So many of us were intrigued yesterday by the training concept of glycogen depletion training which Michele touched upon in my race fueling strategies post.
I think it’s an interesting approach and I can understand the theory behind it but I do not think it’s for someone like me. I wake up so hungry and have always been a first-thing-in-the-morning-as-soon-as-I-get-up breakfast eater that skipping breakfast before a run or doing anything on an empty stomach is just not for me.
I begin to feel sick, nauseous and dizzy if I go too long without food. In fact, when I was pregnant with my son and had to take the fasting glucose blood test, the doctor actually had to allow me to eat (I recall eggs and a bagel) right before the test because I was about to be sick.
This may have you wondering if I am fasting for today’s Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur — I think you know the answer.
The usual oatmeal with banana and cinnamon.
I am accepting the fact that fresh blueberry season is over and I am sort of okay with it. I like frozen blueberries and the very cherry berry blend from Trader Joe’s but they turn my oatmeal (and my hands) all purple.
Oatmeal mixed with frozen blueberries, almond milk, Skoop B-Strong and peanut butter.
I couldn’t wait to cut up the butternut squash sitting on my kitchen counter.
I don’t roast all of the butternut squash at once because I will then proceed to eat it all at once so instead I cut it up, throw some in the oven and put the rest in a pyrex container for future meals.
Plant-based Power Bowl on a plate.
Roasted butternut squash with broccoli, brussels sprouts and asparagus on top of leftover brown rice and chick peas mashed with avocado.
I hope the people of Fresh Market don’t read my blog because if they do, a bulletin will be issued to all Long Island Fresh Market locations displaying my picture and my motives.
In my defense, they don’t say limit one sample per person. They don’t provide any form of disclaimer so taking my son for an afternoon fruit snack isn’t breaking any laws even if we stop in for fruit and purchase nothing.
And yes, we also had some pineapple. And cantaloupe. I skipped the apple samples because I didn’t think they went well with my fruit sample salad.
My son tells me that I never make real meatballs so I made him real meatballs.
With spaghetti squash because he actually likes spaghetti squash (this meal was inspired by Laura’s recent recipe).
He requested the meatballs on the side of the spaghetti squash so I listened even though I knew the picture wouldn’t look as pretty.
Since I don’t eat meatballs, I loaded my half of the spaghetti squash with roasted vegetables, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and nutritional yeast.
I am pretty sure I had an apple at some point during the day that is going unpictured.
I didn’t have an apple at night, instead, I had some of these peanut butter banana protein bite things which I made last week and then made again this week.
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Do you need to eat when you first wake up too?
Do you want to learn more about glycogen depletion and other intricate running topics?
Nighttime snack of choice lately?