This week, during the cooldown, the coach gave us his standard lecture on how to eat healthfully and fuel your body, and don't go crazy with the post workout carbs. "The chips look good, don't do it!" Last year's coach wasn't nearly so militant.
So I tried to think of foods that I would like and that would fuel me for the rest of my day. The brick was a 750 yd pool swim and a 40-minute run. It was really hot out, and I was feeling both the heat and my knee on the run. So my run/walk was about 3.7 miles in 45 minutes. I ran 10 minutes, walked a minute, but then the frequency and length of the walking bits increased as the time went on. On the other hand, no sciatica pain today. (I wonder if it is the swim? If it is, I will only run after swimming from now on. Promise.)
Here's what I ate to fuel my day:
Breakfast: whole wheat toast (2 pcs) with Earth Balance on both, almond butter on one, havarti on the other
Post-workout snack: Big bowl of fruit - sliced banana, and some sliced strawberries, and blueberries (red, white and blue!). Followed later by some tea and peanuts (the ones you have to shell yourself).
Lunch: I decided on a sandwich on whole-wheat again. I made salmon salad, which is like tuna salad but with canned salmon. Mustard, vegan mayo, pickle, olive. Topped with tomato and lettuce. We also had these little spinach topped pizzas from Trader Joe's.
Snack: Went to see Cars 2. Had popcorn. And a KIND bar. When we left, we went to get some Fro Yo (kiddo was asking for it), but I needed coffee. Almost fell asleep in the movie. So I had coffee.
Dinner: Was craving salad but not the work of it, so went with stir-fry chicken, broccoli, and carrots with an orange sauce based on this one, (but I added a bit of chili-garlic sauce and fresh ginger), with oranges from our tree. Our oranges don't peel well so they are hard to use, but I hate to see them laying on the ground for the animals to eat. The chicken is something I must have cooked up a couple of months ago, because I found it sealed up in the freezer. Served over quinoa-brown rice.
And wine (prosecco)
The orange sauce
Veggies steaming away
My plate (with Sriracha)
So, how did I do? What would you change/add for post workout meals?