Today my USAFit Albany running group was invited to Irun Local in Saratoga. We had great weather for our 5 mile run & then they opened the store just for us & gave us some discounts. It’s a relatively small running store & their selection is small.
I wanted to stop by a different running store to pick up my packet for next week’s Firecracker 4, so I had some time to kill. Besides, it’s been about a year since I got fitted in a running store. I tried on shoes from Pearl Izumi, Under Amour & Newton & finally settled on the Newton Aha’s. Hard to really tell how they work til you’ve run a long run of at least 7 miles in them. I have 30 days; I think my long run might be up to that before then.
Now the question is do I run next week’s race in them?
My breakfast prerun was the double chocolate overnight oatmeal from Jill Conyers, with banana instead of strawberries. Is it wrong that I’ve eaten this 3 times this week? Jill, if you need someone to experiment on, I’d be a willing subject.
Overnight oats are a great prerun breakfast because you can make them up the day – or several days -before. Just grab & eat. Even better in a used nut butter jar, because then you get to mix in a little nut butter.
My postrun snack was Fuel for Fire Banana Cocoa. Someone had raved about it & I liked the natural ingredients, but I was not a big fan of the taste. Where’s the chocolate? It did keep me full until I got home, which was several hours after my run. I might have to try some of the other flavors.
Lola is interested, of course.
It was a good day for running gear, because the postman brought my new Sparkle Skirt, too. A gift to myself for finishing 2 halfs in May; just a little delayed.
Finally I decided to revisit Chocolate Covered Katie’s Double chocolate brownie batter pancakes for lunch. I hadn’t really liked them previously, although I live for some of the other varieties; this time I really enjoyed them, even though I forgot to add the oil! I also subbed pumpkin for the applesauce.
There was a time I always had pancakes before a long run. These days I’m more likely to do them afterwards & opt for something a bit healthier before my run, even though the pancakes I make are pretty healthy; today’s would have been fat free if I hadn’t topped them with nut butter, my preferred pancake topping.
I might have to make them for lunch after my race next week.
What’s your favorite prerun breakfast? Favorite postrun snack? What do you like on pancakes? Sorry if I made you hungry!