Fuel Update

Yesterday’s Workout: 3 miles @ 30 minutes (treadmill)
Today’s Workout: 4 miles @ 38:37 (treadmill)

After Thursday’s post about my knee bothering me and taking a rest day, I decided to wait and see where I was before resuming my training plan yesterday. My knee felt a lot better, but I still didn’t want to overdo it, but I was determined to get some type of run in.

So after I got home from work, I changed into my running clothes, did some calf stretches, and hopped to it at around 6:00 p.m. I was also dealing with some time constraints – I was planning on going to my parents for dinner – so I knew I wasn’t going to get the 5-mile run in that was originally scheduled. Again, this was probably a blessing in disguise, because if I pushed too hard, I probably wouldn’t feel as good as I do today. So I ran a nice, easy 3 miles on the treadmill at a 10:00 mpm pace. I felt great, and really felt like I could have done the entire 5 miles I had scheduled, but by the time I was done running, I was already late, and still needed to stretch out a bit.

By the time I got to my parents’ house, I was starving! My mom had ordered takeout from a local restaurant we refer to as Oxfords, and I got a Gorgonzola salad with grilled chicken. They’re salads are huge and I think I actually ate an entire chicken! But I was pretty satisfied afterwards. If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been posting anything about fuel lately, because I’m so embarrassed about how I’m eating. It hasn’t been horrible, I’m definitely getting enough carbs and protein in there, but I really need to work on incorporating more veggies into my diet.

So this morning I already had had it in my mind to make Banana Stuffed French Toast.

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I love bananas, and as I’m sure most of you know, they’re a great source of potassium, which is something you need if you’re a runner.

My other “fruit of choice” this week has been avocados (I love them!), which are also full of potassium. I bought four of them at the grocery store to make avocado crab salad (which I had at the beginning of the week), and a southwestern black bean salad (still to come). Then, ironically, one of employees brought me an avocado the other day because she’s on weight watchers and according to her, you can’t have them in the first one to two weeks of being on WW. So I guess I am on an avocado kick!

Tomorrow I’m going to plan on repeating my 10 mile run again. I was originally scheduled for 11 miles, but I don’t feel like I’ve put in enough mileage over the past week to do that long of a distance, and I just don’t want to chance injuring my knee. I haven’t even signed up for a marathon yet, and I still feel like I have a ways to go, so I don’t have a problem taking it slow this week – there’s still plenty of time to train for a race.

What’s your favorite fruit/vegetable?

Do you ever get on a kick with certain types of food? If so, what kind of a kick are you on lately?

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9 thoughts on “Fuel Update

  1. willrunforpizza

    I eat an apple a day. I like to eat bananas only because I know how good they are for runners, but I really don’t love them at all. Too mushy and I don’t even really like the smell. But I eat them. haha Veggie? Oh gosh, it took me 32 years to even TRY them, but now my fave veggie is definitely BRUSSEL SPROUTS! Steamed with some olive oil, parm cheese, and 21 season salute seasoning! I’ve actually eaten a whole bag of frozen brussel sprouts for dinner before.

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    1. 262x2 Post author

      I really love Brussels sprouts too! But I’ve only had the Green Giant steamed kind with butter. They sound wonderful with Parmesan cheese and olive oil!

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