Well, I’ll show you. I thought I’d be a food blogger for a couple of days and photograph everything I’m eating and lay it all out there. I’m always curious what/how other runners eat, particularly those who run fairly high mileage and train hard, so I thought I’d throw it out there. A few things first, though. First of all, I used my iPhone camera and it’s a piece of crap so the photos aren’t awesome. Second of all, I didn’t try to make my food pretty so sorry about that. Finally, being a food blogger is hard! I don’t know how the people who do this all the time do it!
Monday (9 mile run in the morning, 4 mile run before dinner, 19 on Sunday)
I started Monday with a 9 mile run. Embarrassingly I was so hungry at 3am that apparently I ate a Luna Bar in my sleep so I just had some coffee before I went running. I included the 19 miles the day before because I was feeling so junky all day, I don’t think I quite ate enough… After my run I ate my normal breakfast:
This usually keeps me full for about an hour. Then I suffer and wait for it to be 10:30 so I can have a snack. I start eating my lunch at 10:30 and eat it slowly over the work day. Here are the contents of lunch:
This is pretty much what I eat every day of my life and have for years. I switch up the fruit depending on what’s in season and if I’m not running much I strike the granola and put berries in the yogurt instead, but this is standard. Sometimes I’ll do a Flat Out wrap instead of bread if I’m not running a lot, but they aren’t enough calories right now. I eat an apple every, single day. I love them. Can’t get enough. I also tend to snack on these oh, 3-4 times per day:
I forgot to photograph it, but I got so hungry around 3:30 that I stoke a “Think Thin” bar from my boss’ desk. It was disgusting, but I ate about half… I also drank 3-4 cups of tea and a bunch of water all day. Then, I got home around 6:30 and ran 4 more miles. I ate the banana around 5 which gave me some good energy for run #2.
So I started with a mess of veggies then added brown rice and an egg and dinner was this:
I actually felt full after dinner which is sometimes hard to achieve. I settled in, watched How I Met Your Mother and then thought to myself, “I have enough time before Gossip Girl to get fro yo.” So I did. I forgot to take a photo of that but it was about 6 ounces of peanut butter yogurt with a little bit of hot fudge, sprinkles and some peanut butter cups. But not a lot. The smallest cup they have was about 1/2 full. Oh and I think I ate a couple chocolate chips out of my freezer before bed. Because that’s how I roll. What? They’re GOOD.
So there you go. That’s what I eat. According to my tracker I ate roughly 2000 calories. 21% from fat, 60% from carbs (probably a little low) and 20% protein (probably a little high). I got 44 grams of fat (only 10 saturated), 282 grams of carbs and 93 grams of protein. Oh and 29 grams of fiber. I’d say that’s about right on. I could have eaten a little more, but to be honest I didn’t feel hungry at the end of the day and I’m not going to eat just to eat. I did wake up hungry today, but that’s normal. This is a very typical day for me for eating. I didn’t switch anything up because I knew it would be in the spotlight and I’m kind of a creature of habit, so I think it’s pretty spot on.
I’ll try and do this again on Wednesday (I’ll do a long, hard workout in the morning on Wed so I’ll switch it up a bit) if it’s interesting. If it’s not interesting I’ll give it a rest!