I’m sitting here sipping coffee about to leave to run the La Jolla Half Marathon ahhhhh! I haven’t had this much race anxiety in a long time…well really this much race anxiety EVER!
My shin splints have been hurting, I don’t know the course, I can’t decide which shoes to wear…and for an OCD planner like me it’s making me crazy.
I’m not even going out today trying to get a specific time or anything…I really just want that free Ballast Point beer at the end haha!
Anyway…wish me luck!
For today I wanted to share What I Ate Before The La Jolla Half Marathon. So here’s a look of what I ate pre half and a little recap of the expo!
Just for the record I am not one of those people who totally changes their eating habits before a race. I eat what my body is use to and so far it it’s worked for me.
What I Ate: Before A Half Marathon
Breakfast: peanut butter chocolate overnight oats with a big cup of coffee
Snack: I’ve recently become re-obsessed with Laughing Cow cheese wedges. Today I had 2 wedges and a few pita crackers from Trader Joe’s.
Lunch: I discovered this Balela salad a couple weeks ago on The Skinny Confidential’s Snapchat. AMAZING! Ever since I’ve been obsessed with just grabbing a few handfuls of greens (today was arugula) and pouring the entire container on top. BOOM. Greens, protein, salad dressing…all in one!
You can find the Balela salad at Trader Joe’s! I swear this post isn’t sponsored by Trader Joe’s I’m just obsessed with their products.
Oh and hydrating of course! The day before a race I always try to drink at least 150 oz of water. To make this easy I get a 50 oz water bottle from Trader Joe’s and put 1/2 a Nuun hydration tab in it. By lunch I was already at 2 full bottles so I was doing good!
At the La Jolla Half Marathon Expo: The expo for this race was so organized and at such a gorgeous location, the Hilton Del Mar. After getting our bibs and shirts my mom, Bryce and I walked around and enjoyed some great samples; mini acai bowls, Nuttzo and Nuun…yes please!
And of course had to snap a few pictures! Note to self, put on a little makeup and brush my hair before the next race expo haha!
Somebody is super excited to run! And check out those calves!
Snack: We were STARVING after the expo so the second we got to my parent’s house we devoured some grapes, meat, cheese and crackers. Lucky Bryce even enjoyed a beer! I can’t even have a sip of booze before I race or I get sick.
Dinner: Every single time before I run a half marathon I eat chicken parmesan over pasta. I have no idea why but it just works for me. Pair that with some baby broccoli and a roll…yes please! Sorry in advance these pictures are awful but it sure tasted delicious.
After dinner: I had 3 cups of ginger tea, 2 cookies and another 50 oz of water.
Looking back I probably had WAYYYYYYYYY too much cheese yesterday but hey what can you do.
I really try to not change my diet much before a race. I focus more of my energy on properly hydrating and relaxing.
- Sunday: BBQ at my pool after the race- I’ll be sharing an awesome pasta salad recipe later this week!
- Monday: Out at Duke’s La Jolla
- Tuesday: Crockpot Salsa Chicken taco salads
- Wednesday: Leftovers
- Thursday: Lemon Pepper Cod with asparagus
- Friday: Asain Chicken Lettuce Wrap Chopped Salad from Skinnytaste
- Saturday: OUT!
Do you have a specific routine of what you eat before a half marathon or do you totally just wing it like me?
What’s your favorite dinner to eat the night before a big race?
Anyone going to be out there running the La Jolla Half Marathon?