There are 42 days until I run the NYC 1/2 Marathon. Really? Uh oh. That seems like no time at all to increase my mileage! Especially since I have felt like a big tub of lazy on my last few runs.
It’s not always easy but I enjoy making time for running because it’s my chunk of time to think about everything I’ve piled on my schedule this spring or to zone out and think about nothing. I love being left alone with some of my favorite music and my thoughts.
But one factor of training I haven’t really considered is nutrition. With my spending diet and busy schedule, I usually eat what is easy, inexpensive, and will keep me full so I can make $20 last for a week of groceries. While I was struggling through running my 3.5 miles on Saturday, I finally realized that maybe I should think about how I fuel myself so I have more energy and I don’t feel like a sloth when I run. Countless meals of mac & cheese and leftover chicken fingers with ranch and french fries are probably less-than-stellar pre-workout foods. Seems obvious, right? I know, I’m shaking my head at myself.
So in addition to making time to actually run and take care of the basics, I will now be making time to find and prepare efficient (and still delicious and cheap) meals to help my body perform at it’s best. 13.1 miles is hard enough without expecting to run well on junk food.
Fewer carbs, more veggies.
My plan for today is apple and pb for breakfast and a salad for lunch. That’s as far as I got so I’m asking you
What are healthy, inexpensive, delicious meals that are easy and quick to make and can be transported to work without having to bring my whole kitchen??
I am grocery shopping tonight and need to make a list. I’ll take all the ideas you have and I’ll be doing some research of my own, thanks to Pinterest. This is all pretty new to me and I need your help!!
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