FOOD, Glo-rious, FOOD! Acura 10-Miler Race Recap 2

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Hello! Make sure you check out Part 1 of my 10-Miler race recap!

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Did anyone else pick-up on the reference to Oliver Twist in my last post? Food Glorious Food! I love that musical. I am not a musical person at all, but this one I LOVE and grew up watching it. :)

I kept singing those lyrics in my head as I fueled for my 10 mile race! lol.

Saturday night, I pre-made my Green Monster so I could save time in the morning. To my delight, the GM was just as good in the morning! Awesome.

In the Green Monster:

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The focus on my race morning green monster was cold, hard, FUEL.

  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheatgrass powder
  • 1.5 Tablespoons hulled hemp seeds (additional 9 grams of protein)
  • Organic blueberries (1/2 cup)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cubes ice
  • 1 T chia seeds

I don’t think I have ever made such a healthy Green Monster before! It was just brimming with healthy fats, protein, fibre, and antioxidants!

Drinking it around 5:50 am:

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Here it was in the fridge:

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To cap off my breakfast, I also had 2 of my Glo Bar squares (both Pumpkin Spice flavour- yet to be named). They were delicious!

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I was so happy that I woke up with an appetite! For my 10k race I didn’t have one. Last night I actually went to bed a bit hungry so I think that helped my hunger in the morning. It was nice to get in a lot of pre-race fuel!!

I also had a tall glass of H20 while I got ready!

While en route to the race, I brought along a Sencha Green Tea in my new Libre portable loose leaf tea jar:

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Isn’t that an awesome pic!?

I won this Libre product in a contest a while back and I just love the product! I have been dreaming of a portable loose leaf tea holder forever now! My only quip with it is that it leaks a bit when you turn it upside down to steep the tea. Not a major deal breaker though. I still LOVE it, especially because I bring my tea everywhere with me! I wish I had this when I was commuting to work each day.

The sencha tea gave me just the right amount of caffeine boost!

I also packed this fuel kit to bring with me:

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  • High Protein High fibre pita (10 grams protein, 10 grams fibre)
  • Mary’s Organic Crackers
  • Amazing Meal Pom-mango Infusion (10 grams protein)
  • Apple

I brought along this Cliff Shot with me and stored it in my clevage, haha. I didn’t end up using it though. The thought of this gel made me feel nauseous! As I mentioned, I had some Gatorade during the race that sat fine and dandy in my tummy! I probably had about 1 cup’s worth of gatorade and 1/2 cup water while running.

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POST-RACE EATS!

After some stretching and water, we made our way over to the food tents!

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Bananas and bagels!!! What could be better? :D

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I had a big banana. It tasted like heaven!

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once back to the car, I shook up a muscle-recovery shake!

Amazing Grass + Water in my Shaker!

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This packet has 10 grams of protein in it, so I thought it was an awesome pairing to go with my carb-heavy banana.

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I enjoyed it on the drive home!

I had some vitamins when I got home: Calcium/Magnesium, Vitamin D, Spirulina, and Omega 3.

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Once home I made a BEELINE for a hot shower! I had the chills since my workout clothes were all sweaty! Never fun! I had the longest, nicest shower ever. I also put freezing cold water on my muscles to reduce the inflammation. That part wasn’t fun, but I find it really helps!

After my shower, I made a BEELINE for the kitchen! I was starving again.

I had a high protein/high fibre pita along with 1/2 cup hummus and 1/2 cup pasta sauce:

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It was pure heaven!

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My afternoon snack was my new favourite Flax Plus cereal by Nature’s Path and more chia seeds:

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Chia seeds are supposed to be great for hydration since they hold up to 10x their weight in water, so I thought it was a nice post-race addition to my cereal.

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It was delicious!

After grocery shopping with Eric, I was ready for dinner when we got home at 5pm! lol. I felt like a senior at Denny’s. :D

I was excited to try out this new pizza…

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Click to enlarge:

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The pizza looked a bit dry when I took it out of the box, so I added some pasta sauce to it (and also some parsley flakes).

I was shocked at how good this pizza was! I think my add-ons made the pizza though. It was probably one of the best tasting thin crusts I have ever had. It was also a first for me for having broccoil or corn on my pizza and I sort of liked it. This pizza also had lots of fresh garlic on it, and it was super garlicy but I really enjoyed it. Luckily, I’m not going anywhere tonight! haha. I would not recommend this for non-garlic fans though. The pizza was pricey (around the same price as Amy’s), so I probably wouldn’t buy it unless it was on sale like today. For a convenience pizza, when I have no mojo to cook one from scratch, this is a very healthy option.

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More water in a fancy glass:

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Two pieces…

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Then another…

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And another…

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Yes, I ate the entire pizza, and probably would have had more if there was some left. It was so yummy.

Dessert was another Glo square! I can’t get enough of these! I think I am going to put myself out of business.

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Then Eric and I did some ‘market research’:

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I have been researching a lot of bars to see how they do their packaging.

Then we taste tested…

I know this is going to sound bad coming from a Glo bar maker (lol), but we honestly didn’t care for any of these bars. The Optimum bar (below) tasted too over processed, the Weil bar was just a sticky and weird tasting, and the Salba bar tasted much too like agave nectar.

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Has anyone else tried these bars?

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Oh I forgot to mention, I also had my Mary’s crackers this afternoon that I packed and had later when at home.

Surprisingly after all this food, I could probably still eat more! It is crazy what running 10 miles  full-out does to the appetite!

That concludes my race day eats. I hope you enjoyed. I know I sure did. I think I did really well today by paying attention to pre and post race fuel. I think my body is thanking me because I feel awesome right now. I’m barely sore at all.

On that note, I’m off to stretch more.

See you tomorrow for a HUGE Amazing Grass giveaway contest!!!!

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Nick September 5, 2009

Hello Alex,

I just want to let you know that Carb BOOM1 launched 3 new flavors of energy gel and taste soo good! There are almost all natural and made with real fruit puree.

You should give them a try!

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Rina Kremer August 1, 2009

One more comment (sorry I didn’t leave this with the other!)
What was your time for the 10-mile race? I’ve been looking into races and not sure where to start. I’ve been running 4.6some miles in 40 mins. on weekends and 2 mi. a day…how do you find races?

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 20, 2009

You sure were prepared for this race! I love hearing about all the foods you ate and for what reasons. Thanks so much for sharing!!! And I’m totally loving that powerful green smoothie pre-race. Great mix!

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