I still can’t believe that less than a week ago I ran 26.2 miles(read my recap here). It was one of the greatest feelings in the world and I got to do it with an amazing friend, Julia. And I now know, I can do anything 🙂
Since the marathon, I refueled through Tuesday, and since then have been evaluating how I can reduce my food intake, because I’m not running crazy insane amounts any more – so I definitely do not need to eat as much (and I’m starting to be less hungry – thank goodness!!!)
In analyzing what I’ve been eating lately (and potentially why even after I stopped running as far I’m still really hungry all the time), I realized that I’ve been missing a few of my favorite dinner staples:
1. Cous-cous. I used to make baja chipotle shrimp over cous-cous all the time. I miss cous-couse a lot.
2. Brown rice. For some reason I just haven’t been getting the complex carbs I need, like brown rice, and therefore I believe I’ve been hungrier for snack foods.
3. Quinoa. Possibly one of the best grains in the world. Really need to start making this again. It is complex carbs & protein. Double whammy win.
4. Sweet potoatoes. Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? I love them SO much. In fact…They made an appearance in tonight’s dinner:
Unfrozen & Reheated Chile con Carne & Spiced Sweet Potato
I also had a serving or two of Diet Sweet Leaf Green Tea I had picked up a few weeks back from TJ’s
So, as you can see…I’m trying to get back on track and start re-introducing my favorite complex carbs back into my diet. Hopefully they’ll help me stay fuller without eating as much as I did during my marathon madness training…
And…earlier today I had a delicious breakfast!
In the mix:
Original Probiotic Soy Yogurt
Special K Blueberry
And I had a banana on the side (unpictured).
And on that note, I am on little-to-no sleep. Between the marathon on Sunday, problem set due Tuesday, midterm Wednesday and a problem set due today I am in dire need of some sleep. So, I’m off to bed at 9:30 on Friday (after spending the past two hours doing my laundry at the laundromat! I am lame, and I love it.
What did you do for your Friday?! Does anyone else stay in on Fri/Sat to do domestic things, like cook, clean or do laundry?! I find it quite relaxing…and often enjoy just sipping a glass…or four of wine as I go 🙂