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About Leslie Myers

Leslie Myers is a proud member of the Nytro Women's Racing Team, GrooveTri. She's a professional chef and owner of Foodsense, Now, a Solana Beach-based company which focuses on healthy eating for athletes. A multiple Kona Ironman finisher, dog lover and self-proclaimed oenophile, you will see her out on the roads on her Cervelo P3 in #badassisbeautiful Betty Designs gear

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report and the Ironman.com Athlete Tracker

Dear Ironman Dot Com,

If you are going to have a rolling start (or even if you are not), at least have better technology with real time splits and placement changes.  I get that the timing company is based in Canada, and that the eventual race winner, phenom Lionel Sanders, […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Race Reports|0 Comments

The 30 Clean Healthy Eating Plan and Discount Code

Over the last year-plus, I have embarked on both the Whole30 and the 30Clean healthy eating challenges.  What exactly are these challenges?  For 30 days, you eliminate sugar, alcohol, legumes, grains and Paleo-style renditons of brownies, smoothies, pancakes and more.  Me, who usually preaches “eat anything in moderation” […]

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do you eat before Training? Real Food For Fuel

A triathlete can (hopefully) only stomach so many bars, gels and tabs. I try to reserve most my intake of those necessities for racing and long training sessions. I prefer real foods and often field the question of “what do you eat before training?”

The short answer is It depends. […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Exercise, Snacks|0 Comments

When your Iron (man) go south……..and Roasted Red Cabbage with Tahini Sauce

After stumbling through a foot issue late winter/early spring (initially thought to be a stress fracture but turned out to be autoimmune “AI” related), I turned my attention to training for Ironman Whistler in late July.   Throughout the training, I never felt quiet right. The day of Ironman Whistler, […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Side Dishes, Triathlon Training, Veggie Sides|0 Comments

How technology killed my long run and a Mango Matcha Green Smoothie

Any athlete knows that training has it ups and downs. Two weeks ago, I raced the Victoria 70.3 triathlon. It was my first big race back in over a year. Most of the race went well; but I made a ginormous, #rookie  big mistake on the bike (as in, […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Day in the Life of a Chef-Triathlete and Basic Quinoa Recipe

Note: This post was written last Friday–in the middle of a San Diego Rain Storm 

I’m sitting here in my recovery boots, listening to the gasp rain coming down. My San Diego friends’ social media feeds are peppered with comments such as #OMGITSRAINING!!!!!!! A Phenomenon???? as IF!!

From purely a mental standpoint, […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Basics, Grains, Triathlon Training|0 Comments

Zero Dark Thirty and Ratatouille with Fennel Seeds, Capers, Lemon Zest and Parsley

Wow, this week is flying by!  Yesterday was a bit of a cluster (eerie weird dream about an ex that jolted me out of bed; jammed-shut the garage door on the hatch of my VW, which delayed departure for a really really long time 20 minutes; lost my Garmin […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Eat your Veggies, Recipes|0 Comments

Fun Foodie Finds Week of February 22nd

It’s finally time for another #FunFoodieFinds post. Sheesh, it’s been awhile…..

Paleo Coconut Flakes Words can’t even describe how delicious this cereal is. These wonderful crunchies are made from 100% coconut.   They’re Crispy! They’re Flaky!  They’re Fantastic! And they are paleo. Forget the protein shake and all of that post […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Fun Food Finds|0 Comments

Vegetarian Pho, Triathlon Training and What the Doctor Ordered

It’s so fun to say “tri-ath-a-lon-ing” and it’s even more fun to do it.  Last November, I finally kicked Achilles issues to the curb; trained for a few weeks; ended up with some debilitating foot problem; troubleshot said problem and finally got it somewhat under control (read NO GOUT). […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Fall, Injury, Soups and Stews, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Reaction, Fracture or Gout……..and the BEST Falafel EVER

Q4 2015 was all about A LOT of travel. I don’t envy my husband, who not only travels for play, but for work as well. Trips to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Arizona and Mexico over late October and most of November were followed up by 3 days in Colorado visiting […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Injury, Restaurant Info, Triathlon Training|1 Comment