Friday, May 2, 2014

Foodspiration Friday ~ Pre-race Menu

Before all of the food pictures, I want to talk pre-race eating strategies. We runners sure can obsess over everything the days leading up to a race. We can be more superstitious than any baseball player. ;)
The day before a race I cut back on veggies and fatty foods. I make sure not to overeat at any meal and ice-cream is always a "no no" for me the night before an important run.
Everyone is different, but anything that is gas producing is usually going to be something to avoid. :)  I don't do any special "carb-loading". I basically avoid things that could send me sprinting for the port-o-potty or woods.

Day before a half-marathon menu:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with chia seeds, banana, strawberries and greek yogurt, with an Emergen-C (I promise there is oatmeal under all that fruit.)
Snack: Apple, Ezekiel bread with Wow Butter (soy peanut butter, since I'm allergic to peanuts)
Lunch: BBQ Turkey avocado and tomato sandwich with roasted sweet potato fries

Snack: Power Crunch protein bar
Dinner: Homemade pizza and a small salad

Race morning menu:
4:30 am Power Crunch protein bar and a banana
6 am Honey Stinger
(Race starts at 7pm)

And here are 2 of my favorite things I ate this week!
My amazing friend Jenna made these salads for lunch the other day. I will be craving this salad for the next month.

 I made my Aunt Jo's brownies and they didn't last very long at our house.


  1. I've made it on your blog twice! I'm almost famous, I'm sure :)

  2. Have the paparazzi shown up yet? If not, you better be on the look out!