Didn’t I just talk about this last week? And the week before? Don’t even answer that, it was a rhetorical question for me to reflect on. But yes, it’s what’s on my brain and on the blog most everyday – food, running, running, and food. Maybe you can relate if you’re here reading this! Maybe we have a lot in common! Maybe I have a friend! Maybe you like me! (Went too far with that, I hear you.)
So for today’s WIAW I’ll be discussing paleo eats for long run day. Except I won’t really be discussing, just showing you the pictures I managed to take after I ran 20 miles last Saturday, cursing myself with every step. It wasn’t that dramatic, but close. That’s how I remember it at least – I’m sure I looked delighted to anyone passing me on the road.
Luckily my friend Courteney didn’t take offense to what my iPhone chose to autocorrect that pocket text to, but I have to say it pretty much summed up how I felt while running that morning. That’s not the first time I’ve texted/called someone unknowingly while running, but the first where questionable language was used.
Onto the food!
Long run fuel – Since I was being all rebellious and didn’t buy actual running fuel, I was left to scrounge something up early Saturday morning. I ate the banana before leaving at around 5:30am, and brought a ziplock filled with the dried blueberries to eat while running. I ate a few handfuls of it by the time the 20 miles were over.
Breakfast – Making my food look pretty on the plate usually doesn’t happen after a long run. This was a lot of food – it was one of those long runs where my hunger was raging pretty soon after I finished. Fried sweet plantains, Aidell’s andouille sausage, crispy greens (yup, burnt!) and two eggs, one yolk got lost in the shuffle somewhere. I ate this around 9:30/9:45 I think.
My typical coffee – plus some coconut whipped cream that I’d made the day before to go with some pumpkin goodies. I used chilled coconut cream (the non-liquid part of canned coconut milk) maple syrup, and vanilla. This is really good and I highly recommend trying!
Lunch – I think I ate this around 1pm – typical throw together lunch for me. We had nothing going on really on Saturday and I took the time I had to catch up on blogging and of course recover after the run. In the bowl is spinach, tomatoes, olives, avocado, a grass fed beef burger, and green plantains fried in coconut oil with sea salt. This is a winning combo whether I’ve run that morning or not 🙂
Snack – This wasn’t my afternoon snack (at least not ALL of it was) but I did have one of the pecan pumpkin pie bars on the upper right. All these recipes will be posted in the next couple of weeks, starting with the cookies. It’s a tough decision but I say cookies first.
Dinner – Apologies for the blurry meatballs – I was just too excited to eat this to notice how the picture came out. Pork/lamb blend Italian meatballs in marinara sauce over spinach, with a side of my beloved roasted Japanese sweet potatoes. This is a favorite meal in my house – no one complains and everyone eats!
Do you make your own whipped cream? Have you made it dairy free?
Have you called people or sent accidental text messages while running and had no idea?