I wanted to share some of my eats + workouts with you guys lately since I haven't gotten much time to update.
Monday: 20 minutes stair climber, 2 mile run, 10 minutes elliptical (freshman orientation, so I couldn't go to xc practice)
Tuesday: 2 mile run + 4 x 1200 repeats
Wednesday: 6 mile run + 20 minutes weights
Thursday (today): 5 mile run + 6 hill repeat loops
My stomach still has not adjusted to running at 4 in the afternoon after school. I'm not used to eating two meals before running yet (breakfast & lunch). I have been cramping all over the place, and today was especially bad because when we were halfway back on our run I just got this huge stitch in my side. I need to try to figure out what foods work best for me at lunch, since I haven't had this problem before. I'm thinking maybe it was the yogurt I had - sometimes dairy doesn't sit too well with me.
super voluminous oats made with almond milk, topped with a spoonful of pb, strawbs, and a sprinkle of sugar
eggs + ketchup, tortilla + peanut butter, yellow nectarine
romaine, mushrooms, pintos, cheddar, newman's own
turkey, cuc, ranch on english muffin
plus yogurt & berries
hot dog + french fries... this actually didn't taste too good. my body doesn't like junk food very much!!
breakfast burrito with eggs, cheddar, pintos, salsa, and rice
a million chocolate protein smoothies! perfect post-run snack.
broccoli + cauliflower + a buttload of parm
mini margherita pizza
froyo + brownie crumble + waffle cone bits
My eats haven't been quite as good as I would like lately, especially for my running performance. I need to include more "real food", but it just takes so much longer to prepare! Since I haven't exactly had much time lately, microwave pizzas, peanut butter tortillas, and protein shakes have been quite prominent. I still need a little more time to transition back into school (which means having no time!) and planning my meals better so I can run/perform better. I always notice that I feel better when I'm eating really well.
Do you notice a connection between running (or working out) and what you're eating?