The Best Part of Running is Refueling

After a long run, I typically just want to melt into my couch for the rest of the day, and most of the time, I do, but yesterday, Lacey convinced me to meet her for lunch, which sounded more appealing than my couch.


We went to Lillie’s Victorian, which I think I like better as a bar. Nothing on the menu jumped out at me, so I got chicken fingers.


They were good, obviously.

Then I even let Lacey talk me into accompanying her to some patio parties out in Williamsburg, but after an hour or so, running 15 miles caught up with me and I came home to rest for a bit before going to Ashley and Bo’s for dinner.


We started off with Wellfleet oysters (continuing the celebration of National Oyster Day).


We continued with a garden tomato salad with grilled red onions, fresh basil and Asiago cheese.


For our main course, Bo made snapper.


With a silver corn sautee. (In a silver bowl!)

The entire meal was based off of recipes from an Inn at Little Washington cookbook and was incredibly tasty. (I would die happy foodie dreams to eat there.)

This morning’s post came to you from Starbucks because my Internet was being a little bitch, so obviously I had a spinach feta wrap there.

I spent some time cleaning my apartment and then picking up my camera from Ashley’s (oops), and then I came home and made myself a quick AND DELICIOUS egg sandwich.


One egg. One chicken sausage. One whole-wheat English muffin and a little bit of pesto. Lots of protein and lots of yum.

How do you refuel after your runs? (And do you also consider it a whole-weekend undertaking like I do?)

9 comments on “The Best Part of Running is Refueling

  1. Erica

    Right after a long run, I try to eat something dairy (I’ve read it helps with recovery) – greek yogurt if I’m actually feeling hungry, cottage cheese if not. Somehow no matter how many miles I run on Saturday, I never eat substantially more than on a regular day, but then I’m starving Sunday morning. Which is a perfect excuse for a really big brunch… today I went to Elmo and had the French toast, which is awesome, and huge, and covered in apples and caramel and surely just *full* of, um, fuel.

  2. Leila

    Do you find that you consume a lot more calories on days that you work out than on days that you don’t? I worked out this morning and I feel like a bottomless pit because no matter how much I eat, I’m still hungry! I ate more food than my husband today and he was worried that I had gotten a tape worm!

    1. Theodora Post author

      Some days, I have zero appetite after a long run and then I’m hungry the next two days. (That’s kind of where I’m at right now.)

  3. Lindsay

    I did a long run yesterday morning…we went out to dinner last night and I decided to eat 2 1/2 bread baskets. Needless to say, I was not hungry for dinner.(I also had a Lanikai Juice bowl after running:)

  4. michelle

    I stumbled upon your site a few months ago and find your perseverance, positivity and energy inspiring.
    Can you tell me what kind of camera you use and what if any different lenses you use also?


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