Rough day today. Were there any highlights - not really, but most of that is for other posts.
Breakfast: Banana, Apples, Almonds, Eggs, Mushrooms and Clarified Butter
Grabbed a banana after the 5K. Came back to the room, steamed some mushrooms, scrambled some eggs, and clarified some butter in the microwave. Tossed them altogether in a bowl. Had a few apple slices and a handful of almonds.
Dinner: Hamburger, Potato, Clarified Butter
Since the race was a night race, I had dinner a bit earlier than usual tonight to make sure it would have time to settle prior to the race.
Pre-Race: Pumpkin Spice Larabar
Two and a half hours prior to the race I ate a Larabar. I was not hungry, but I was worried about how bad I felt at the 5K and I wanted to make sure I had something similar to what I normally have before a distance run. I don't think this was a bad approach.
During the Race: Organic Pear Juice
I had some organic pear juice from Gerber. I was hoping that it would have enough carbs, calories and some potassium to help get me through the race. My first thought on this - so sweet it left too much of an after taste for my liking - even with sips of water. My second thought - this was tough to have the added liquid, even though it was a small amount. My third thought - this didn't work for me at all.
The take away - it was Whole 30 compliant and something I thought might work for me, but it did not.
After the Whole 30, even if I end up continuing the Whole 30 eating, one modification I will definitely consider making is to add my Lifesavers back in for fuel. It took me a couple of years to find Lifesavers and I've been using them for several years and they work for me. While I understand they are sugar and they are processed, I've never felt like Lifesavers have caused me sugar cravings.
Still, I have some organic baby food with fruits and veggies to try at home during some long runs, but since I tend to have stomach issues with gels and other food type things, I didn't want to try them during a race without trying them at home first.
This was not a triumphant race weekend. I have still been struggling with the injuries and the lack of training was most definitely an issue. In addition, my mind is not helping things as I certainly am lacking confidence, drive, motivation and dedication - this is something I must work on, but am struggling with.
So, those are things I need to work on. The other major factor is the change in my diet. I don't know how to work with this diet in terms of races yet. I had some very different issues during the 10 miler - it made the race excruciatingly difficult for me. Some of this I am pretty sure have to do with eating and I'll have to work through some of these issues. More on this in the race recaps (when I have a chance to get to them).