I thought I would jump on board with WIAW again this week, but to share my food from Saturday (my long run day). In the other posts I have shared my foods were all pretty “healthy” (depending on your definition of healthy) and they were from a weekday when my meals are usually more structured. I usually eat differently when I am traveling or eating out, although my rule is to still try to include fruits and veggies throughout the day. I thought sharing Saturday’s foods would be a little more realistic-and really, it’s all about balance, right?
Breakfast was broken down into three parts:
Pre Run Fuel
Mid Run Fuel (taken around mile 7.5 of my 14 mile run)
Post Run Smoothie (while foam rolling)
I was kind of thrown off with timing, so I ended up eating a late breakfast/early lunch
Midday Meal (eggs, bacon, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale)
Early lunch meant I needed snacks in order to survive until dinner
Snack # 1 (sliced apples with peanut butter)
Snack # 2
We went out for dinner at a casual bar. I was craving some kind of beef because I hadn’t eaten any all week, but I wasn’t sure if steak would be good at the place we were eating. So I settled on a burger and balanced it out with a salad. And a glass of wine, of course:)
Burger with fries
After dinner we stopped for fro-yo. Its been months since I had anything with so much sugar! I was definitely feeling it after, but it was a delicious treat:)
I promise that there is yogurt under there and it’s not just a bowl full of toppings:)
I think I typically eat more than that on my long run days, but the early lunch really threw me off. Sometimes it can take awhile for my stomach to be ready for a full meal after a long run, but no matter what I make sure to at least drink a smoothie right away.
Do you eat differently on the the weekends/on long run days/when you travel?
Thanks, Jenn, for hosting “What I Ate Wednesday”!