Hi, friends! Good morning and happy Hump Day to you!
Now that I am in the middle of marathon training, I find myself eating ALL DAY LONG. My training plan called for a longer run, which I planned to do on the treadmill at KFIT last night, so I documented what I ate during the day in preparation for it. I knew I’d need plenty of calories before and after, so here’s a snapshot of what and when I ate it.
6:20 AM: Blueberries + iced coffee while feeding Quinn his breakfast
9:15 AM: Cheerios + Ancient Grains with sliced banana and almond milk… And since I can never eat just one serving of cereal, I added a big scoop of Stonyfield plain Greek yogurt to my mug along with some more Cheerios. It ended up being a delicious mushy messy!
12:30 PM: “Garbage” salad made with all sorts of randomness from the fridge””mixed greens, shrimp, turkey meatballs, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, green bell peppers, sliced almonds, salsa, and buffalo sauce
3:00 PM: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookies (recipe below)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookies
- 1 cup buttermilk FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 3/4 cup chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Combine above ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth.
- Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and use a tablespoon to portion batter onto it.
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven and allow them to cool slightly before serving.
Makes 18-20 cookies
4:15 PM: Workout time! On the agenda: 15/8 Yassos/15 <— explanation
4:50 PM: Strawberry Banana GU
My workout was the exact same as the one I did last week, but, this time, I ended up running almost a mile more– thanks to a packet of GU and a sweet new tank top and pair of sneakers from my friends at Brooks. Anyone else think that new gear makes you train harder? I definitely do! (The whiteboard on the treadmill was for my Yasso countdown.)
Women’s PureProject Seamless Tank II: LOVE. First off, this tank reminds me a lot of the soft, seamless fabric that a lot of Lululemon gear is also made from. You know what I’m talking about, right? The material is high-quality, no doubt, and pretty much conforms to your body, so it’s almost like it’s made just for you. The fabric is also sweat-wicking, so it kept me nice and dry as I pounded away on the treadmill for over an hour and a half. The length was perfect too– long and slimming, so it didn’t ride up, but not too long that it covers your butt and gets in the way.
Women’s Glycerin 12: Best running shoe ever made? Yes, indeed. I’m telling ya, the second I put these sneakers on my feet, I knew they were something special. When I first started marathon training, I went to a local running store to get fitted for new shoes. I walked around the store in my socks and then ran on the treadmill. I needed a neutral running shoe, so the saleswoman brought me a few different shoes from a few different brands. And, like I mentioned above, I fell in love with the Glycerin 12 immediately. I actually said: “Oh, wow” out loud as I put them on my feet. They’re incredibly comfortable and there’s support in all the right places. The fit just feels natural. When I took these sneakers for a test-drive, running felt practically effortless– light and cushion-y with equal support from toe to heal. They’re honestly the best running shoe I’ve ever experienced. Oh, yea, and the colors are fun and pretty!
5:55 PM: Perfect Bar on the drive home
7:00 PM: Two bowls of American Chop Suey topped with shredded Parmesan and a big ol’ glass of wine
Questions of the Day
Are you more of a snacker or a 3-meals-a-day person? Or some combination of the two?
How do your eating habits change when you are training for an event?