but did you know you can experience the same phenomenon when it comes to mental and physical fitness, too? It’s true! “Your muscles and your mind get used to the activity level when you do the same routine, in the same place over and over...

2 Ways to Prevent Pesky Joint Pain

Prevent pesky joint pain

*Article courtesy of* When runners work to prevent injury, it is often the muscles we think first to protect, stretch and roll out at the end of a long day out on the roads or trails. Though we should always focus on being proactive and protecting our hard-working muscles, there is another part of the body that we may not be...

5 Reasons to Run Your First 5K

5 Reasons to run your first 5k

If you’ve always dreamed of being a runner or completing a race but have felt too intimidated by the idea of extreme distances and tough training, fear not!  A 5K is the perfect race for beginners and is surprisingly easy to prepare for. Here are five reasons you should conquer 3.1 miles.

Failure Re-Framed: The Upside of Finishing Last

The upside of finishing last

I love running, but I wouldn’t say I’m great at it, or a natural by any means. I’m “middle of the pack” when it comes to speed, and I’ve worked hard to get there. As a teenager running high school cross country, I was consistently the last female across the finish line at races and invitationals. It sucked. I wanted to quit. My dad...