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Hi, I’m Sarah. I’m a sports dietitian, marathon runner and mom of two.  I work with runners to improve performance with an optimized nutrition plan. Here, you’ll find evidenced based resources for your training as well as the top product recommendations.

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As a former college athlete, I’m aware of how much nutrition can impact your sport. I’ve run 4 marathons and countless half marathons, and helped fuel hundreds of runners for their endurance events.


Personally, I’m a mom to two girls in the Washington DC area. When I’m not running, you can find me in the kitchen making all sorts of snacks, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, or road tripping to a favorite destination.


You can find several of my favorite recipes at www.bucketlisttummy.com.

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Carbohydrates Nutrition Tips

Key Nutrition Tips to Avoid Hitting the Wall in a Marathon

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How to Fuel a Vegan Ultramarathoner Runner (With Sample Meal Plan)

Whether you’re a vegan ultra runner, vegan marathon runner, or someone looking to add more vegan foods into your diet,…
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Keto and Running: Everything You Need to Know

What is the keto running trend? Know these nutritional implications for the keto diet and running.
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What To Do For Recovery After a Half Marathon

So you completed a half marathon – amazing! Now it’s time to think about the post half marathon recovery and giving your body and muscles enough time and fuel to recover.
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Running and Intermittent Fasting: The Facts

Running and intermittent fasting may seem like a new trend but is it really going to improve performance? Find out why intermittent fasting for endurance athletes may not be what you think.
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Carb Loading for Runners

Whether you’re looking for information on carb loading for marathon distances or a break down of how to carb load and what are the best carb loading foods, this post walks you through it.
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What To Eat Before a Long Run

Are you someone who struggles with knowing what to eat before a run? This post will walk you through the…
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Nutrition Tips

Sample Long Distance Runners Diet Plan

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Hydration

The Ultimate Guide to Hydration for Runners

Hydration for Runners is an essential topic for performance, and understanding the importance of hydration, electrolytes and the body’s need…
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How Runners Can Avoid Injuries During Training, While Pregnant, and Postpartum with Jessica Valant, PT and Pilates Instructor

How Runners Can Avoid Injuries During Training, While Pregnant, and Postpartum with Jessica Valant, PT and Pilates Instructor   Are…
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Fueling for Trail Running and Ultra Marathon Distances with Kylee Van Horn

Ep 34: Fueling for Trail Running and Ultra Marathon Distances with Kylee Van Horn   Kylee Van Horn, RDN is…
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Pelvic Floor Health for Runners at All Life Stages with Dr. Abby Bales, DPT

Ep. 33: Pelvic Floor Health for Runners at All Life Stages with Dr. Abby Bales, DPT   Wondering about pelvic…
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Sarah Shares her Race Day Nutrition Plan for the Ogden Marathon

Ep 32: Sarah Shares her Race Day Nutrition Plan for the Ogden Marathon   Tune in to part two as…
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Sarah Talks About The Logistics of Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

Ep 31: Sarah Talks About The Logistics of Qualifying for the Boston Marathon In this episode, Marita interviews Sarah to…
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Triathlon 101: A Deep Dive Into All Things Triathlon, Pt 1

Ep 29: Triathlon 101: A Deep Dive Into All Things Triathlon, Pt 1 Want to try a tri? Part 1…
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Triathlon 101: A Deep Dive Into All Things Triathlon, Pt 2

Ep 30: Triathlon 101: A Deep Dive Into All Things Triathlon, Pt 2 Want to try a tri? Part 2…
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Courtney Carter – Philosophies on Training and Diversity in the Sport of Running

Ep 28: Courtney Carter – Philosophies on Training and Diversity in the Sport of Running   In this episode we…
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How to Have the Best Off Season: The Lowdown on Off Season Nutrition

Ep 27: How to Have the Best Off Season: The Lowdown on Off Season Nutrition Today we’re talking all about…
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How Our Relationships with Food and Exercise Have Changed Over Time + What is Orthorexia?

Ep 26: How Our Relationships with Food and Exercise Have Changed Over Time + What is Orthorexia?   In this…
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How a Sports Dietitian Helps Professional Fuel

Ep 25: How a Sports Dietitian Helps Professional Fuel In this episode, we talk with sports dietitian, Jill Merkel, about…
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MY NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY

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I’m not an extreme dietitian

New people and clients are still shocked when they realize I don’t tell them not to eat foods. I don’t tell them that all they can eat moving forward is fruits, veggies and protein. And I definitely don’t tell them to let external numbers guide their desire for eating or need for nourishment. As a matter of fact, I don’t like to use a lot of “don’ts” in sessions.

Instead, we focus on what you can do, things you can eat and include, and why it’s important to prioritize yourself. We talk a lot about nourishing your body in many different ways.

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