In order to be a good runner not only do you need to run and strength train, you need to eat right!
Nutrition is a big part of my training plans. I eat healthy the majority of the time, and because I am human, I also enjoy my sweets and the occasional junk food.
However, eating too much bad stuff can affect your running. Not eating enough can also affect your running.
A while ago (like last year) I created a post about nutrition and running… read it HERE!
Today for lunch I had a ton of carrots, hummus, strawberries, blackberries, and some string cheese. While it filled me up, there is not nearly enough carbohydrates in there to get me ready for a good run. I had a Belvita bar at 3 because I was hungry, and I knew I needed something before I ran.
I ran six miles today after coaching track and it was sluggish. I averaged a 8:40 mile and my legs were heavy and I felt slow.
After my run I sautéed some mushrooms, green peppers, tofu, cauliflower, and broccoli with some olive oil and lime juice. It was amazing.
I have tomorrow off from running so I will make sure to eat a hearty lunch and dinner so I am ready to for Saturday.
Something I need to get better at is preparing my weekly meals. I don’t mean making all of my meals for the week on Sunday, but just having a more specific menu for the week. I make enough food at dinner to take as leftovers most of the time.
This weekend I am going to sit down and plan next weeks meals and make sure they are full of protein and carbohydrates to fuel me for my runs.
Once I come up with my menu I’ll share it!
I normally don’t keep junk food in my house but I did have a chocolate bunny from Easter hiding in a cupboard. After watching Grey’s Anatomy I needed it.
Did anyone else see the show tonight? I have watched EVERY episode and have definitely cried a lot, but tonight was painful. Morgan was laughing at me because I was sobbing and had to catch my breath.
Have a great night, and tomorrow if Friday!!