Will Work For Food

I am excited to say that I got through Hell and high mileage, that is, the high mileage week that was last week. I ended up running 6 days, which isn't ideal, but it included two short 3 - 4 mile lunch time runs, which are a great way to get out of the office and see the gorgeous weather. So those ones don't even count as work.

Fort Point
View on my lunchtime run.

However, Saturday WAS work. 20 miles on an already dehydrated body on a hot day was not the best thing I've ever done, or the smartest. I blame Roger, the 70 year old man who kept filling my wine glass on Friday night. You have to watch out for those old guys; they are sneaky. The more wine he poured, the more I lamented about how I was going to be hurting the next day (as I cheerfully swilled wine from the glass). When I woke up on Saturday not quite feeling 100%, I knew I only had myself to blame (and Roger, of course) so I bucked it up and put on my shoes.

The run was long and hard. The end. Normally afterward, I am Starvin' Marvin, but this time, I was only so, SO thirsty. It carried over into the next day, when I ran a trail race (100% better than Saturday's run! Recap later!) and had brunch afterward but wasn't really that hungry otherwise.

Then Monday rolled around, and the beast reared it's ugly head and screamed, "feed me, Seymour"! This happens quite a lot, where my rest day is also my "eat everything you can put your hands on day". So I thought I would do a quick rundown of what I usually eat on a normal day when I training (actually this list is what I ate on Monday, March 25).

5:45 a.m.: Steel cut oats with banana, sunflower seeds, almond milk, chia seeds, flax and coconut. Coffee.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: 2 - 3 cups of coffee

9:30 a.m. (or 10 if I can hold off): Apple, some almonds

11:15 a.m. Salad with apples, grapes, almonds, sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, quinoa and spinach

breakfast salad
Breakfast salad?

12:00 p.m.: Lentils with rice

1:30 p.m.: Brussel sprouts with sesame oil and salt (lots of salt)

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Orange, carrots, celery with hummus, grapes, a mango, pirates booty, nori/seaweed snacks, trail mix (and anything else I have in my secret snack drawer at work), an applesauce

5:30 p.m.: more brussel sprouts, more lentils and rice (I was eating up left overs)

7:30 p.m. Corn chips with homemade "red pepper & hummus salsa", cous-cous salad with asparagus and orange bell peppers

8:30 p.m.: Greek yogurt with honey

In looking over this list, I realize a couple of things. One, I didn't really eat a lot, just a lot of times per day! Also, I didn't eat any meat, which is fairly common for me anyway. Also, the breakfast salad would have been really good with Craisins. Just saying.

Do you ever have days where you just can't stop snacking? What is your weakness / your go-to snack food? Are you hungrier the day of a big activity, the day after or both?


  1. Well all of the foods you ate throughout the day sounds delicious and healthy! I definitely felt like a bottomless pits at certain points of my marathon training cycle. There were days where I just never felt like I could get to the point where I would feel full! My favorite snacks are fruit, trail mix, and popcorn.

  2. I'm always usually starving the day after a big race. No matter what I am eating it is never enough...and it isn't just a perceived hungry...my stomach is growling!! I try not to overdo it but it is a challenge!

  3. The rhyme and reason to my snacking all centers around sweets. If there's a pile of candy, I'm likely to indulge far too often. Sigh.

  4. looks like you eat very healthy!

  5. Actually I had one of those days today... and I know it was because I worked out and ran yesterday!

    Gotta watch out for those sneaky men with wine bottles! hahaa

  6. I'm glad you got through that run. Sounds hard!

    I do have snacky days, and I'm sorry to say that my snacks are not so healthy. But I'm trying to change that.

  7. The good news is that everything you ate all day long was healthy! I'm a grazer and sometimes I look back on my day and realized that I grazed on chips and candy all day.

  8. Did you empty out the drawer? At least it was all healthy stuff. That salad sounds awesome.


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