On the way home, I started thinking about how the foods (and drinks) you consume prior to a training run can really impact your performance. I hate that heavy, can barely move feeling. I came home and started googling the best foods for fueling your runs, to help me remember why I need to eat healthy (and maybe not drink all that wine).
Best & Worst Pre-Run Foods from about.com
1. High FIber foods
2. High fat foods
1. Refined Carbs
2. Low fiber fruits & veggies
3. Safe Dairy
Then I found a great article on preparing for your long run. I liked it because it broke preparations into several categories besides just nutrition.
some of my favorites?
1. Rest, sleep at least 8 hours prior to your long run (major fail here today)
2. Begin hydrating the day before (fail as well, I was dehydrating with booze)
3. Avoid foods with excessive protien/fat saturday
4. Drink lots of fluids while running (I did manage this today)
5. Refuel within 15 minutes after running
Check out the entire article HERE
The party? Well, that was wicked fun...
|girls at the pre-party at my house!|
|If you recall I posted pics ~4 months ago at her baby shower. Doesn't she look fab?|
|my mini team at work!|
|cocktails & Ke$a = wild dancing|
Bad stuff? My nana passed away last night, which is sad, but at the same time I am happy for her. She has been wanting to pass for awhile. She couldn't see, hear or remember anything. She held on waiting for my aunt, uncle & mom to visit her all together before going. Now she can join my pop-pop and uncle, and I'm sure she's much happier. I love you Nana!
Good stuff? Despite the crappy run, I'm feeling cleansed and motivated for a good week. Bring it on!
Don't forget my Sweaty Bands giveaway HERE, it ends 1/18!