Hey guys! How was your weekend?
It was quite rainy here, which didn’t seem very springy, but it was actually more enjoyable than I thought. Sometimes a rainy day in is just what I’m in the mood for.
This weekend, we were watching Beans’ “girlfriend” Dottie.
They seriously love each other. And I love love love watching her. Her and Beans get along so well and it’s nice having a little big larger of a dog around.
We took a trip to a huge nursery that I keep passing on the way home from work. Since it’s been springy out, I’ve been dying to get some plants/flowers in the house.
We picked up this bigger house plant for the living room and this little begonia for the window 🙂
I also finally got a new lunch box. On days I go to the gym in the AM, I bring breakfast and lunch. My teenie awkward sized lunch box was just not cutting it.
I got this much bigger one and it’s cute chevron print. Love it 🙂
Marathon Week Eats
On Saturday, we went to Trader Joe’s to stock up on food for the week. I have never tried to carbo load, but apparently my husband wanted us to as we came home with all this.
Just a few carbs? I’d say so! My focus this week is not to do anything out of the ordinary, but I did want to take extra precation to eat foods that make feel good. And just be eating well in general.
Honestly, my hope for all of marathon training was to really clean up my diet, and it did not happen. Mostly because I was too busy between training and working more to really have time to meal plan the way I wanted. But also because after I run 20 miles, I just wanted a huge meal and usually went out. Oops.
But there’s nothing I can do about that now as my marathon is in 6 DAYS! Craziness. Anyway, meals this week are…
I whipped up some of these quinoa breakfast bars again. Seriously, if you want a quick but really healthy breakfast, make these!
- Quinoa bars & fruit salad
- Cereal & a banana sliced in
- Berry smoothie & toast w/PB
- Overnight oats & fruit
My race day breakfast will probably be a bagel w/PB and a banana.
- Egg salad sandwich
- leftover taco salad from last week
- chicken salad
- gnocchi & salad
- soup & salad
I’m kind of terrible with lunches these days. Oh well.
Last night we had cauliflower crust pizza. Kind of the opposite of carbo loading, but it’s not really time for that anyway. So good!
- Rotisseri chicken, sweet potatoes, and green beans
- Salmon, rice, and broccoli
- Asian peanut noodles (kind of like these, but with spaghetti instead of ramen)
The day and night before the race, I will be out in Providence, so I’m not really sure what I’m eating yet. But at least I’ve got a decent plan for this week.
More on my thoughts on running the marathon later this week 🙂 Have a great week!
Questions for You:
- Are you into flowers/plants or not?
- Runners: carbo loading? Any thoughts?