Long run hunger

The day of a long run, I (and other runners) am surprisingly not hungry. I mean I eat because I love to eat, but it’s not the hunger you’d expect after running so long. For me it’s the day after. Yesterday during my horrible 35 minutes on the elliptical, I got hungry. Like, stomach was sick I was so hungry. That never happens to me during a workout! Luckily my meals all day were packed with protein and fat to keep me full.

My salad from Whole Foods kept me full for about half an hour last night, when my stomach started growling again! That salad was packed with whole grains and protein, but I guess not enough. I portioned out a coffee mug of Kashi go lean high protein twigs with cinnamon + almond milk, banana and a spoon of PB. Then I was fine!

I went to bed at 10:30 and never heard a peep until 7:30 this morning. Um woops, totally forgot to set my alarm last night! 😦 Sorry Caitlin, I know you look forward to my sweat and bitching to Jillian Michaels at 6 AM.

I also had planned to run 5 miles after, so I thought maybe I’d do it after work. That never happens. If I work out at night, it’s a spin class. Runs just don’t happen for me after working for 10 hours. I’m not sure it’s a bad thing I missed it because my legs still hurt so bad from the 9 miler Sunday, plus the elliptical/ squats yesterday. Today my legs needed rest, but I did walk about 1.5 miles after work to go tanning 🙂

Okay, the good stuff. I grabbed a packet of Vega protein powder at Whole Foods last night before committing to a tub since it’s pricey. I got vanilla chai flavor and whipped up a little smoothie bowl this morning. In the mix:

1/2 pouch Vega Vanilla Chai
Frozen peaches
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Topped with 1/4 cup Kashi (and PB after the pic). SO good! I was full and felt energized for over 5 hours. It looks like a green monster, but I didn’t add spinach- the powder is a green color. I’m really loving the taste of this.

I sipped on an iced coffee with soy + water all day 🙂

Lunch time I had to run errands and grabbed a salad on my way. I fell asleep forgetting to make lunch for today which bums me out, I hate spending money on lunches out! My salad had romaine + cucumber + beets + chickpeas + jalapenos + grilled chicken + avocado + balsamic + sea salt. They also give you a small little multi-grain roll with the salads, yay for carbs!

Snacks: greek yog + strawberries + kashi twigs + PB. So repetitive, but I am on a greek yogurt kick this week. It’s so effective at keeping you full!

Also, a Clif mountain trail mojo bar. I haven’t had one in so long and they are majorly yummy.

I was starving when I got home, so I munched on orange pepper slices and grape tomatoes with hummus while I made an egg white omelet with broccoli and soy cheese, topped with organic ketchup. I LOVE having veggie filled omelets for dinner! No picture because I practically ate it out of the frying pan 🙂

Goal tonight is to be in bed by 10:30 again. I am going to make my second attempt at overnight oats since tomorrow is going to be in the 50’s and it’s FEBRUARY 1st! So, that’s a little warm for warm oatmeal. We’ll see how this batch turns out!


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