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.
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
- 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!
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.
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…
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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?