WIAW — Long Run Edition

I’ve seen the What I Ate Wednesday Trend around since I started blogging.  I LOVE the idea of it, but feel like my eats during the day are generally pretty boring, so I’ve never done it myself.

Well. . . I was inspired last week by Ms. flakeandcake who did a WIAW for her race day.  How fun!  I decided that while my day-to-day eats may be boring, my long run days are a little more interesting.  See, for me, I don’t eat much on days I do long runs, because my tummy just doesn’t want anything, so it’s normally a day of smaller indulgences, with the following day being full of LOTS of food.

Thanks, as always,  to Jenn at peasandcrayons for hosting this fun little link up! 🙂


So without further adieu:  What I Ate Wednesday:  Long Run Style

On my long run days, I always start out with coffee and a Larabar.

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My favorite LaraBars are the Peanut Butter Chocolate, Coconut Creme Pie, and the PB and J.

I like LaraBars specifically because they have very few ingredients, and the ingredients they DO have are all real and good for ya.  I have a tendency to have a sensitive tummy, so I need something simple for a pre-run fuel up.

That and I NEVER skip coffee.  I know some people can’t do caffine before a run thanks to their stomachs, but I literally feel like I have lead legs when I don’t have it.

My favorite fuel during runs: Honey Stinger Pink Lemonade Energy Chews


I used to be all about Gu’s during my long runs — but I had to force myself to eat them.  Which is not good as somebody who already hates eating on the run.

When I found these Honey Stingers, I started looking forward to my mid-run fuel so I knew I found a winner.

Breakfast/Post Run Treat:  Lemon Bar, an apple, plus coconut and sparkling water

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The past few weeks, I’ve been LOVING pastries and sweets after a long run.   I LOVE the indulgence, and think about it the entire time I’m running.  This week, it was a lemon bar.  Unfortunately, they don’t do much for my appetite.  So I always include some kind of fruit or something with a little more substance.

Of course, I’m all about rehydrating after a run, so this week I double fisted with coconut water AND sparkling water.  It felt like another indulgence, and I LOVED it 🙂


For me personally, long runs normally throw my appetite all out of whack. So, often times I’m not hungry for a big meal after breakfast and I tend to snack the afternoon away.  Which is exactly what I did this Saturday.


Crackers and Kambucha.  It normally helps to keep my stomach settled and happy.

Dinner: This is where it gets fun for me.  Normally by now my appetite has returned and I’m ready to eat, drink, and be merry to celebrate my long run. 


A margarita to toast to the night


Chips and all different kinds of dips . . . because you know I need to get my salt level back up 🙂

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And TACOS!  Glorious tacos.  Yum!  Marg’s in downtown Denver treated us well Saturday.

Dessert:  I never end a day without a dessert, especially after a long run!


From Walgreens:  little mini cupcake candies.  Think movie candy, and yes, I ate the entire box.  Happily.

And that folks, is what I ate last Saturday for my long run.  🙂   Thanks for joining! 🙂


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