For some reason this weekend being more of a rest and relaxation kind of week I didn’t really eat much. I really need to get a handle on my nutrition though as I just confirmed my sign up for my first ever half marathon. Yes I have completed 7 triathlons but it is not the same! It has also been a few years since I have done a triathlon due to an injury that I rushed back into too soon causing me to stop racing for a bit. Needless to say I really need to modify my diet a bit, not much just tweek it a bit. No worries though I will still be bringing some tasty treats, my co-workers will just be eating them for me! 🙂
On to the food!!!
Breakfast – I didn’t have any of my overnight porridge ready so I went with a classic of mine, the protein shake.
I add 12-18 oz of water ~ 6 oz of Almond Milk ~ 1 TBSP of Natural Peanut Butter ~ 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries ~ Protein Powder (Cytosport – Muscle Milk – Graham Cracker) * The protein shake package says one scoop per 8 oz but I like mine to be a little less rich so I add more water.
Snack – I had some watermelon chunks and another protein shake. I was running around a lot on different projects so I was less than creative on my snacks.
Lunch – Thanks to our wonderful host Jenn for convincing me to get the taco salad shell maker from this post from the infomercials. Best money I spent recently. I will get a lot of use out of it! I was so hungry after my workout trying to shove this in my face I forgot the tomatoes. Otherwise it was yummy! I used Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.
Snack 2 – Thanks to Jessica for suggesting this awesome snack! The sweetness of the grapefruit and the smoky richness of the Gouda was a really good combination. It totally hit the spot.
Dinner – I love stuffed chicken since it is a great way to sneak in some veggies while packing in a lot of flavor. Since I eat a lot of chicken (like 3-4 pounds a week) it is a great way to “spice” up your meals. I went with a Smoked Gouda and Spinach Stuffed Chicken. I posted the recipe here.
Tori G @ Styled Like A Rockstar says
Good luck on your marathon miss! I know you will totally rock it!!