WIAW- Taper Week & Yesterday’s Eats


Over the next few days, I will focus  more on carbs (if that’s even possible considering I LIVE ON CARBS) and slowly reduce my vegetable intake leading up to Sunday’s half marathon.

taper foods

Recent grocery store race food/taper week purchases but let’s be real here, I eat these foods anyway!

Watermelon has become an important part of my pre-race food plan. I find it hydrates me better than water and have definitely noticed a positive difference in how I feel hydration-wise during races, especially warmer weather races, when I consume lots of watermelon beginning a few days before the race.

Did you see the size of that watermelon?! Took me forever to cut up but for $8.99, it was totally worth it!


Since today is Wednesday (already?!), let’s take a look at what else, aside from watermelon, I ate yesterday…



The usual pre-run oats and blueberries with peanut butter (unpictured) followed by the usual post-run bowl of oats, berries, Skoop B-Strong Viva-Nilla and peanut butter.


Frozen berries are still making the mix pretty in pink and my obsession with Skoop continues! Don’t forget that you can save 20% sitewide as well as try the sample pack for $10 until April 30th!


I am still on a smoothie kick when I am home for lunch, totally off vegetables, salads and really, anything savory.


This smoothie came out really yummy! In the mix:

  • frozen banana, blueberries & pineapple
  • scoop cooked oatmeal
  • handful spinach
  • ice
  • One scoop of Skoop B-Strong Viva-Nilla (I love it!!)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Granola on top

This was only one of my many cups of coffee yesterday!

Panera coffee


This mess in a bowl is a loaded baked potato: a little bit of broccoli and roasted brussels sprouts topped with hummus, avocado and a drop of barbeque sauce.

loaded baked potato

The whole hummus + avocado + barbeque sauce is seriously my favorite flavor combination at the moment, especially when paired with a giant baked potato.

I ate this real quick before heading into the city for an event in the evening. I never really know what to expect food-wise at events so it’s best that I eat something more than a snack in advance just in case.


Of course I hit up the wedding cake vendor at the event…


And I found the brownies….


And had some more cake…

AllSeated event

Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!

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Favorite cake and frosting combination?

Which foods are on your taper-week must have list?

Do you buy whole watermelons or do you prefer to get it already cut up for you?







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  1. says

    That’s it… I’m picking up watermelon when I go shopping later today. I’ve been eating honeydew since watermelon has been a little harder to get, but let’s be real… it doesn’t even come close. And I really need to try Skoop. I’ve been looking around for a new plant-based protein, so I’ll probably end up looking into that one.
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  2. says

    Yum! I need to get watermelon. They always have cut up spears at my TJ’s here, but for the first time last week they had the real deal to cut up! I just didn’t want to carry it back to my apartment. The struggle is real.

  3. says

    My taper week involves eating anything that’s sugary and carby and I make sure I don’t eat too much roughage or anything too spicy.

  4. says

    Bye-bye, restaurant loaded potato! Yours looks much better because: hummus and avocado. You should consider starting up your own delivery service. I’d take those pretty pink oats, too.

  5. says

    I tend to eat pretty much the same during taper week. The only thing that really changes is laying off the veggies the day before a big race and adding some extra protein (like a burger). My diet is already probably 75% carbs, so I don’t really need to load it any more than that. For me, I make sure I have enough protein and fat without changing too much else. wedding cake is the PERFECT taper fuel 🙂
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    • says

      I don’t need much change either to my diet, although, I do make it a point to eat watermelon during warm weather race time, I add a little more salt to my food, find the bigger potatoes at the grocery store and try to limit the veggies.

  6. says

    Favorite cake and frosting combination?
    Hmm… I like carrot cake and cream cheese frosting.

    Do you buy whole watermelons or do you prefer to get it already cut up for you
    Definitely like to cut them up, so I can eat as I cut. 😀 Then I wonder where the other half of the watermelon went. 😀