Describe what your cookbook is like. Why should a runner buy it?
The cookbook is really fun. I think it will surprise people because it’s not just stereotypically healthy recipes. There are plenty of healthy recipes in there but it’s also a genuine mix of what I eat in my daily life. I just cooked everything that I ate and wrote it down.
I’m the type of person who will just see what’s in my fridge and just make something out of it. I love desserts. I initially turned in like 20 desserts to the publisher, and they thought that maybe the cookbook shouldn’t be one fifth desserts. I had seven different types of cookies in there, and five different types of cake. So...I had to pare that down a little bit.
It’s like Chrissy Tiegen’s Cravings meets runners, which is how I like to eat. Granted, I train like crazy, so, everyone has to do what’s right for them. But I try to give the message that there’s no food that’s off-limits. There’s no food that should be considered bad or dirty. I think there’s a little bit of a myth, especially in female distance running, that you have to be restrictive. I try to emulate the message that you can be strong, have muscles, have a strong body and perform really well. I hope to inspire people to eat a little differently.