Now that you know I’ve PR-ed and you know how I PR-ed during the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon, let’s talk pre and post race eats for today’s party in the blogosphere. We’ll start with the night before the race. I met many other FitFluential Ambassadors at Ristorante Umbria.
Check out the awesomeness – clockwise starting on the left – : Alexandra at Fun and Fit, Tiffany at Running Hutch, Meg at Run. Fit. Kin., me (duh), Gia at Run Gia Run, Kristen at Stuft Mama, Brian at Pavement Runner, Kelly at Cupcake Kelly’s, Melissa at The Melissa Chronicals, Janene at One Run At A Time, and Rachel at Running Rachel.
Along with the other FitFluential Ambassadors, my real date for the evening was Caitlin.
She was a lovely date and host. 🙂 Since it was the night before the race, I opted for a pasta dish. I went with the Fusilli con Pollo – the pasta was sautéed in extra virgin oil and white wine with diced chicken breast, sun-dried tomato and fresh arugula, topped with fresh parmesan. I had them make the dish with whole wheat penne noodles.
It was a fabulous choice and I ate every last bite. Pre-race breakfast included what it always does before a race: oats with cacao powder, cinnamon, banana slices, and a glob of peanut butter.
Terribly ugly picture and I forgot to add the banana until halfway through the bowl. I guess I had other things on my mind? During the race, I consumed Shot Blocks that they were passing out. I had actually bought a couple packs at the expotique, but didn’t need them since they were being handed out. I’ll save mine for the Runner’s World Half Marathon this weekend. Post-race was a banana, coconut water, and chocolate milk.
Chocolate milk was the only thing I snapped a picture of, and did you know chocolate milk can help you recover faster after exercise? Itz true. I enjoyed the whole bottle and it satiated me until lunch time. Caitlin took me to Crave. By the time I showered and we walked the several blocks to the restaurant, I was ravenous. Like eat my arm off hungry.
Caitlin ordered the Roast Chicken sandwich which included roasted organic chicken breast, sweet baguette, provolone, spinach, red pepper, onion, and tomato. I ordered the Morroco Your World with Crave hummus, wheat pita, fresh spinach, carrot stix, roasted eggplant, sliced cucumber, and green olives.
We decided to go halfsies on our orders, so we could enjoy a little of both. And halfies turned out to mean that I ate half of Caitlin’s sandwich and she had two bites of mine. Told ya I was hungry! Dinner ended up happening on the airplane. I had a flight that stopped in Colorado, but I didn’t change planes so I picked up a sandwich from the SFO airport.
The sandwich was MASSIVE and I felt a bit awkward trying to shove it in my face on the airplane surrounded by strangers. #sorryimnotsorry It was a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and a delicious cranberry mustard spread.
That pretty much sums up the major meals of the weekend! Oh, and there were many REBOOTizer pouches consumed to help with recovery and travel. Thanks so much to Jenn at Peas & Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday.
What do your pre and post race eats usually include?