Zucchini cookies, foot strike and reducing your chances of getting injured!

Our post-brooke-nap festivities included me pulling Brooke and her dog (that currently comes everywhere with us) around on her scooter.  

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I am very happy that I finally found a bowl that fits the entire can (3 servings) of Trader Joe’s minestrone soup in it.  

I really like simple/warm/easy dinners.

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Once all of our kiddos were asleep the girls came over to party hard.  

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I am on this kick of trying to eat a little bit better so instead of our normal eat all of the ice cream/brownies I had a few different options for us.  

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You seriously need to try these cookies asap.  Brooke even approved and the girls both said they will be making them at home.  

Megan’s Zucchini Cookies that are quite delicious:

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup applesauce

1 egg

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp cinnamon

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup grated zucchini

1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together sugar, butter, applesauce and egg.  When well blended add dry ingredients, add zucchini and chocolate chips.  When well blended spoon out onto cookie sheet sprayed with pam.  Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen.  Enjoy!

She even has all the nutrition facts for the cookies—>  86 calories per cookie, 3 grams fat (2 grams saturated, 1 mono-unsaturated), 14 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber and 1 gram protein.    

Baking together has kind of become our thing.  

Her cheeks.  I can’t physically stop myself from kissing them at least 100 times a day.

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How does your foot land when you are running?  Midfoot?  Heel?  Forefoot?  Why does it matter?  

I feel like there are a million different articles/research out there that has pros and cons for each of them (more cons for the heel striking than the others…) 

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Up until I had a running coach that really worked with me on my running form, I was a definite heel-striker.  I now mainly land on my midfoot as I run but I don’t think that is what has lessened my running injuries (if you can believe it… I used to get injured even more than I do now;)  I think what has helped with injuries and becoming more efficient (and faster for 1/2 marathons at least) is just attempting to not over-stride and to land below my body rather than in front of it.  

I think that Footstrike 101 explains it perfectly:

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How do you land closer to the body?  They say—>  try out some lighter shoes, a smaller heel to toe drop and increasing your cadence.  A faster cadence = shortening your stride = landing closer to your body and not overstriding.  Keep your foot strike how you like it but just work on not overstriding (which usually means landing midfoot)!   *** Cadence is how many steps you take per minute—>  180 is usually what people say is the goal but really just focus on increasing it 5-10% at a time to get a quicker cadence (how to help boost your cadence)

They offer some awesome quick tips to help your form here!

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What type of footstrike do you have?  

How many running injuries have you had?  Which ones do you think were at least partly caused by overstriding/footstrike?

Do you ever throw in extra veggies into desserts or meals that don’t usually include veggies?

Favorite type of soup?

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I’m a definite soup lover.
I can’t wait until I get to run again. I want to learn so much about it. I’ve been reading runners world articles like crazy about tempo runs and speed work, weight training, ect… foot strike is something I have no idea about yet.

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I’ve only had one major injury and it was a combo of overtraining and wearing too-minimal shoes. I actually got injured after trying to change my footstrike and probably jumped into it too quickly as many do. I now am mostly a heel striker except for uphill, and I do wear really supportive shoes. I agree that avoiding overstriding is really really important but definitely a tough thing to always be aware of. It’s a learning process that happens with awareness and experience.

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I used to be an anywhere, all the time heel striker. Which caused my shins to splint 90% of the time :) No bueno. I switched to pureflows and problem solved. I figured the shoes just had magic powers or something but at the running store the owner explained that the lighter shoe/lower
drop forced me to change my foot strike and form.

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Favorite soup is my tortellini minestrone. So good and it’s so easy to throw together! Especially when it’s getting colder outside! I’ve never had the TJs minestrone, it looks awesome!

I usually throw shredded carrot into my spaghetti sauce. You don’t notice it and it adds some extra veg!

I hit midfoot. I’ve been blessed to have only minor injuries and nothing that took me out of running for more than a few days. I know I’m lucky!

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I land flat footed…I think this makes me look funny when I run but I haven’t had success changing that fact. I also over-pronate….so I basically am screwed! :)

I have sprained my ankle and had general ankle pain but nothing more than that. Usually a few days rest and I am ok! I had horrible shin splints before I started getting fitted for running shoes.

I LOVE french onion soup!

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I always throw some extra spinach into my minestrone soup! mmmm (and I eat the whole can too…)

I’m a forefoot striker. Foot strike is something we talk a lot about with customers at BRC. Being aware of it can prevent a lot of injuries. I think people really enjoy going into the Saucony Stride Lab we have in the store, where they can see themselves run from 4 different camera angles. It’s very eye opening!

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I’ve gradually switched from a serious heel striker to a mostly mid-foot striker. It really helped to read Jay Dicharry’s book Anatomy for Runners! I was able to gain strength and mobility, and increase my cadence, plus I switched from a heavy heeled shoe to the pure flows! I feel like my form is so much better now, although it can still use some work! I notice in finish line pictures it all kind of falls apart when I’m tired.

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I think zucchini makes everything tastier…..yum!

Chili or beer cheese soup w/ popcorn sprinkled on top..yum!

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I am a midfooter and I aim for a cadence of about 180. It really helps to listen to music that is 180 bpm, then you just to go with the beat. I strained a calf muscle this fall, which is pretty much my only major running injury. I’m just getting back into running after a solid 4 weeks of rest.

Favorite soup is either black bean or broccoli cheddar.

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I am a mid-foot striker! I used to have a ridiculously wide stride and ever since I started working on making it smaller not only have I gotten a little faster but my legs also don’t tire as quickly. I think a wide stride really uses up a lot of extra energy!

Well of course the dog has to go everywhere with you, dog’s need fresh air and to go on walks :D

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I always sneak extra veggies into dishes and meals, that way I feel like I’m not really eating as many. Ha!

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Ugh I’m a heel-striker so I need to work on shortening my stride, but it’s easier just to run the way I naturally do!
Normally, I don’t like healthified baked goods, but those zucchini cookies actually look really good! Do they taste “healthy”?

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This topic hits close to home. Currently suffering from what I believe to be a stress fracture in my foot (getting it x-rayed today) from my foot strike being too much on my toes. Who knew that was such a thing? After watching Meb, I’ve definitely been trying to have my feet land right under my knee!

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My favorite soup is probably chili over rice! Now I want some! :)

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I love that you eat the whole can of that soup at once. You are my hero. :)

I am almost a toe striker. I’m not sure my heal as ever touched the ground while running.

I LOVE that you guys bake together. :)

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I used to be a heelstriker because I thought it was what you were supposed to do.. now I try to be a midfoot striker! I think my favorite soup has to be creamy tortellini with spinach and mushrooms or your chicken chili. I love soup!

Those cookies look amazing. Wish I still had some zucchini from the garden!

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I’ve never thought about heel striking that way before! I’ve attempted to *begin* changing my stride on a couple runs but it always felt so awkward that I gave up pretty quickly. I’m excited to see how shortening my stride works!

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I have to figure out a substitute for the oats, my little baker has a rare reaction to oats. But everyday she asks to bake and primarily nana muffins which we are perfecting the recipe. This week she suggested we add carrots and we did and they were awesome and healthy! For an almost 4 year old she has great ideas.

Our household favorite soup is Taco soup in the crockpot. I also love trader joes tomato soup. My 7 year old has decided to be odd and will not eat grilled cheese or tomato soup. Isn’t grilled cheese a requirement for being a kid???

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I’ve been really enjoying very easy and warm dinners myself. There is nothing like a nice warm bowl of soup in this weather!

It’s funny you say they about changing your stride. I think I’m in the minority that I would prefer to not change my stride because it keeps me relatively injury free. When I begin to overthink my stride or try and change it, I think that’s when I get injured!

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I don’t really like soup but can enjoy a good bowl of tomato soup. With a grilled cheese. But I just never think to make it or order it too often!

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According to marathonfoto I am a heel striker. Lol.
I try hard to focus on landing mid foot but I don’t think it is innate yet.

I have been getting injured so much lately and feeling achy daily and my mileage is half of what it was last year :( maybe it’s age. Maybe my crappy diet. Maybe my lack of strength training.

I don’t like veggie and dessert hybrid. No carrot cake. No zuchinni cookies. I’m a purist. Fruit on the other hand is always allowed.

I like spinach white bean and sausage soup.

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Depending on where I am on the race, I can be a heel striker. When I am trying to go fast, I tend to heel-strike more (or like the article said, over-stride). I’ll keep this all in mind as I do my track workout today :)

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Wow 50-80% of runners are injured every year?? That is shockingly high to me!!
I naturally land midfoot but I’d love to know if my stride is correct.
My kids have that scooter and they love to sit down and have me push them up the hills….which is tiring for one of us :)

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I switched from a heel strike to a forefoot strike a few years ago. The thing that helped the most in making that transition was running barefoot for a few minutes to get a feel for landing under my center of gravity. Then I would put my shoes back on and try to replicate that feeling. I think it helped my form a lot!

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I’m definitely a heel striker. I’ve been trying to bring my stride in closer–I know when I’m trying to finish quickly I start to over-stride and it becomes more apparent. I do love some minestrone, but TJ’s Lentil Soup is also awesome!

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I’m a total soup person! Anything without meat, and with substance, like broccoli cheese, sweet potato, hearty vegetable soup. Yum! There is a restaurant near me that serves fresh, homemade Italian food… they have a minestrone soup there that is like magic in your mouth. I could eat that (with their focaccia bread) every day for the rest of my life.

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Favorite type of soup is definitely minestrone. So good! I think I am somewhere between a heel and midfoot striker, depending on my shoes, how tired I am, etc. I agree with the blurb you posted–being a heel striker doesn’t necessarily mean you have bad form. I’ve studied quite a bit of biomechanics, and it seems wherever you land, you are introducing rather large forces, so it’s important that you stick with what your body is comfortable with. :)

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I strike mid foot when I run. The only injuries I’ve had (other than that one time I fell on my hand and broke it) is shin splits, but I’m not trying to run a sub-3 marathon ;)

We have veggies at every meal. The only thing I make with hidden veggies is mashed potatoes with cauliflower and cauliflower pizza crust.

My fav soup is Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden. Yum!

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I have no idea how I strike. Haha, maybe I should pay closer attention! Th eonly injury I’ve had is shin splints and occasional IT band pain. Luckily those are minor ones that I can get relief from with a little bit of icing, stretching, massage, and the dreaded REST. :)

Ahh soup. I actually made a really yummy and super easy chicken tortilla soup last night with cornbread muffins and it was so so yummy. Soup is my ultimate comfort food, and it was so nice to snuggle up and watch New Girl & Mindy on one of the first “chilly” nights of the season!

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When I started running, I was definitely a heel striker. I very rarely get injured, but I did get a stress fracture in the Spring that was pretty much solely caused by bad form and over-use – my calves were always hurting and really stressed. My PT filmed me running and I could see the over-striding thing happen, even though I was actually landing midfoot most of the time – it was all about cadence. So now I have improved my form a bit and made it through a marathon cycle without significant injury. Although I now need to work on glutes/hip strengthening.

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I’m a definite heal striker. My doctor is convinced that’s why I had a heal stress fracture this year. I’ve been trying to convert myself to a mid striker but it’s hard to change your cadence after so many years of being that way. Now I’m having some ankle pain and I can barely walk with the amount of inflammation. It’s like the never ending injury. I’m on month 11 now and probably going to have a nervous breakdown if I don’t get this fixed or find a support group. Maybe I need both?

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Have you gone to a physical therapist? They can help with the injury and with figuring out the right strike for your foot.

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I’m not sure what kind of footstrike I have. But I don’t really get injured (at least due to running), so I must be doing something right :)
I don’t usually throw in veggies, but zucchini stuff is the best!
A good tomato Parmesan soup is my fav!

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this article made me want to have a soup for lunch.

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You’re reminding me that I have a bunch of good soup recipes somewhere. I used to make homemade soup a lot, not so much lately. I’m going to have to dig those out!
My favorite soup of all is my Dad’s seafood chowder. It’s the absolute best!

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Mid-foot strike so luckily it hasn’t led to any injuries…knock on wood!
I always throw extra veggies into our dinner.
Fave soup: squash bisque

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Soup: Potato soup – specifically from Bennigan’s – preferably paired with their Monte Cristo Mmmm

Footstrike: I try to be a mid-striker. Used to be mainly heel, but had to adjust after being sidelined by plantar fasciitis.

Injuries: Cured the plantar fasciitis, set a goal of 10K, and then developed post tib tendinitis. Fun! Now I’m in PT and strengthening everything (mostly my hips!) so that I can actually be a runner!!

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Foot striker: Mostly mid foot striker…I’ve worked hard at it!

Injuries: I’ve had my share of injuries but the most significant one is a hairline fracture in my hip. Happened while I was one week out from a marathon. It took me to the ground mid run and my friend had to run 5 miles back to the car to take me to the ER. Couldn’t run for 6 months! SO UPSET!

Soup: I’m a vegetarian so anything without meat or chicken broth.

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I think i am midfoot!

I add veggies to everything because they are sooooo good for you!!! :) :) I even put kale in my smoothies…YUM!!

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Is White Chili a soup? Because that’s my favorite.
Now I have to figure out how to make it gluten free. Shouldn’t be hard but I want some today. So good.

I also want a cookie.

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Does the little dog have a name? :]

I often add extra veggies to meals, but if I’m going to eat dessert, I want it to be pure. Purely “bad” for me, and purely delicious.

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I’m a midfoot runner and I am a major offender of over striding which has caused me lots of hip issues in the past year. Since my cadence is generally high (180+), I am learning to work on the power of my push off rather than the length of my stride. Its a work in progress but it’s what works for me.

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I recently discovered a baked potato soup at the grocery store. I think I’ve bought it almost every week since. Needless to say it’s pretty good.

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I love soup – I’m so glad you’ve talked about the TJ’s minestrone because I bought it after seeing it here a while back!

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I’m a forefoot striker. Well, same as you, after working with a coach for awhile I became more of a mid foot striker.

Luckily I don’t get injured often. I have far more problems mentally than I do physically. The mental aspect of running is really hard for me.

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Those zucchini cookies look so good!

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I’m definitely a heel striker. I would love to work with someone on my form someday!

I’ve been injured once, seriously, and was out for about five weeks.

I want to make those cookies now! Your recipes are always amazing :)

I love hearty vegetable soup!

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I am a forefoot striker! Yes, many injuries over my life. Some running related, some cycling accidents and some just me being clumsy.

I am getting my form evaluated next week at my PT office.
I am kind of nervous but also excited.

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Great post. I have a question about your new bowl you show here in the picture that holds the whole can of Minestrone (wow!) Where did you purchase this bowl? Also, it looks a lot like the same style as a plate in a past post. Are they the same brand/same set? If so, I’d love to purchase these and would love to hear where you bought them. I have been researching various dish sets lately, and especially want some nicer and bigger bowls. All my dishes are mis-matched and old. :-)

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Hey Amy!!! They are the same brand and they are both from Target:) I LOVE all of Target’s dishes and they aren’t very expensive at all. Good luck!

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Great! Thank you, Janae!

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It’s funny you mentioned cadence today! I’m a PT student and a runner. I was having “runners knee” on my left, we read Artie’s about cadence so I decided to run to a metronome and U went from 172-176 spm (even 168 when I was being lazy on easy days) to 180 and my knee pain has gone away. It can reduce the stress on the knee by 20-40% and decrease faulty hip mechanics! Anyway I love your blog. I really loved your post about the NY marathon and Meb! <3 hope you have a great day

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Thank you so much Melissa! I am so so excited that increasing your cadence has helped so much with your knee pain! That is awesome!!!

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I think I’m mostly a mid-foot striker. I have been working on increasing my cadence and shortening my stride and I really think it has helped make me faster!

I have been lucky and haven’t had too many major injuries. Most of mine were from increasing my mileage too quickly.

I’m weird and I don’t really like soup most of the time. There are some really good soups, but it is never my first choice of food.

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these cookies look delicious!

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Those cookies sound really good- totally just pinned that picture so I can try them later!! I am trying to get back into soup– I forgot how amazing it was and how cheap of a meal it is. I need to try that TJ’s minestrone!

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I make a mean batch of sweet potato brownies that are so, so delicious! Favorite soup? Definitely a hearty bowl of chicken noodle with tons of carrot and celery chunks – I can’t get enough!

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I definitely need to learn more about my foot strike. I don’t know enough to determine what I am yet. Homemade soups are the best, but there are some canned soups that I really enjoy too :)

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I think taking longer strides helps you keep momentum forward and helps you elongate your stride thus making you faster?

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Chicken and dumplings is my favorite soup! I pick it up from the soup bar at my local grocery story every couple of weeks. Yum! Might have to run out today…

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definitely want to try those zucchini cookies!

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I’m a mid to ball of my foot striker. This actually caused me to get injured when marathon training cause the front part of your foot just can’t handle that much weight constantly coming down on it. So I actually try to heel strike when I run simply to make myself run more mid-foot.
LOVE soup. Tend to make big batches of it on weekends and eat it for lunch all week. Butternut squash soup is a fav, as well as the creamy tomato soup with chickpea croutons from Oh She Glows (SO good!!!!).

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Those cookies look great!

Brooke is the cutest little chef!

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Footstrike: midfoot.

Injury: stress fracture of my 3rd metatarsal a couple years ago. I think the combination of running and p90x was too much.

Soup: I make a mean white bean and kale soup! I’ll have to try TJ’s minestrone. My fav from that store is the black bean in the carton. I always puree a can of black beans and some jarred jalapenos into it. Then serve with some cheesy bread. Yum!

I’m def trying Megan’s cookies. For the most part my 16mo will eat vegetables but I’m always trying to sneak more in.

Have a great day!

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I am a heel striker but have been slowly transitioning to midfoot. Lately I have had plantar fasciitis which I am not sure if it is due to my form or working 12.5 hour shifts at the hospital. Either way I need to get re-checked to make sure I am running in the right shoe!

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I love zucchini bread – my mom always made it when I was growing up – so I am interested in trying those cookies.

I am mostly a midfoot striker, especially when trail running where I find it easier to not over-stride. I try to always visualize my feet landing behind me. I know this impossible but I think it helps keep me placing them directly below my hips.

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I had a “Janae” dinner last night: rotisserie chicken, roasted broccoli, and a sweet potato. Tonight I’m gonna get FANCY and maybe put that on top of kale.

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Sounds absolutely perfect!!! Enjoy;) Maybe Brooke and I will stop over!

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Favorite soup —> Chicken dumpling!

That minestrone looks delicious! I still have yet to go to Trader Joe’s…

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We literally had this same lecture on running and foot strike/injury yesterday in my college class! We had a guest lecturer, Roberto Ruiz, from the Pentagon’s Fit to Win campaign come to our class and teach all about this!

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I’m a midfoot runner and have luckily not had any injuries. But I also don’t push myself over “the edge” very often in training either. Which means I’m not only a midfoot runner, but a midpack runner. :)

I will be making those cookies! One of my very favorite desserts in the entire world is chocolate zucchini cake. I ask my mom to make it for my birthday. Other than that, I usually substitute apple sauce for some oils.

Favorite soup — probably chicken tortilla. Closely followed by clam chowder. Though I’m kinda picky on the chowder recipe. Does chili count? ‘Cause that’s definitely a favorite too. And Hot & Sour. I guess I just really like soup.

My MIL was telling me about a black bean, sweet potato soup that she just made and loved. I thought it might be a good recipe for you! :)

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I do not think foot strike is something that runners should mess around with. Your body runs the way that it does for a reason. Unless you are trying to be a elite runner that needs to shave significant time off OR you are severely injured because of your foot strike, you do not need to alter it and if you do, you need to consult a medical professional for how to do it. I am a heel striker, always have been and always will be. My husband is a physical therapist and sees SO many runners who come in with injuries (such as stress fractures!) due to trying to change their foot strike.

If you DO change your foot strike, you need to go see a medical professional such as a physical therapist or an ortho to do so. These articles that try to teach you how to do a different type of foot strike will lead you down the path, but not a successful one.

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Such kissable cheeks!! :) I need to make those cookies, too, they sound so yummy! My favorite soup is my mom’s homemade clam chowder- it’s THE best, ever!! I’ll definitely be making a big batch this year!

xo

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I went to a pose running seminar not too long ago, so I’ve been trying to change my foot strike/posture/stance and it’s not easy! Definitely a work in progress.

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I’m a mid- forefoot striker! Just like you, I was getting injured a lot after races and then I found the Brooks pure connect, a lighter weight, small heel- toe drop shoe. I quickened my cadence, and now run injury and pain free!
I love throwing veggies into desserts, and I love split pea soup!

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I am pretty sure I have a midfoot strike…….I never wear out the heels of my shoes and from what I can tell I land in the middle. I have been lucky with no real injuries……..occasionally my knee is achy or my feet are sore, but nothing lasts more than a day.

I love breads made with pumpkin, zucchini, and carrots……….not sure how many veggies are actually in them though!

I love chicken nooodle soup from Panera! It has huge carrots and is so so good!

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After Plantar Fasciitis and IT band issues I am proud to say I now land on my midfoot. Looking at older running pictures of me I was definitely a heal lander and that was not good. I am definitely going to try your zucchini recipe. Our garden gave us tons of them and I have piles of frozen zucchini pouches in my freezer ready to bake. I am not a big fan of soup but if I had to choose one it would have to be tomato. But I think I really like that soup because there is usually a grilled cheese with it. :)

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I’ve put applesauce into cookies before but never zucchini. I’ll have to try that recipe, it sounds really good. :)
My favorite kind of soup is black bean soup, but I don’t make soup a lot. I’ve got to try some new recipes and maybe get a new favorite!

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I thought I was a mid foot striker, but my marathon pics always make me look like a heel striker! Maybe I am. Am I wrong, or do the elites appear to have huge, long strides? Yet I hear over and over “short strides are best”.

I have this weird problem with anterior ankle tendon pain every so often and I have no idea what causes it. Suddenly the front tendon in my ankle will hurt, sometimes so bad it takes me out three days. Then boom, no pain and back to training like normal. A couple weeks later, repeat. I wouldn’t call it chronic or nagging, because when it’s gone, it’s completely gone. So it seems like I am doing something wrong.

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I try to have a midfoot strike most of the time, but sometimes heel strike just comes naturally. I really have to think about it to get that midfoot stride! It is coming a lot easier now, though.

My favorite type of soup is tortilla soup. Mostly because of all the toppings you can put on it – chips, avocado, sour cream, cheese… yum.

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I have a midfoot/heel strike. I was actually just working on my cadence the other day and when I landed beneath my body my knees didn’t hurt at all! The only issue is the midfoot strike isn’t natural yet, so my body doesn’t automatically do it; as soon as I get tired, I start heel striking.

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I love Baked Potato Soup and the Lipton chicken noodle, but there is so much salt in the chicken noodle.

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I slightly changed my foot strike over the course of the year too and I don’t think it contributed to my injuries or lack of. At one point I did run with a metronome to try and improve my cadence, which seemed to help with my shin splints!

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I feel like I’ve always been a heel striker – more so when my core isn’t in shape or when I don’t feel as strong as usual. The stronger I feel, the more I land on my midfoot. I just tried increasing my cadence to 180/minute after reading about it in Eat&Run and it really helps my form. It’s definitely a lot harder to keep up the cadence, but I already feel faster and stronger after working on it for just a few days. Who know! I’ve been running for over ten years and never knew about overstriding until this week. It’s like the key to running faster!

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I finally saw the doctor today and found out I do indeed have a stress fracture…at least I am healing well. :)

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I’ve been blog-stalking you for a couple months now. :-) First-time commenter!
I love how you make concepts like foot strike and stride easy to understand! I overdid it a couple weeks ago & am now trying to rest my foot pain away. I wonder how my form is… My girls & I made your cookies today–they’re great! I cut the sugar, though. You’ve got me eating sweet potatoes a lot, too!
Many thanks for your encouraging and inspiring posts!

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