Creatine and sweet potatoes are gamechangers for reset and recovery and are helping in this final push. Here’s a quick update on my training 29029 adventures. I’m a few weeks out and feeling strong! I appreciate your support! Please share it with your friends. 

Why Creatine?

I’m constantly dealing with aches and pains (anyone relate?). As a 50-year-old athlete, training takes a toll. Adding creatine to my routine this time around has been a game-changer! My recovery feels faster, plus research shows it can benefit brain health, which is a win-win! It’s no surprise that creatine is one of the most researched supplements next to caffeine, with benefits for people of all ages.

Interesting in learning more? Check out this session- Beyond the Gym: The Surprising Benefits of Creatine.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are my go-to for energy for training and everyday life- it’s the perfect carb! A medium sweet potato carb choice has around 100 calories and 4 grams of fiber. Thanks to its complex carbohydrates and slow-digesting nature, it provides sustained energy without the crash. Plus, it offers a bit of protein. 

My favorite way to eat lately is to stuff them with taco meat or make my Sweet Potato and Quinoa Power Tots. It’s simple: Combine 1 cup of mashed sweet potato, 1 cup of cooked quinoa, a touch of egg for binding, and your favorite spices. Bake them in a preheated oven at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until crispy. I like to pan-sear them in a little bit of olive oil. 

Need an easy and fast way to meal prep them? Check out this tip.

3-Minute Stretches

While creatine and sweet potatoes have been gamechangers, so has stretching. You’re wasting your time if you don’t hold your stretches for at least 3 minutes. Holding static stretches for 3 minutes is more effective than shorter holds for increasing flexibility. This extended hold allows your body to relax into the stretch, targeting deeper tissues. Incorporating these longer holds into my routine has reduced my back and hip pain. Check out my favorite stretches for mobility and increased flexibility.

A Little Bit of Background…

When I first decided to do the 29029 Everesting endurance event, I had no idea what I was doing, and I was kind of freaked out. I mean, could a middle-aged mom like me really do this? Do I have what it takes? But this little voice inside kept whispering, “What if?” I remember training for my first 29029 event. I’d zone out sometimes in a long training session and imagine what finishing would feel like. I would tear up every single time! “What if?” That tiny seed of curiosity kept me moving forward, literally and figuratively, one step at a time. Fast forward to now, and I’ve realized that doing hard things, no matter how scary or uncomfortable, is where real growth happens. I learn more about myself each time I try and am reminded that I’m not done. So, what about you?

I promise to keep these videos short and to provide valuable information about my training routine, nutrition, and real-world talk about how at 50 I’ll try to pull it off (you can, too!). Hopefully, these are tools and insights you may be able to use for your healthy journey or next adventure. 

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Amy Fox
29029 Snowbasin 2021
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