As you might’ve heard, I finished a half marathon on Saturday!
Usually before races like these, people load up on spaghetti, bread, and lots of other carb-filled meals. But for me personally, I don’t go that route.
In fact, if I ate pasta and lots of bread before a race, I would be miserable! Pasta and refined grain bread makes me feel really bloated and icky.
But I still know how to “carbo load” just in my own way. I ate oatmeal for breakfast every day last week and enjoyed brown rice and whole wheat couscous with dinner a few times.
This time, instead of a burrito, I got a “naked” grilled veggie burrito and added lettuce, pico de gallo and medium salsa.
Afterward, we went to Barnes & Noble where I enjoyed a nice decaf African Autumn tea 🙂
If you are a runner, tri-athlete, etc. what is your typical pre-race dinner?
Today was one of the busiest days I’ve had in a while. I think this is the first time I’ve sat down at home all day!
I started things off right though, with a green monster 🙂
Mid-morning, I had some coffee and nuts, as usual.
I had to eat lunch kind of early because I had an appointment to get a ROOT CANAL done today!
What is wrong with me? Root canal on Friday, 10 mile race on Saturday…
Leftover chickpea burger on a bagel thin with hummus and carrots on the side.
Plus, some pineapple!
I’m very happy to say my appointment went VERY well.
I mean, if you could have a great root canal, this was it. I had no pain during or after, haven’t taken anything for it either. Woo hoo!
Afterwards, I had to go get my packet for the 10 mile race tomorrow, but it just so happened to be close to a Starbucks…more iced coffee please!
These were yummy, plus they are gluten, dairy, nut and egg free. And $1.50. And portion controlled 🙂
After I got my stuff, I went on a hunt for some new running shoes. I ended up going with a pair of New Balance which I’ll have to show you all later.
It’s so funny, I have a new brand every time I buy shoes. First it was Adidas, then Asics, now New Balance. Ha ha!
I also got a new purse for $6 (regularly $32). I rarely buy stuff like this but it was too good to pass up!
My friend Courtney and I went out tonight, which included dinner at Qdoba.
Qdoba is a great place for vegetarians! Plus, we got to sit outside on such a pleasant evening 🙂
I got the grilled veggie burrito with black beans, rice, grilled veggies, lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa verde and of course, guacamole. I think there’s is my favorite. Normally, I would get it “naked” (without the tortilla) but I figured I needed just a few carbs for the race tomorrow 😉
We also made a Starbucks run afterwards but since I’d just had an iced coffee a few hours earlier, I opted for the unsweetened shaken green tea lemonade. It was yummy!
Warm weather makes me Starbucks crazy! I’d better stop before it becomes a habit 😉
Time to go to bed now, I’ve got a big race tomorrow. Be sure to check back here and over at River City Fitness tomorrow for updates!