Marathon Training and Eating.

You know what I love most about running - that happy 'high' feeling I have for the rest of the day. I just love life after a bunch of sweaty miles. 

hahaha, I SWEAR I think this all the time ;) I'm just kinda slow right now, but that OK, I'm working on endurance not speed. 

Saturday I met up with some new friends for a long run, 12 miles. It's nice to run with people, in fact I rarely listen to my music anymore. 

This is my longest run since having Aiden in March and I was pretty nervous about my stamina. I'm really focusing on my nutrition for this marathon, no pastas the night before, I've learned better. I had a nice big turkey on wheat sammy for lunch and lots of sweet potato for dinner the day before. The morning of I had a peanut butter pop-tart {unfrosted} and no stomach issues and I felt pretty good for most of the run. It's still really hot out - so the last two miles were torture. 

Confession - I now consider myself a 'real' runner. I got chaffed in the worst spot and had to use diaper cream. Totally worked though!!

I had a GU around mile 6 and a bottle of Spark for miles 6-10 {Spark has carbs too}, I learned that I should be eating about 25g of carbs for every hour I run. GU has about 22 and Spark has 11, but I still need to add a bit more in. I really want to finish in under 5 hours and I think if I hydrate and fuel correctly it will help me get there. Yes - you can totally run without it, but for sure you run better with proper engine oil in the car, right?! I also am sure to take my Advocare Nighttime Recovery - makes the world of difference!! I was even able to do some legs at the gym the next day. Holla!

Then my favorite girl and I took a glorious Saturday afternoon nap! Love cuddling with her :)

I came across this recipe for Strawberry Protein Fluff - ahhhhhmazing.  I only put 4 servings per recipe, but I should of done more because I was full with just a quarter serving. It's a nice treat before bed and super easy to make. I can't believe that almond milk, frozen strawberries, and protein powder whipped up that nice!

My Diet Bet started yesterday, but you still have time to join! I have to lose 7.1 pounds in the next 4 weeks - it can be done ladies. I know a lot of you have trouble seeing the scale move and while it's NOT all about that number, if you are CONSISTENT and WORK HARD you will see progress. You just have to be determined to lose the weight!!



  1. Question: I am currently training for my first half-marathon and on your long run days do you stay within your macros or just eat whatever you feel like? When you have done previous half-marathons did you use gels? Why no pasta the night before?
    Keep up your good work!

    1. I up my macros by 30 for every hour I run. Yes used gels in the past. It's too heavy and doesn't give your body the right kind of energy.

  2. That is great! I had worked myself up to running longer distances but I fell off the wagon with winter and then a busy summer so now I feel like I am back to square one. I need to get back out there and build up the endurance like ASAP. I am definitely going to take the food recommendations in because it will totally come in handy!!!

  3. Are you doing any sprints to help your endurance?

    1. Yep on the treadmill. and hills. hills hills hills.

  4. That dessert sounds delicious. I'll have to give it a try.

  5. You look awesome! And I've been wanting to try protein fluff since I saw some on pinterest but just haven't gotten around to making it yet. Maybe I will work that into meal prep this weekend! Keep up the awesome work. I'm testing out my "snacks" during half marathon training and one thing I have definitely learned....what works for some may not work for you! It's been a lot of trial and error for me but I'm getting there :)

  6. OMG perfect timing! I need in on a diet bet asap. Clicking the link now.

  7. Did you use the casein protein for the fluff??? So wanna try but all I have is whey.

  8. I was skeptical at first when I tried this new supplement, I am extremely sensitive to products with caffeine, but this supplement is everything it claims to be.


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