I never set the alarm last night, as I was hoping to either (a) wake up naturally or (b) sleep in, thereby skipping my anticipated morning workout. I had a doctors appointment at 8, so either way would have worked out just fine and dandy.
I wasn’t expecting to wake up at 6 though. But I did. And I took advantage of this fact by pulling myself out of bed and staying true to my workout plans.
Starting with a whole wheat bagel. And topped with PB&Company Bees Knees peanut butter and almond butter.
And dipped and dunked into a mashed, warmed banana with cinnamon for a sweet bite.
I can’t think of anything that works better in my body for prerun fuel than a bagel with nut butter and a banana. I cranked out 4 miles without the slightest hint of a cramp or side stitch. And my legs felt fresh and rested from not running yesterday.
Felt. So. Delicious!
Post-run snack: 6-oz plain yogurt with crushed flax and granola
The leftovers were pulled out of the fridge for a delightful, deckside lunch.
Whole wheat bread, toasted, with a pat of butter.
A side salad, drizzled with olive oil.
Afternoon Snack: kashi crackers and almond butter
Sometimes I want to spend hours in the kitchen. Simmering, sauteeing, blending, and whipping.
Other times (ahem…today), I simply want something…well…simple.
I literally spent all morning, afternoon and evening doing homework. It was fun and interesting, but by 5:30, I was so ready to step away and get my mind back to normal. Most of the homework right now has to do with carbohydrate exchange counting, for patients with diabetes. I realized that I had been focusing on this for too long, when I started to count the carbohydrates of my own meal in my head. Time for a break? 😉
Dinner came together in a breeze, thanks to leftover pasta salad, a lonely veggie burger, and some raw veggies (most of which are fresh from the garden!) Simple. Delicious. Exactly what I wanted. 😀
Upcoming Weekend Plans:
- Homework! Homework! Homework!
- Yoga on Saturday, Run on Sunday
- Finish a presentation that’s due for Monday
- Cookout at Nicole’s house
- Local craft fair!
Let’s do the FRIDAY DANCE!
Question: You have one word to describe your personality. What is it?
Bananas, carbs, and but butter were meant for each other 😉 Have a good weekend!
How long do you wait between eating your bagel and going for a run? I want to experiment more with eating prior to running (at this point I just eat some dried fruit before a morning run, but I’ve been getting side stitches).
One word? Sweet.
Have a great weekend!
A good 15-30 minutes is plenty for me to feel well digested and ready for a run. But some people can pretty much run directly after eating, while others need to wait a good hour or so. 😀
Dang. I can’t even wake up at 6 WITH an alarm haha
Your bagels and nut butter combos always make my mouth water! I also have to try my banana like that soon too!
wow i wish i could be as productive as you are! i can never do my homework “all morning, afternoon, and evening” …lol.
one word to describe me would be: “quiet”
Its so great to be able to pick veggies from the garden, i feel so primal doing it ;D, its so natural and fresh. One word to describe my personality, thats hard, ‘Frantic’ probabaly.
I don’t have a day off until Monday… so I will have to do a Sunday dance 😛 Haha.
It’s been years since I’ve had a bagel. I much prefer oatmeal, but I realize that that is really biased. Bagels to me don’t scream nut butter – they scream cream cheese. Seeing as I am always in the mood for nut butter, oatmeal wins x)
One word to describe my personality? Dedicated.
Isn’t it funny how our body clock works? Sounds like it was right on target for you and you squeezed in a great run 🙂 And I hear you on tsometimes wanting a simple meal – when I’ve got time and am inspired, there’s nothing better than chopping, simmering, sauteeing, or baking. But after work? I just want food, and in no more than five minutes! haha.
My personality? Hmmm…I can’t choose just one! haha. I think most people see me as quiet first and foremost, though that changes quickly 😉
Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Breakfast looks so fun, dipping in the banana mash! That’s my favorite pre-running fuel as well!
What a great idea…dipping bread in warm banana mush 🙂 My word would be….foodie! Haha, so obvious.
Haha I can never sleep in when I want to either. 😉 At least it sounds like you had an awesome run!
Hmm I think I would describe myself as dedicated.
I totally agree that bagel/pb/banana is the perfect preworkout meal. It sits so well with me and tastes great.
One word? I’d have to say “shy”.
love bagels 😉 the can’t go wrong breakfast for sure!
in one word: indecisive.
I took bagels and PB with me to Europe: I love them too!;)
xxx Julia (Taste of Living)
i ❤ your summer meals!
Your breakfast looks divine! I love that banana sauce thing 😀