So, last year I ran a marathon.
Actually, as my brother would be sure to point out (all in good fun, of course), I ran 24.2 miles. Because I am by no means a GOOD marathon-runner, I was forced to cut 2 miles out of my run due to slow-pokey-ness. But I still feel okay telling people I ran a marathon because for real, 24.2 miles FELT like 26.2 miles (and seriously if you’re going to judge me on 2 of 26.2 miles, I will push you in your jerk face).
Now, while running a marathon was a totally fulfilling experience and I’m super proud of myself for accomplishing it, it is not something I ever wish to do again. Half marathon maybe – full marathon, no thanks. I do, however, plan to continue running as part of my “be a healthy person” regimen. In fact one of my goals for 2013 is to run one 5k race a month. So far I’ve been close to accomplishing this.
Since I’m no longer hard-core training for big runs, but rather keeping up the exercise for monthly 5ks and an eventual 10, I’m not doing the carb-load before I hit the running paths anymore. Still, I’m always looking for something healthy to eat when I finish my hour of stretching and exercise. I personally always crave healthier food after a run (yogurt, bananas, salad, etc), though I’ve talked to others who felt the opposite. In this spirit (both to make sure I keep it healthy and perhaps to aid those who prefer the opposite) I’ve decided to share some recipes great for your post-run scavenging.
During the course of this “thing” I’m doing, please share your own running experiences, both with and without food! When I get a case of the exercise laziness, it’s good to have encouraging stories and ideas from other people.