Ooh baby, look at that beeeyootiful steak!
Breakfast: apple banana mug muffin
Snack: half Kits organic lemon vanilla chai bar (note to self- eww)
Lunch: shredded chicken with fresh guacamole, strawberries, pepperoni
Dinner: steak, squash and sweet potato fries
When I ate strictly paleo about a year ago, I struggled during my long training runs. I would be overcome with extreme nausea shortly after finishing my run, and the feeling wouldn’t go away for hours. I’d spend most Sunday afternoons running 5-12 miles, and then immediately after, wallowing in bed in pain.
This time around, I’m trying to prepare better. I realize that my body was craving carbs to fuel my runs, and even though I wasn’t eating traditional pastas or bagels, that didn’t mean I couldn’t give my body the proper nutrition it needed.
For tomorrow’s long run, I’ve fueled up with sweet potato fries tonight and I’ll also eat another sweet potato in the form of breakfast hash tomorrow morning. I’ll likely eat a banana before the run, too.
Fingers crossed this will do the trick.
Roll Me Away - Bob Seger
… Stood alone on a mountain top,
Starin’ out at the great divide
I could go east, I could go west,
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin’
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin’ …
Breakfast: coconut milk, pineapple, mango, strawberry smoothie
Snack: Kits organic bar and apple
Lunch: grilled sirloin steak with carrots, onion and zucchini
Dinner: the above “shepherds pie” of ground beef cooked with diced onion, then topped with mashed sweet potatoes and baked to perfection
Good day all around!
Crockpot chicken with carrots, onion, celery, and salsa, topped with diced avocado and cilantro.
Unfortunately I found out the hard way that I despise cilantro. And it turned me off to this otherwise delicious meal. Boo.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh manure on a warm spring day…
Just had the best breakfast. Why do I forget that simple, healthy food is so delicious?
2 scrambles eggs topped with crumbled bacon, 1/4 diced avocado and a spoonful of fresh salsa.
Mmmm. Carry on, Thursday.
Ran another timed mile tonight in 9:01. For me, this is fast. Like really fast.
I’ve never been one to test or try for “speed.” I’m more of a consistent distance turtle, happily hovering between an 11:30 to 12:45 pace on my runs.
It’s been interesting to see how far I can push these one mile time trials.
Sub 9 next week?
This blog has turned into a food diary. Oh well, the price I pay to lose some of this winter weight…
Breakfast- big ass cherry, strawberry, cocoa powder, coconut milk, banana smoothie. So good!
Lunch- random assortment of nitrate free turkey, pepperoni, bacon, hard boiled egg, grapes
Snack- cashew Lara bar
Dinner- trio of sausage grillers, leftover sweet potato hash and snap peas (not entirely sure if snap peas are considered a legume and therefore a paleo no-no? Possibly. At least it was a vegetable!)
Real feel of 8!?!? Fo reals??
How do you make your sweet potato hash? It looks ammmaaazzzing!
Hey! It was super easy. I make it just like I would typical hash browns. Shred a peeled sweet potato (I used a cheese grater). Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic, etc. You can also add diced onion and green pepper, if you want. Then, heat coconut oil in a frying pan over medium high heat until very hot. Add sweet potato shreds in a thin layer. Flip after 5-6 minutes. Delicious, a bit crunchy, and very flavorful!
Makes a great side dish, too :-)