The typical Sunday morning/noon at our house looks like this: Up, shower, shakeology, makeup and hair, church, then home for bacon and eggs for dinner. This time of year the afternoon normally involves a football game for a while, at least, and then by the late afternoon or early evening I like to take off for my weekly run. Normally I'll go for 5-10 miles. A lot of that is determined by how fast my lunch has settled and how I'm feeling. That's what brought about this blog.
The bacon and eggs. I know. Not probably what you were expecting from me for a Sunday lunch. But, in our defense, the eggs are organic, home grown by our own chickens that we raise and the bread that we use for toast is home made, also, with whole grain wheatberries and wheat flour, so, even though we're indulging a little, it's not as bad as it could be. And, everyone needs a cheat meal once in a while, right?
However, today I just wasn't feeling the love for that meal. I will admit that I'm probably getting a little nervous and testy about my first 1/2 marathon coming up 2 weeks from today, and that had a lot to do with my choice. Sundays are my one day that I have enough time to get outside on the trail and train for this, but after I eat that heavy of a meal, I can't get out there until about 5 hours later. With the days getting shorter (and colder this weekend), I need to get out there faster. So I came home from church and made bacon and eggs for the rest of the family, but I had a high protein, mid-carb, alternative to fuel my run, without my body having to take all that time to digest all of that grease. I made myself a banana/peanut butter/whole grain wrap and a chocolate shakeology smoothie made with coconut milk and a scoop of chocolate protein powder. That should accomplish all that I want. A full stomach (but not too full), carbs to give me energy, and lots of protein to help me feel full longer and to help build those muscles while I run.
I'm 1/2 hour from my goal of starting the run out and I'm feeling good. I think by the time I change clothes, drink my preworkout drink, and get my water bottle filled, my food will be digested enough to allow me to start that run.
Nutrition, on the day of the run and on the days leading up to it, is so important. If this works, this will be my breakfast the morning of the real run!
Heading out for the run!