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I am a bottomless pit today, which is understandable given the fact that I ran 20.0 miles this morning!


Dinner was awesome and made my belly stop growling!  I made a tofu stir fry in our new wok:


The star was this teriyaki sauce that the Husband randomly picked up at the grocery store.


I stir fried the sauce, a 1/3 box of extra firm pre-cubed Nasoya tofu, and slices of zucchini and squash together and served it with brown rice.  Yum!


So, earlier today, Megan came over and we watched Elf.  We giggled so hard (I know the entire movie by heart…. I’ve probably seen Elf 10+ times.  I watched it three times last year alone!


And we iced our knees:

Lunch was macaroni and cheese (the awesome, unhealthy kind):


And a wheatgrass shot:


Afternoon snacks included this platter of apple, cheese, crackers, and trail mix, which I split with Megan:




POM juice:


And Turtle Mountain Chocolate ice cream… this is vegan and it’s actually pretty good!


Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd some Chocolate Orange. The Husband is obsessed with these (a British thing?) and I saw them at Target.  I got two – so delicious.


I think I’m refueled! 🙂 Mission accomplished!


What’s your favorite post-workout meal?  Food is fuel!



  • Jocelyn November 29, 2009, 7:46 pm

    mmmm I love the unhealthy kind of mac n cheese 😉

    And is a british thing. My family (full of brits) Eat those terry oranges like they are goin out of style holiday time. In fact we have 3 sitting downstairs right now. 2 orange ones and 1 mint 🙂

  • legalstyle November 29, 2009, 7:48 pm

    a belated congratulations on your 20 miler this morning! i miss marathon training so much! and being able to eat whatever i wanted after running was a nice perk, too… have a wonderful night!

  • Evan Thomas November 29, 2009, 7:49 pm

    I’m so happy Trader Joe now makes all-natural chocolate oranges that I can eat! I’m not-so-secretly hinting to get a few of them in my stocking, haha.
    You definitely deserve to be a bottomless pit, and that mac n’ cheese looks amazing.

  • maria November 29, 2009, 7:51 pm

    I can understand why you feel like a pit. I feel that way after really long runs, too. I mean, my runs aren’t 20 milers even so I can only imagine how hungry you must be!

  • Erin November 29, 2009, 7:53 pm

    I love chocolate oranges — every Christmas, my siblings and I each get one. 😀

  • katey November 29, 2009, 7:53 pm

    I don’t work out too often, but when I do I do super elliptical workout (over an hour) and I like to make my own “blizzard” I use vanilla fro yo, melted dark chocolate.. add a little PB and oreos and blend it up in the blender!

  • Jessica November 29, 2009, 7:53 pm

    good job!!!!
    Totally not British but I have loved those oranges since I was a kid, it was the only thing my mom put in my stocking….when i was little i liked the milk chocolate…but now that I have “so called grown” up I prefer the darker ones….. yum yum.

    now i am going to have to go buy one.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 29, 2009, 8:01 pm

    I love a big shake after a workout – or bread and cheese!!!

  • Matt November 29, 2009, 8:02 pm

    My favorite post workout meal is a boig stack of pancakes 🙂

  • MegaNerd November 29, 2009, 8:02 pm

    Yessss. Such a fun afternoon. Thanks for sharing your food with me.

    Byyeeee Buddy… Hope you find your dad!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner November 29, 2009, 8:09 pm

    LOVE elf!! We watched it yesterday 🙂

  • Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar November 29, 2009, 8:12 pm

    Those chocolate orange things remind me of my grandmother. She always gave them to us around Christmas! I like the raspberry ones too. Mmmm. The dark chocolate raspberry is the best!

  • candice November 29, 2009, 8:13 pm

    Ooh, I really wanna try a chocolate orange. That flavor combo sounds divine!

  • Sally November 29, 2009, 8:13 pm

    Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?! (Is it weird that I totally watch that movie on DVD in July…didn’t think so!)

    The chocolate orange thing is a big joke in our family…My mom is british and every year she tries to wrap one in such a way that me and my sister can’t guess what it is…but we always do!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 29, 2009, 8:14 pm

    I’m usually not super hungry after a big workout, but when I do have a big workout, I usually go for a protein/fruit shake… something easy on the tummy 😉

  • Erin November 29, 2009, 8:17 pm

    Congrats on your 20 miles Caitlin!! I love that running = amazingness feeling. I totally need that back in my life, stat!

    I think my favorite post exercise snack is a smoothie and some sort of carby deliciousness.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 29, 2009, 8:20 pm

    I love to eat greek yogurt post-long run (protein!!) or sometimes I purposely end my runs near a Starbucks so I can snag a hot chocolate. If chocolate milk is a good recovery drink, so is hot chocolate!

  • Kara November 29, 2009, 8:25 pm

    Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color? 🙂 SUCH a great movie!

    Anything I eat after a long run is the best thing I’ve ever eaten — a Subway sandwich, fruit, pancakes…I love it all!

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) November 29, 2009, 8:27 pm

    Congrats on such a long run! You a rocking the training!
    I love a huge bowl of oats and peanut butter after a hard workout. And coconut water!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 29, 2009, 8:34 pm

    You deserve to be a bottomless burned 2000 calories before noon!! Glad you were finally able to satisfy the hunger. 🙂

  • haya November 29, 2009, 8:39 pm

    i remember how satisfying those 20+ mile runs were. it’s kind of nice to guiltlessly get to spend the rest of the day relaxing and eating! congrats on completing it. there’s an accomplishment.

    love the chocolate oranges!! need to remember to get some this year.

  • SweetiePotato November 29, 2009, 8:53 pm

    Isn’t it funny that some days you can be so super hungry!? I guess that’s what running 3+ hrs will do to ya!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) November 29, 2009, 8:55 pm

    The best part of running is eating guilt free. That’s what keeps me motivated during the long runs!

  • Julie @savvyeats November 29, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Love elf!

  • Jenny November 29, 2009, 8:58 pm

    peanutt butttterrrr 🙂

  • Lee November 29, 2009, 9:04 pm

    I’ve never seen Elf.

    I just crave carbs after a hard workout. Specifically bread. Hell, I crave bread without working out!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 29, 2009, 9:05 pm

    Ohhh, I love those chocolate oranges! They’re very Christmasy.

    Love that snack plate– looks delicious!

  • Jolene ( November 29, 2009, 9:07 pm

    I have never had a big enough workout to need a post-workout meal – sad but true.

  • Danielle November 29, 2009, 9:10 pm

    I watched Elf with Carl for the first time last night and I loved it! So freaking funny!

  • jenna November 29, 2009, 9:22 pm

    glad you had a great fun day with megan:)

  • Teacherwoman November 29, 2009, 9:25 pm

    Oh I love Elf! Great movie!

  • Teacherwoman November 29, 2009, 9:25 pm

    BTW, congrats on your long run! Way to go!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) November 29, 2009, 9:29 pm

    I love how even though you were refueling you weren’t overly UNHEALTHY. I would have stopped by five guys after a run like that. Awesome job!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal November 29, 2009, 9:29 pm

    Aw, what a fun day! I love Elf too. It’s been on a lot lately – yay!

  • LC November 29, 2009, 9:39 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS. That run is intense and inspiring! I feel like I would have eaten twice that much haha.

    Favorite post workout is usually a chocolate protein powder/chocolate milk/almond milk/half banana/frozen blueberry smoothie, but I also LOVE pineapple and Greek yogurt!

  • Karla November 29, 2009, 9:44 pm

    I seriously think you’re pretty awesome for running 20 miles! How cute are you two icing your knees together!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 29, 2009, 9:53 pm

    Good job refueling!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) November 29, 2009, 10:22 pm

    Post workout I love anything with Hummus!

  • Shelley November 29, 2009, 11:22 pm

    i’m so impressed with your 20 miles! & glad u refuled properly 🙂 i loove chocolate milk after a workout

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  • Susan November 30, 2009, 6:32 am

    Love that the mac n cheese is “not the healthy kind” 😉 I usually love a giant smoothie after a hard workout. But for solid food, I like sandwiches or pitas after 🙂

  • Emily Eats and Exercises November 30, 2009, 7:16 am

    Your food makes me hungry, though since I did not run 20 miles, I probably shouldn’t eat all of it…
    I’m most excited by your snack plate – that cheese is total food porn.
    I also love mac and cheese (yes, I’m generally obsessed with cheese) and I make a pretty amazing home made kind (if I do say so myself) but it is not healthy in the least.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 30, 2009, 7:52 am

    Well…I’ve yet to run 20 miles, so I have no idea what my favorite recovery meal is for such insane mileage (GO YOU!) So far my longest has been 8 miles, and when I come home I crave *salt.* So usually I’ll make a fried egg sandwich with a slice of cheese and a glass of milk with some fruit for dessert. It always takes care of the “salt cravings” and has a nice balance of protein and carbs to refuel me. 😀

    LOVE the snack plate idea! 😀

  • Side of Sneakers November 30, 2009, 8:30 am

    I crave just about everything after a good workout, but my favorite is a bagel and flavored cream cheese and a stop at Starbucks 🙂

  • Ashley November 30, 2009, 8:47 am

    i used to live in england and everyone was obsessed with those chocolate oranges!! 🙂 reminds me of england so much!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 30, 2009, 9:09 am

    My favorite post workout meal ever was falafel, hummus and pita at this place called Shiraz where I live. I ate it after a 10K back in March and it hit the spot so well that I still haven’t forgotten about it 😉

  • Carolina John November 30, 2009, 1:11 pm

    it’s amazing how much you can eat after a 20 mile run. i once went to a buffett and down 6 plates of crap. it was an amazing show, but i won’t make that mistake again.

  • Megan November 30, 2009, 1:54 pm

    Congrats on the long run!!

    My fave post-run meal is Kraft macaroni and cheese with lots of hot sauce. I *may* have eaten the WHOLE box after my 20 miler yesterday. And def didn’t even feel super full after…

  • Betty November 30, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Those chocolate oranges are really good. Yum.

  • Lucy November 30, 2009, 2:35 pm

    i think those oranges are a british thing! i didn’t know what they were until i met my husband (he’s a fellow brit:) and he LOVES them!

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