Thanks for all your advice on dealing with exhaustion after long run! I think I picked up some great tips:
- Try Recoverite to fuel up after runs: From the website, "Recoverite supplies your body with the proper 3:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates and the highest quality whey protein isolate, along with generous amounts of multi-beneficial glutamine (a whopping 3 grams per serving!), the potent antioxidant l-carnosine, and a full-spectrum electrolyte profile. The result is rapid and enhanced recovery, which allows you to obtain the maximum value from all your hard workouts, ideally prepping your body for your next workout or race."
- Replace lost electrolytes with a gatorade/water mix or coconut water: I’m sweating so much in the hot Florida sun!
- Check my iron: Maybe I’m slightly anemic because I cut out red meat? I actually have a B12 supplement, and I’m going to start taking it.
Thanks again for your feedback. :)
Moving on…. GUESS WHAT? The Husband went on a 5K run with me tonight! He hardly ever runs, so I was positively thrilled. Since the Husband is a sporadic runner, we did it Galloway style - walk/run/walk/run. He did a really good job! Here are our stats:
- Duration: 34 minutes, 34 seconds.
- Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Here are my eats for the dinner! Dinner was roasted potatoes, asparagus, and kidney beans.
And for dessert – watermelon. I’ve been craving this for days!
And Greek yogurt + granola (not pictured, sorry!) — I was so hangry!
Afternoon snacks included pumpkin seeds:
And crackers, hummus, and cheese.
Off to bed I go! Have a wonderful night.