Long time no blog.
I wanted to give a little update about what’s been going on with me and why I have been neglecting what’s been on my plate!
At the end of last month I had the wonderful opportunity to finally cross something off my bucket list.
I ran my very first 1/2 marathon! Woohoo!
It was a beautiful course… We ran along Lake Washington for miles 5 through 10. Then we ran into downtown and had a gorgeous view of the Seattle skyline.
And the weather was perfect! Overcast with no rain. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By mile 8, I was feeling great! I felt like I could run forever.
Then mile 11 came… then mile 12… and I was ready to see that finish line.
And crossing that finish line was A-mazing!
My post-race meal was at Table 219 on Capitol Hill in Seattle. What’s better than having brunch food and a mimosa after a race?!? Final rating: 8/10
But I have a confession to make…
Yes, that’s right. After 10 months of going meatless, I ate bacon.
Don’t worry it was a one time deal and a delicious one at that.
For those of you training for a race, here are some appropriate snacks (and not bacon) to have before and after a run: (Source)
- 8 ounces of milk
- Trail mix with dried fruit, soybeans, cereal or pretzels
- A peanut butter and jelly sandwich or wrap
- An energy bar with a mix of carbohydrate and protein
- A handful of salted nuts with pretzels
- Pita bread with hummus
(Want to more about Sports Nutrition? Check out the American Dietetic Association (ADA) website on Sports Nutrition for more details!)
My next goal: The Portland Marathon.
I’m a little scared. Not sure how I’m going to have to run 2x what I ran. I could use all the training advice I can get!
Have you ever ran a half marathon or full marathon? What advice do you have for me??