My name is Tanisha Cayley and I am the owner of Eat.Sleep.Run.Repeat (obviously)! I come from the lucky country – yep you guessed it, Australia and live on the beautiful sun kissed coast of WA.
In case you haven’t already guessed, the name of this blog perfectly envisions my life and combines two of my favourite things in one, eating and running! In short, I am a runner (middle to long distance in particular), cook and eater of all sorts of yummy foods (healthy foods in particular), amateur photographer (not really, but hey I’m getting better), travel enthusiast, cafe hopper and self-confessed peanut butter and muesli addict. No joke, I could live off peanut butter and muesli if I ever needed to.
As I mentioned earlier, I am a runner. I haven’t always been a runner though, it took me a whole lot of painful years (for my parents mainly!!) to stumble my way through nearly every sport there is – I’m talking cheerleading, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, netball, jazz, tennis, swimming, you name I’ve done it, but first and foremost, running is now my passion. My running journey first started when I decided to give Little Athletics a go at my local club when I was about 9 years old. I was doing pretty well there so I started doing a couple of fun runs here and there. My first one was the City to Surf 4kms and it is one I will always remember. I was only young then so I really didn’t want to do it by myself and so I made my dad (who never runs by the way) do it with me. The poor guy, I now look back and feel sorry for him because I ended up leaving him behind soon after the start of the race. Oops! But anyway the experience wasn’t all so bad because now I’ve gotten my whole family (including my dad) into to doing many more fun runs.
So far, with my running I have been lucky enough to represent my state multiple times at National events including the 2013 National Cross Country Champs in Launceston, 2014 Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney, 2014 National Cross Country Champs in Albany, the 2015 Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney and very soon, the 2015 National Cross Country Champs in Melbourne. I believe that to reach my full potential it is important to eat healthy, nourishing in foods that give me enough energy to smash that 2km steeplechase or whatever other event I happen to be doing!
Which brings me to my second love – food!
I have always been a lover of food (probably because I have an amazing mum who loves to cook all sorts of delicious meals) but what I love most about being a foodie is teaching people about all sorts of different foods that they haven’t heard of before. My sister is always coming home from school and telling us how so and so didn’t know what the cous cous was that we had for lunch was etc etc. I find it pretty astonishing how many foods there are that people haven’t heard of before, especially considering Australia is a pretty multi-cultural place these days. But I believe that is most likely to account for the very fast food-ised world we live in nowadays. That is why I feel it is so important to not fall into the “I have no time to cook, lets get fast food” trap that many people live in these days, because to be honest, home cooked meals are generally a lot healthier, cheaper, tastier and some times even quicker to make than fast food.
And that’s where this blog comes into things, although most of the recipes on this blog are made specifically for athletes, just about anyone and everyone is free to make, eat and even just look at them whenever they want. This blog is all about sharing my love of cooking, eating and sport all in one so I encourage everyone to give a recipe a go.
Saying that, all of the recipes I post on here are healthy, extremely yummy and best of all, super quick to make because, like nearly everyone else these days I don’t have hours and hours to slave away in the kitchen cooking gallons of super decadent (yet healthy) slow-cooked something-a-rather (as much as I would love to).
I have always wanted to create a blog but I’ve never really had the guts or been bothered to, so I took the opportunity when it came to me. You see, at my school we have a project called the Personal Project where you get to do whatever project you’ve ever wanted to do for 10 months. So I thought, why not make a blog! Maybe then I can put some use into the millions of photos of food I seem to have on my camera roll. Besides, my dad had been pestering me to make a blog for a while now so I can put an end to that too!
And there we have it! For those of you who actually attempted to read the whole thing, thank you! And for those of you who couldn’t be bothered, I don’t blame you. Anyway, that is just a small snapshot of my life and my blog and I hope you enjoyed it.
If you have any queries or suggestions please feel free to let me know by commenting.
Lots of love (and healthy eating),
P.S. if you want to follow me on Instagram my account is: @eat.sleep.run.repeatt
Just a word of caution; I am not a professional, merely just a person offering their advice from past experience and extensive research. I highly recommend seeing a health-care professional if you have any doubts about your health.