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.
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
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 🙂
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! 🙂