Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fueled on Mexican

Went out to dinner with my Sicko Husband Marlon last night. He was not feeling good but we were hungry.  Too hungry for a can of Campbell's...which I would've "made" if I were a good wife.  

Hey, he WANTED Mexican!  Well, as Mexican as we can get in Germany besides my Tex-Mex creations.

So the base has this restaurant - Manolitos.  It's not great.  It's not even that good.  We eat there anyway.

I had a giant Steak Taco Salad...yep, the kind in a crispy, fried taco bowl.  The dang taco bowl was the only thing good about my salad, but my health nut self only let me eat a 1/3 of it.  My hungry runner self should have just let me eat it!!

But I don't know what kind of good not eating it did because I ended up eating all the chips and salsa after my plate was taken away.  Go figure.  Hungry runner self won after all. 

And yes, I attribute being hungry all the time to my 4 weekly runs.   

So my theory is that all the salt and carbs from the chips will make my 10 miler totally kick-ass today. Yep.  I definitely needed those.

The house is really quiet right now.  I've been up since 7...had to get the oats in...

This is not how I had it this morning...but the only difference is instead of apples I added bananas and instead of PB2 I added yogurt.  

I'm practicing with my pre-run meal to see what works best.

So far it's 1/2 cup oats (raw), 1 tsp mini chocolate chips, 1 container LC1 vanilla yogurt, 1 small banana, and 1 tbsp walnuts.  

It's really tasty and works fine as long as I wait 2 hours after eating to go on my long-er run.  

Today's run is only supposed to be 7.5 miles since I have a half-marathon next weekend.  But I want to do 10.  

I plan on running to the next town or two over and then calling Marlon to pick me up.  Yes, even though he is sick, we made a deal that he would pick me up so I wouldn't have to run back...I really want to see how far the sidewalk goes.  I don't know what he gets out of this deal?? 

Germany is awesome.  You can take the sidewalk on the main road from town to town -- too cool!

So instead of running in the Schonbuch Forest like I usually do on Sunday, I'm going to follow the sidewalk, see where it goes, and who knows, it may turn out to be the perfect route for when my runs have to go beyond 15 miles (like next month). 

Time to brave the cold...hoping the nike/under armour coldgear combo works 2 days in a row.  (Yes, I washed it.)

What's your fave pre-run/race meal?


  1. I LOVE mexican food! And it's easy to order/prepare vegan. Bonus!

    My favorite pre-race/long run meal is overnight oats with almond butter and banana. Yum!

    1. I've got to find almond butter so I can try it. But first I've got to figure out what it's called in German! But I love oats before a run with a banana & yogurt!