I’m feeling much better after a couple good snacks, a cat nap, and a good dinner. I really think that sleeping kind of poorly last night is what set off my bad mood and, hence, off day.
For one thing, I got a letter in the mail from my grandma! She is so thoughtful and clipped a coupon for almond milk for me!!!! She also sent an ad for the costume contest associated with the Richmond Monument Avenue 10k I’ll be running at the end of the month. I’ve always heard about and seen the crazy costumes, but I don’t think I’m entering, despite the prize money! Maybe one day when I’m running it “for run” but since it is my first 10k I don’t want to worry about a goofy costume. Sorry, G’ma! But thanks for thinking of me
Shortly after my last post, I had half of an English muffin with a piece of cheese for some fiber and protein (staying power!). It was perfect and really calmed my ravenous-ness.
I promptly passed out on the couch for about 30 minutes. Glorious. Shortly before Mona got home with dinner, I may or may not have had a couple Thin Mints from the freezer
But I was still so full from my English muffin and Thin Mints when she brought dinner home that I didn’t eat right away. She got some soup and salads from a local Mediterranean place so it was easily re-heated and served a couple hours later when my appetite returned. The soup was super filling and I did not finish my bowl. And the salad had some fresh mozzarella, artichoke, and walnuts. I topped it with a little bit of balsamic vinaigrette. On the side I had 2 pieces of whole wheat melba toast.
Eventually I got another chocolate craving and pulled out my TJ’s chocolate soy creamy. SO GOOD.
Chocolate + almonds + raspberrry = amazing. And vegan! I love this soy “ice cream”. The flavor of the soy milk is subtle but comes through and adds a nuttiness. I LOVE it. I will still eat frozen yogurt, because I love it, but I honestly think I’m sticking to soy creamy for the most part.
No plans yet for tomorrow’s workout, but it will certainly be more restful than today’s since I did 5 miles!! Today was an interesting experience in pre-and post-workout fueling. I was obviously unprepared since I did not plan out such an intense workout, but I think I’m really starting to understand what my body needs and what fuels it best. Healthy fat, protein, and complex carbohydrates! And my body is getting used to running with a little food in my belly, which is good since I don’t want to continue to increase my milage and do harm to my body by not fueling it properly. So far, toast + PB and various bars (Lärabars, Luna bars, etc.) seem to be doing the best. And if I am planning a lighter workout, I need less before and less after. Food for thought…
What do you eat pre-workout?