What Did I Eat Before the RnR Half? And a little after?

I have a very delicate constitution. And by that I mean I get nauseated very easily. I think I’ve been nauseated at least part of the day every day since I was 15. That’s 14 years now of dealing with this sh.. situation. You’d think I’d be better at it! So I try to be very caution all race week but especially the day before a race and race day. I know I’m not the only runner with a pre-race meal ritual!

So Saturday morning I made my healthy take on an English breakfast. 1 fried egg, 2 turkey sausages and some mushrooms sauteed in avocado oil

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and of course all the meds! Pictured here is echinacea and mucinex. I also took so much vitamin C that day. To say I was fighting that cold was an understatement. meds

After the expo, my friend and I went to Postino. I justified it by saying I needed the carbs haha. A bruschetta board! On the left, the seasonal topping made of mushrooms and I forget what cheese. It was delicious and probably my favorite. I almost didn’t order it because ‘more mushrooms?’ but I’m glad I did!

Then left to right, apple, brie and fig; salmon with pesto; burrata with bacon, arugula and tomato. Everything tasted so good and I ate about 3/4 pictured and took the rest home. postina

For dinner, I wasn’t very hungry and didn’t have a ton of time before I wanted to go to bed early so I skipped the meal I planned and ate the rest of my bruschetta and about 4 oz of plain sweet potato. I crossed my fingers that the bruschetta wouldn’t upset my stomach during the night!

Bright and early Sunday/ Race day. I made some oatmeal that Copper was very interested in. None for him. And I chugged another bottle of water.

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At the start line, I brought a banana and a gluten free stinger waffle. Are those waffles getting sweeter?? I ate about half of it before I couldn’t take another bite. But my stomach felt good the whole way!!

Along the course, I took 2 energy jelly bellies at mile 4 and 6 and then a starburst about mile 10. No Gatorade for me (my stomach cannot handle it!) And i went to about every other water station.

After the race, I couldn’t eat anything for about 2 hours but once I did, I was RAVENOUS! I ate a bagel, chocolate milk, sushi, soup, oh gosh I can’t even remember what else!

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Festivus!

Merry Christmas everyone! I did my Fesitvus celebrations on the 23rd, as I’m sure we all did, with airing of grievances and feats of strength. I did get to the gym for leg day (narrow smith squats, kick backs, leg press, calf raises and some abs followed by 15 min on the elliptical. So that alone was my feat of strength!)

I work Christmas Eve night but I am lucky enough this year to have Christmas day off. I’ll go to church in the AM and then over to my parents’ house and have dinner with them and my brother, sister-in-law and their 4 kids! They’re the freaking cutest, especially in their Christmas jammies so I’m excited to see them and ask them what Santa brought! (Four kids 5 years old and  younger. I haven’t a clue how they do it but they’re fun ages for holidays!)

I even got to swing into work late so I had a very lazy morning. I had every intention of going for a run but it was pouring all day so that got postponed. Instead I ate a yummy xmas breakfast.  Gluten free waffles topped with strawberries, honey and whipped cream and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Counting calories is against the law on Christmas (eve).

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Copper got to open his present first. I think he liked it! Look at that blur of a tail! cops-present

I watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Homegirl knows me too well! Here’s the bag it came in. 🙂

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Shark earrings and a shark ornament! I swear that thing went STRAIGHT onto the tree after this picture. My not so secret santa is a dear friend and I was actually pretty excited to find out she’s the one who drew my name but to say she nailed it this year is an understatement!  I’m pretty stoked. love

Then it was time for carols- of course I mean the best Christmas song! Christmas Wrapping.  Bah Humbug, no that’s too strong cause this is my favorite holiday…  

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I read Copper the Bible story. Look at his sweet face. He was truly interested. cops-and-bible

and the only kiss under the mistletoe I’ll get this year but it’s from a boy who loves me unconditionally!!  My sweet sweet dog! xmas-kiss

Merry Christmas from Copper Mercury and me!! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas!

I’m off to work to pig out on allllll the treats I’m sure dispatch will have waiting for me.