No running Saturday. In fact, not much of anything and it was pretty darn nice.
Workout Sunday was a bit scattered. I got a very short easy run in first thing in the morning and then another one in late in the afternoon on the treadmill while I watched a Gossip Girl episode. Some days it’s all about just fitting it what you can when you can, right?
(I’m not letting this pair of Wave Sayonara shoes outside yet- they’re too pretty and clean. Does anyone else do that?)
Andrew and I went to a charity benefit dinner Saturday night with his family.
I don’t dress up very often. I think I wear the same dress 99% of the time actually. It’s only 6 years old. Ha ha.
Someone asked recently if I eat dessert.
Yes, yes I do. Not real dessert all the time, but when I do it’s usually with family when we have a fun event going on or something. I figure that I make them suffer enough with bloggy stuff, so I try to keep my phone and camera away when we’re all spending time together so not much of those eats make it on here.
I snuck in a picture Saturday night at our event though.
Sunday was all about spending time with the boys. We organized a bazillion toys (tried to anyway), took loads of stuff to Goodwill and a major highlight of the day (besides wearing Daddy’s flip flops),
was that we found 3 chicken eggs.
That’s right. 3. We’re raking them in these days. Ha ha.
I guess some of us have mixed feelings about it.
Yes, miraculously all three eggs made it in the house and safely to the fridge.
Another highlight of the weekend was this bargain.
Oh heck yes, we stocked up. Thank you Sprouts.
And you should know that there are no more of these cookies left in the house.
They went quick.
So my go to pre run meal lately.
So I guess some runners can have coffee and head out the door for a long run without eating anything. That’s not me. I pretty much need to eat a little something before any kind of a run in the morning, even if I’m doing it first thing and I’m not running too far.
Lately I’ve been eating the same thing before every long run.
It’s a plantain egg-rito.
Weird, yes, I know, but it has a lot of easily digestible carbs, protein and fat and so far it’s been working for me. If I don’t have plantains, I do the same thing with a banana.
Here’s how it goes.
Heat 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil in nonstick skillet.
Add a plantain (or banana) sliced lengthwise in pan with a little cinnamon.
Let it get a little brown and soft, then flip it over to cook other side.
Add 1/2-3/4 cup egg whites (or 1-2 eggs) and a little more cinnamon.
Turn over and cook the other side again to make sure eggs are cooked and the plantain (or banana) gets a little caramelized.
Place on a plate and fold it over. It’s not about looks, it’s about taste.
It takes just a couple minutes to make this.
Here’s what it looks like.
Why yes, more often than not it gets burned over here. And yes, I know this does not look that great, but I’m usually whipping it together at 5 am before heading out for a long run so I really don’t care about the appearance.
I’m getting pretty darn good at scarfing these down on the road.
I’m not sure how easy it will be to whip up one of these when I’m traveling to some races in a couple weeks for Mizuno Marathon Mezamashii Week, but I’m sure I’ll figure something out. Hmmm…..
Okay, let another week begin.
Do you eat before a morning run?
Do you have a go to meal you eat before a long run?
Did you find any great bargain over the weekend?