Plain and simple, yesterday’s run did not go well.
I got up early and planned to head out by 8am. I was feeling great. In attempt to figure out what’s the best thing for me to eat, I tried having a yogurt and to of my homemade cookies along with a big glass of apple juice that was really diluted with water. I was all dressed and ready to go and then I realized my iPod wasn’t working!
My BRAND NEW iPod shuffle was not working.
Why you might ask?!
Because my cat Boo thought it would be fun to chew away on the $40 head phones!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was LIVID. My 4th generation shuffle was cool because there are no controls on the actual iPod itself. You change the songs and control the volume all via the headphones… which for my are not covered in tiny cat chew marks. I can’t believe it.
Anyway, thankfully it still played with my other iPod headphones, but I could not put it to a certain playlist or control the volume. I was almost in tears by the time I left the house (pms might have played a part too) and at that point really just not feeling a run at all. I pushed forward though.
Now here’s my question for you all —– what do you eat/consume before heading out on early morning runs???? My body is so used to running after work, I just can’t seem to find anything to make it happy for my early saturday morning ventures.
3 weeks ago I tried a slice of toast with peanut butter and banana, along with a coffee. I let it digest for about 40 minutes and headed out. Within seconds literally of starting to run, I felt like I was going to throw up. Not Good!!
So last week I tried omitting the banana and coffee. I had a slice of toast with peanut butter along with a glass of apple juice diluted with a lot of water. Again, in the first few minutes of running, I felt sick!!
Now yesterday, as I mentioned already, I tried a yogurt, 2 homemade cookies and a glass of water basically (1/4 of the cup was apple juice). AGAIN I did not feel so hot the first few minutes of running. Then maybe 15 minutes in I started to feel really tired and weak! I had a 5K planned, but totally ran out of steam at about the 4.5K mark.
It’s starting to get a bit discouraging. Help!!
My body was so not happy with me after the run yesterday and was just screaming for a green monster when I came home. So that’s what I gave it.
- 4 big handfuls of spinach (I split the batch with C )
- a banana
- big handful of blueberries
- 8-10 strawberries
- a couple splashes of cranberry/pomegranate juice
All mixed up….. a brown monster??? 😉
Speaking of Chelsea, I’m on barn duty this morning – ie. need to muck the stalls! So I’ll post later about our lunch and dinner yesterday! … along with a little bit of sad news too 😦