Hello From NYC & What I Ate Wednesday

Good Morning from New York City! Henri and I arrived late last night and will be up bright and early to make our way over to Rockefeller Plaza for the Today Show!

Before we hopped in the car for the 3 1/2 hour drive I went to my first practice as an official member of NB Boston! My workout involved a few repeats on a grass field, the perfect mix of speed and strength for my first workout back! My last repeat was nice and quick, it felt really good to push it in a workout again!

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Every now and then I like to hop in on the What I Ate Wednesday action. I don’t participate every week mainly because my food photography is seriously lacking, but also because I like to have a theme when I do decide to participate. This past weekend I did my first long run in a few weeks I really noticed the difference that that long run had on my hunger levels. It is important to refuel correctly after pounding the pavement for a few hours so I thought this would be a GREAT topic for a WIAW!

Here’s how I kept my hunger at bay on long run day!

Pre-Run: Almond butter, cinnamon, banana and honey on top of a rice cake. (I usually go with whole wheat toast but we were out of bread!)photo 1 (27)Post-Run: My friend and I parked at a Dunkin Donuts so before my drive home I popped inside and bought an ice cold chocolate milk to sip on the way home. It hit the spot! I also chugged my whole water bottle cause it was HOT out there!photo 2 (25)Lunch: Egg, veggie and cheese scramble over a tortilla and rice. Topped with loads of salsa and hot sauce!photo 3 (17)Afternoon snack: Before we headed out for golf I grabbed a Greek yogurt with some vanilla/almond granola to tide me over until dinner.photo 4 (17)Dinner: Grilled salmon with bread, and a bunch of different salads/vegetables (caprese salad, cucumber salad, grilled zucchini, green beans, and BBQ ranch salad.
photo (11)I also drank a glass of Strawberry Lemonade Powerade with dinner because I was feeling a little dehydrated from being outside for hours in the humidity.photo 5 (13)Dessert: As always the day ended with some ice cream. What is long run day without a little treat?

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Recycled Pic, but it looked the same!

Hope this helps the next time your long run rolls around! As always a BIG thanks to Jenn for hosting this fun weekly link-up!

What is your favorite post-run recovery snack?

Powerade or Gatorade?

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9 thoughts on “Hello From NYC & What I Ate Wednesday

  1. My favorite post run snack is Cascadian Farms protein bars and I’m also currently playing with different recovery shakes ideas that I have gotten off if Pinterest. I’ve used Hammer Nutrition for years and have recently switched to Nuun but it u only had powerade or Gatorade for my options I’d go with Gatorade green apple

      • They are new 🙂 as in they have barely been out for 6 weeks or so. I don’t if you have Publix super markets where you are at but you can get them there. They have Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Honey Roasted Nut … yum! yum! lol 🙂

  2. I also feel super hungry after a long run! I’ve been doing most of them in the evenings lately due to my work schedule, so it’s normally the next morning when I become ravenous. I love to drink chocolate milk after my long runs, it’s super refreshing!
    I’m definitely a gatorade person!

  3. I want all of this food. It all looks delicious. I am a fan of Powerade over Gatorade (I actually really love Powerade Zero because it is less sugary). But truly, Nuun is my favorite electrolyte hydration.

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