Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIAW #19: Pre-race Eats

Hey everyone!  How is your week going?  I'm dubbing this week "The Week of Meetings," as I pretty much have on each day this week (except Friday!).  Busy, busy, busy!  But, it's Wednesday, which means these meetings are almost over!  It also means that it's...
This week's What I Ate Wednesday features my meals from Saturday.  I was still following the Insanity meal plan, while also carb-loading for my half marathon the next day.  Let's see what that looks like!

As always, thank you to Jenn for hosting the link up!  Check our her blog Peas and Crayons to see what the rest of blog land is eating!

Meal #1
4 egg whites scrambled with tomatoes, onions, and a pinch of mozzarella cheese.  It's nice to be able to cook breakfast on the weekends!

Meal #2
Another weekend treat: making smoothies!  I threw 1 frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana,  1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, and enough orange juice to get everything moving.  Tasty!

Meal #3
I wanted a salad, so I went to Panera and picked up the Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado.  I got the bread on the side (carbs) and an M&M cookie (again, carbs ;)).  This salad is quite good, and I ate half of it.  I had to save room for this cookie!
It was delicious.  All in the name of carb loading!

Meal #4

The epitome of carbs: I had some whole wheat rotini with mozzarella cheese on top.  This is one of my favorite simple meals, and it worked its' way in perfectly to both goals of food for the day.

I didn't have the 5th meal due to my large lunch, but I did have some chips later in the evening when my stomach was rumbling.

I think I ate well on Saturday for preparing for a race.  On Sunday morning, I felt ready to run.  Too bad I didn't train properly, or else I probably could have had a really great race!

Question for you: What is your go-to meal the day before a race?
I have to have pasta.  It's treated me well for my half marathons!


  1. That's my favorite smoothie too! Between that and banana and peanut butter, it's a hard choice. Must admit, I avoid running....

    1. Mmmm peanut butter and banana would be good! Might have to do that this weekend :)

  2. Good luck on your race. Your cookie is making me hungry!

    1. That cookie is so good, it's hard to resist whenever I go to Panera.