I had the pleasure of spending the past 6 days, kid-free in Southern California to run the Ragnar SoCal Relay race from Huntington Beach:
(Photo credit: Running Rachel)
to San Diego:
the race and the views were amazing, and I had an absolutely fantastic time! But didn’t have nearly as much time to relax and eat as I wanted too, and by the time I did have the time to relax and eat I had no desire to do so (can you say dehydrated?).
That said, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I wanted to begin participating in What I Ate Wednesday in order to become more accountable (see that muffin-top in the picture? Yeah, that’s gotta go ’cause she’s slowing me down when I run). I keep forgetting that I can’t out-train bad nutrition, and to get back to being as fast a runner as I was last year, i need to eat better.
So without further adieu here’s a few pictures of what I ate this past week:
Clockwise from top left:
1. Van snacks – Blue Diamond Almonds, Bananas, oranges, triscuits, beef jerky and other running recovery essentials
2. Pinkberry Greek Protein shake – this weary traveler found Pinkberry right next to her gate in Utah before flying out to Long Beach. I just barely had enough time to get dinner (30 min between flights) and I figured this was the fastest, healthy option.
3. Oatmeal!!! Post race breakfast at Mary Jane’s at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego – so yummy!!!
4. Butter Chicken and Roti – my hubby had my favourite meal waiting for me when I got home!
And of course we cannot forget the Nuun:
(I STILL look exhausted from Ragnar! No wonder they call it a Ragnar hangover)
Question/Sharing: What is your go to healthy quick snack when you’re travelling?