The day that I'm sharing is from Sunday, when I did my long run of 13 miles. Here's what I had!
Sauteed spinach and hash browns
2 poached eggs
Banana with almond butter and unsweetened coconut flakes
Before going for a run, I never used to have any breakfast. Everything seemed to upset my stomach, so I would usually grab a piece of fruit before heading out. In fact, before my half marathon PR, all I had was an apple and a few bites of a honey stinger waffle so I wouldn't get cramps! After some experimentation, I've found some foods that don't upset my stomach and keep me energetic and fueled the entire run. This is a typical breakfast for me now and it's perfect!
Running Fuel :
3 dates, chopped into small pieces
Unsweetened apple sauce
It's about a half hour drive to the park where I went running, so on the way I had a pouch of unsweetened apple sauce. Even though these are marketed for little kids, I love them! They're easy to grab and eat on the go, and they taste really good.
During my run, I had a piece of date each mile. Cutting them in smaller pieces helped me digest them a lot easier. I also stopped for water at mile 7 when I passed my car, and had some coconut water after I finished.
Kale salad with shredded chicken
Tart Cherry Juice
I was hungry a few hours later, so I snacked on some of the homemade Lara Bar bites that I made. I also met up with Alexa for some tea at Big Dog Coffee in the South Side. We both had a turmeric tea which is delicious and perfect for a chilly winter day. I loved the vibe of the coffee shop and would definitely go back there again!
Blood Orange Paloma
For dinner, I made Margaret's Crock Pot Taco Soup. I had it simmering all day long, so it tasted amazing, and was super easy to make! I loved how chunky the soup was, and it really filled me up and kept me warm. This recipe is definitely a keeper- even Dan liked it! With dinner, I made a blood orange Paloma (juice of one blood orange, lime juice, and sparkling water) which was refreshing and delicious, and watched some football.
Dates with Sunflower Seed Butter
Dan had a hockey game late at night, so I made a quick snack before we left. I was preparing some sunshine sauce for the following week, and used some leftover sunflower seed butter and dates for a snack. It was really good and had a different taste and texture than the almond butter that I usually use!
What are some snacks you've been enjoying lately?
Who else loves crock pot meals?
What do you usually use to fuel long runs?