Hello everyone! I am so excited that it’s Wednesday. Not only does that mean we’re halfway to the weekend, but I’m only 4 days out from running the LA Marathon. I cannot wait!
I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday in quite some time, so I thought I would do an update today to show you all the stuff I’m eating as I prep for the marathon.
Check out Jen’s blog for more bloggers posting their daily eats.
This week is mostly about carbing up for the big day. I don’t like to “cargo-load” the day before the race, but rather increase my carb consumption for the week before a race. I think that my body is better able to build it’s glycogen store this way rather than having to force it to digest everything the day before. I’m also trying to get those carbs through whole grain options rather than white carbs. Their slower to digest and keep me feeling fuller and satisfied longer.
Breakfast – I love me some breakfast. It’s probably my favorite meal. I wish I could have eggs (sunny side up) and bacon every day, but I don’t have time for that every morning, so I’m trying to eat other things that will satisfy my appetite as well as give me the right mix of carbs and protein that I need to help my muscles do their job after hard workouts.
Lately I’ve been loving my yogurt bowls and have been trying to mix up what I top them with to keep from getting bored. The base is normally always strawberries or some other fruit if I don’t have those on hand. Then a layer of 2% Fage Greek yogurt (single serving tub), and then the topping of choice.
Today’s topping was a mix of chia seeds and muesli cereal. The salty and sweet worked great together and I had a full tummy afterwards, especially after my 5 mile short run.
Snack – I was meeting a friend for lunch at 1pm, which is way later than when I normally eat, so I needed a snack at about 11:30am. I have been totally loving on mango lately and can easily eat an entire pound of the stuff in one sitting. Of course, I don’t, but it’s not easy to ration it out.
Lunch – I met my friend at a place I knew would have tons of carb-heavy options, The Pasta Market. I had visited their website to figure out what I wanted to eat, but when I got there, they had two specials that looked really tasty.
I ended up choosing one of them and it was great! It had fettuccine noodles, a red sauce, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, zucchini, and prawns. It also had a lot of chili flakes in it that made it slightly spicy and I loved it. I might have to try to make this at home.
Snack #2 – While lunch left me pretty full for a long time, I started to get a few hunger pains at 6am while I prepped the boys’ dinner. I had a big glass of chocolate milk to fill me up until Matt and I sat down to eat ourselves.
Dinner – Dinner was super simple. I had originally planned on a pasta night, but since I had it for dinner, that wasn’t going to happen. Instead, I made cheese quesadillas with a side of roasted veggies.
I topped my quesadilla with guacamole. The veggies (sweet potatoes, broccoli, and bell pepper) were seasoned with sea salt and pepper and roasted for 20 minutes on 425*. So quick and delicious!
I was so full from dinner that I didn’t even eat a dessert. That hardly ever happens. I need to eat more veggies every night again. I used to do this religiously, but got out of the habit. Better bring it back!
What was the best thing you ate yesterday?