What This Runner Eats

I received an email from Runner’s World about nutrition for runners. I’m always wanting to know healthy things for me to eat pre, during and post run so I was excited to read the article Nutrition For Runners – 25 Snacks For Runners It can be hard to make nutritious meals for yourself (especially working 10 hour days, training and trying to have a social life). This is a good list of easy snacks.

I try to pre make my lunches for work as I’m making dinner the night before. Or I’ll make a big dinner and take left overs for lunch. I eat about 4-6 meals a day: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. Easy quick snacks are a plus for me.

Here is a pretty average day for me. Breakfast: Blackberry, almond milk protein shake. Sometimes I add greek yogurt if I have it.

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A snackie that I love are these Think Thin bars. I used to get a lot of different flavors, but the only one I really enjoy now is the dark chocolate. This is a protein bar…not a candy bar claiming it is a protein bar. There is 20g of protein per serving (serving size is a whole bar) and NO sugar!

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I also like Think Thin bars because if I want something sweet they help me avoid crap like this at work

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This is another snack. I picked this up at Nugget Market – easy enough to make at home. Chicken salad, grapes, cucumber and a few Ritz Crackers. Yum.

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This I also got at Nugget and it is also easy enough to make. It is a Thai chicken salad. Chicken, bell peppers, cilantro, and cabbage. This was my lunch. I need more vegetables in my diet so I am trying to have a salad for at least one of my meals.

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Finally for dinner my boyfriend (he’s the best) made this for us. I got the recipe from Pinterest, here is the recipe Herb & Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken . The only thing I would change is not using the olive oil. Too oily, and it’s really not needed because the lemon and orange juice make the chicken nice and juicy.

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Had some asparagus and wine with dinner. It is possible I went a little too heavy on the cheese, but I love cheese!!

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As you can see I ate pretty well today. But trust me, I have my days where I only want to eat french fries, hamburgers, pizza, cheese and beer/wine. We’ve gotta give ourselves those days! (at least I know I need them!) If I know I am going to be eating something like that I’ll exercise a little extra that day before I do. I also don’t eat like that all day it will usually be just one meal.

Here was my run today. It was my first run in 5 days. I was taking a little break because I had a some foot pain. After resting and new SuperFeet Insoles I think I’ll be okay! This run was fun, my sister and I ran together. She is improving as a runner, but we still had to take a few walk breaks 🙂

CIM Training Short Run – 4 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

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