Runner’s Diet – Week of 7/31 Groceries

You read all about the right foods to eat after a marathon, but do you want to know what we runners really go for when we desperately crave calories?


The answer: whatever looked like a good idea at the time. 😜

  • BoomChickaPop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn (on sale!)
  • Ripple pea protein drink (a curious new launch)
  • Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes (can’t take the health nut out of the girl–even when she’s ravenous)
  • Maruchan Instant Noodle Soup in chicken and beer flavors (childhood favorites!)
  • Eggs

Meals for the week: 

  • Whatever looks like a good idea at the time
  • Honestly, I still have bags and bags of frozen fake meat (pea protein-based) and frozen vegetables, so I don’t need to shop for anything except fresh fruit

Fitness update:

  • Ran the San Francisco Marathon full marathon in my worst time yet (but under 4 hours—whew, maybe?)
  • Left quad in significantly more pain than my right; ankles and knees feeling… strange. I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon that I hope won’t turn out badly.
  • Laying off running for several days, but will resume cross-training in a day or two.

Life update: 

  • With less (internal) pressure to work out in the morning, I’ll hopefully be able to get some sound sleep all week. 
  • Work load is ramping up. Long days at the office are not my favorite things. 

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