March 27, 2012

It’s been a week since I’ve posted that challenge (give or take a few days?), and let me tell you… I barely did it. That migraine had me out for almost the whole week (a migraine that goes from Saturday to Saturday is not fun), so I’m going to restart the challege. Now. *It’s posted at the bottom for those who missed it before*

But, before we get to that… I’m reassessing areas of my life, and have determined I need to change my diet around to match with my running training. So for anyone that runs/trains (and I know there’s a bunch of you who read this), what do you eat? I’m looking for suggestions!


**Challenge for my readers**: I challenge each of you to do at least one 20 minute workout a day for 7 days, and then tell me if you notice a difference or not. I bet you will. Don’t start it tomorrow, do something right now.

Let me know if you’re in on the challenge, let’s make something of it! Start at one week, and we’ll keep moving up with it. I’ll do it right along with you.

Are you in? 


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. skinnyfattofit
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:45:57

    Love this!


  2. for a better me now
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:54:19

    Im in. Lets see how this goes. 😉


  3. Shannon (Ariel484)
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 10:31:06

    Glad you’re back!

    Not sure about the eating stuff…in general I try not to eat a lot of crap (easier said than done). Helpful, right? 🙂

    For short runs I don’t eat anything beforehand – probably not smart but that’s what works with my schedule for now. Sometimes I do have a banana beforehand if I have the time. For longer runs (6-10 miles) I’ll eat toast with peanut butter about an hour beforehand + coffee. For long runs I’ll eat a bagel with PB beforehand, again + coffee. After the run I’ll have chocolate milk (the perfect thing for recovery apparently – I guess the ideal combination of carbs + protein?), greek yogurt or whole wheat pancakes if it was a long one.

    I think eating a lot of fiber is bad right before a run (ya know…digestively…LOL!). In general I think you need to think of training for a race as not only a time to build up your strength/endurance, but also a time to figure out what does and does not work for you nutritionally. What makes you feel good or bad during/after a run? (For example, I’ve heard some people can’t handle dairy the night before a long run/race, but it’s not a problem for me.) What gives you energy during your run? Do you find that certain foods DON’T give you energy? Are you drinking enough water? etc. You’ll also want to figure out how to fuel during longer runs as you go on during training.

    Sorry, didn’t mean to write so much! I’m glad you’re feeling better! 🙂


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  5. gracie22809
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 15:36:30

    So you definitely posted this a while back, but I’m in. And just so you know, you are an inspiration!


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