To Eat or Not To Eat

In case you haven’t picked up on this yet, the question of whether to eat or not normally isn’t a difficult one for me. Unfortunately while I am running, this is a completely different story. I have tried countless energy shots and goos and each one makes me feel sick within seconds of consuming them. So far, the longest race I’ve run has been a half marathon so I have been able to pass with a few bites of a whole wheat bagel and water. Running 26.2 miles with no food though, is not going to fly. So I have made it my mission to find the most fueling and least nauseating food throughout my remaining long runs.

First up: baby food. Yes, you read that correctly! Don’t let the Disney theme mislead you, these fruit purees have been a staple in my diet since Fruit Pouchcollege. They are not only healthy, they also don’t require a spoon. For runners — the top is a twist off so you can eat half and save the rest for later! I stuck with a peach, apple and banana flavor and waited until mile 9 to take a few ‘sips’ just in case my stomach wasn’t as thrilled about the fruit pouch as I was. I ate about half of this single serving (well. .  single serving for a baby) pouch and felt fine after! My only issue was with the temperature so I may freeze it beforehand next time to ensure that it is cold still by the time I eat it.

Next up: Clif Bar Shot Bloks — Stay tuned!

Nike Run 07.06.2013 Chicago run 07.06.2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a long run on Saturday, we did a relaxing yoga session on Samantha’s rooftop!

rooftop yoga

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One thought on “To Eat or Not To Eat

  1. Great post! I’m also experimenting with fuels for the Chicago Marathon. Im hoping to qualify for Boston! So far I’m a fan of Gu. I’m having a FrogFuel giveway on my blog. You should check it out!

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