Recent Eats


I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s guest post regarding tune up races. Laura really is the greatest for explaining the running stuff.

If you don’t already read Laura’s blog, she actually shared a wonderful post last week about how she is making sure she eats enough during her marathon training. I think this is why I love her so much — she often talks about how to eat enough, rather than about how to run on as little food as possible.

While training with Laura for my upcoming half marathon, I have definitely looked to her as an example and reminder to eat even more than I usually do. My additions are often subtle but my body notices – larger sweet potatoes, extra oatmeal, more bananas plus eggs and extra slices of avocado — these foods have helped me to feel more satisfied while increasing the intensity of my mileage.

Some recent meals from the last few days….


Oatmeal with egg whites, Skoop B-Strong, frozen blueberries and cinnamon.


I don’t go through peanut butter as often as I did so oats in a jar are a special occasion. Cold oatmeal mixed with Skoop B-Strong, blueberries and peanut butter. A splash of almond milk too.

oats in a jar

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This egg sandwich is a favorite of mine. I cooked a quick spinach and onion omelette and placed it between super toasted cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with mashed avocado.

egg sandwich

Same type of quick omelette as the above only this time with roasted sweet potato wedges and avocado on top.

omelette with roasted sweet potatoes


Even though I can make my own whole wheat vegetable pizza, I still like to go out to the pizza place. We love Villa Monte for their specialty pies including their incredible veggie-loaded whole wheat slice.


Giant greek salads from the Premier diner are my favorite. I ordered this greek salad with avocado.

greek salad

Surprisingly, I haven’t one picture of dessert. After last week’s need for a brownie sundae, I settled right back in to my usual night-time apple with some peanut butter. Wait — I did have my typical cup of Cold Stone Saturday night but I didn’t take a picture —which sort of makes it feel like it didn’t even happen.

Islanders playoff game tonight! Getting excited 🙂

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What have you been loving to eat lately? Anything different than usual?

What do you eat more of when you are training for a race?


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  1. says

    I love that she talks about how to eat more too–and I’ve definitely started following her lead when it comes to that. My body feels SO much better during training when I add in more carbs–protein oatmeal, sweet potatoes in my salads, avocado and nuts, etc. I find I’m snacking less and craving sugar less by doing this, and my body just feels better and bounces back better doing this. recently posted…Running Goals+Changing My MindsetMy Profile

  2. says

    I think I always eat a lot, so training for a race and normal fitness are usually the same. Sometimes I want more of a specific thing like walnuts [random] or guacamole so I eat a higher percentage of my total calories of those foods, but I think the overall calories stay the same. I’ve never measured though so probably subconsciously I eat more. It would be interesting to see.
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  3. says

    I’ve realized I need to increase my intake in a more balanced way after days like this Sunday and other long run days. It isn’t just about the refuel, it’s about how you eat on a daily basis to sustain all the activity, and with marathon training coming up I know it’ll be especially important (for me, and the people I interact with so they don’t want to kill me when I’m hangry…)
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    • says

      yup, totally agree. simple adjustments like adding a little more at each meal and making sure you get enough carbs and protein does the trick immediately. i am not friendly to be around when i am hungry either!

  4. says

    I’m totally the same way – I just eat bigger portions of what I normally eat… and a lot of the time it involves oats, bananas, potatoes, rice, and chocolate 😛 And I totally agree that it’s so refreshing to come across someone who’s not promoting eating LESS. It’s like yeah, we could survive on less, but why would we want to walk around like zombies?!
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    • says

      If you are looking for a good tasting plant based protein powder, skoop in my opinion is the best! I love the taste and texture, it bakes well and mixes well into anything and everything! totally worth it