After a weekend away, I was dying for some vegetables this afternoon. I hadn’t brought lunch and was too lazy to walk to Pump, so I walked to pick up a salad.
For 97.3% of you, this is no big deal, but for me it was. Salad usually bothers my stomach, but my stomach’s been so much calmer since I gave up coffee, so I thought I’d give it a try. Plus, trying to find a healthy lunch option when you don’t eat salad requires much more thought.
I felt a bit gassy and bloated, but not too bad. It bothered me way less than I thought it would. (This is a cobb salad with avocado instead of blue cheese and a bit of balsamic vinagrette.) Perhaps I will start adding salads into a more regular rotation in my diet.
[This is one of those “health is different for everyone” moments. I know salad is a staple in most people’s healthy diets, but I really can’t have too much of it before my stomach rebels. I’m trying to ease it into more salads, though, if I can.]
I really realized this weekend how much stress has to do with my stomach issues. I ate a wonderful, rich, greasy lobster roll, and my stomach was totally fine. The night before the race, against my better judgment, I ate tons of cheese and was still totally fine. The difference? I was happy and distracted from any problems [coughnopermanentjobhiremecough] back home. So, I’m really making a conscious effort to eliminate any unnecessary stress I can.
In that vein, I decided to make myself dinner to wind down after work tonight. I made the same pasta recipe I made for some of my blogger friends a few months ago, and it didn’t disappoint. I even bought some fresh parmigiano reggiano to grate over the top of the pasta. I forgot that step last time, and let me tell you–this version tasted hundreds of times better.
A Few More Race-Related Things?
Maybe you’re sick of hearing about my race yesterday…but I’m not sick of talking about it yet.
I just uploaded my splits, and I’m not going to lie, I’m ridiculously happy with them–especially from mile 10 on.
I just looked at the results on the Freeport Half website?
9th in my age group! Not too shabby.
Again, I go to sleep a very happy girl.
Questions: How long do you keep the post-PR glow? Do you negative split too or do you go out fast and die by the end? Are there any foods generally considered healthy that you can’t have/stay away from?