What I Ate After The Try-A-Tri

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Good evening!

Being in the bakery the day after a race always make for a looooong day. It felt like it was midnight by 1pm….never a good sign. My left bicep is very sore from yesterday- It was the arm I was lugging the huge garbage bag full of gear with! Moral of the story: Do not haul huge garbage bags of gear around all day.

Other than that, I just have mild muscle soreness in my glutes from biking. Nothing too major! Eric says he doesn’t have any sore muscles in particular, just overall stiffness.

What I ate after the try-a-tri:

Surprisingly, I was much hungrier after the try-a-tri (which was about 1 hour in duration) as compared to my half marathon last weekend (which was 1 hour 55 mins). I would have assumed longer duration = more hunger, but that just wasn’t the case. I am convinced that the open-water swim accounted for the surge in my hunger. I think it really took a lot out of my body energy wise!

Immediately after the race, I had a banana and an apple and a bite of Eric’s Glo Bar.

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When we got home, the first thing I did was make lunch! The first thing Eric did was nap for 2 hours. You can see where our priorities are! :biggrin:

For me, FOOD trumps sleep 99% of the time.

For Eric, SLEEP trumps food 99% of the time.

It is amazing we can even speak to each other, I know.

I am a strong believer in listening to my body, and this is especially true for my post-race meals.

When I went to make lunch around 12:30, my body was craving veggies. I realized that what my body was trying to get was MORE WATER!

During the race, I did not bring my Camelbak because I just had too much gear to carry. As a result, the only water I had during the race was a few sips in between the bike and run legs. Needless to say, I was very dehydrated and my body was craving foods with a high water content!

I made a huge juice composed of beets, carrots, lemon, and an apple:

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Slurrrp.

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Then I made a salad composed of 1 English cucumber, 1 tomato, 1 yellow pepper, and 1 small avocado. I served it over a bed of about 3/4 cup of couscous. I drizzled my better than bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing over top.

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Mmmmm, this was AMAZING.

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Along with the salad, I had two pieces of whole wheat toast slathered in Earth Balance.

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That was Lunch #1.

Lunch #2 happened a couple hours later.

I had an Ezekiel wrap filled with approx. 3/4 cup lentils, handful of mixed greens, and 1/4 cup hummus.

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I know I said I was sick of wraps, but post-race hunger works in mysterious ways! :biggrin:

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I also had several Medjool dates and a handful of dried apricots (not shown).

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Late afternoon, I had a Liberate Glo Bar:

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As well as a few handfuls of red hot blues chips.

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For dinner, I could not bring myself to cook. I think I would have collapsed! I asked Eric if he wanted to go out for dinner to celebrate our race, and he agreed that it was a great idea.

We were both craving Mexican food in a major way, so the decision was an easy one.

Our appetizer- nacho chips and salsa, which we split.

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The chips were so salty and delicious. I always crave salty food after a race!

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I ordered the vegetarian fajitas and Eric ordered the chicken fajitas.

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Mmmmmmmm.

We were quite possibly the hungriest people in the entire restaurant and were so happy when our food arrived.

My sides for the fajitas were Pico de gallo, lettuce, and, guacamole. I always ask them to hold the cheese and sour cream and just bring me oodles of guacamole…muahuhaa. :devil: I have a slight obsession with guacamole.

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To my delight, the veggies were sprinkled with a salty seasoning and they were cooked in tons of olive oil. I don’t think I have ever tasted a better stir-fry!

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I proceeded to eat 5 fajitas…Eric had 6.

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Afterward, we rolled out of the restaurant and somehow fastened our seatbelts around our bulging food babies!

However, we were not finished!

A couple hours later Eric and I settled onto the couch and we dug into my chocolate stash that was hiding away in my dresser.

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After a few squares of chocolate, the next thing I knew I was asleep and I had a bad dream that I was watching Chronicles of Riddick.

This actually turned out to be REAL- my husband obviously took advantage of his sleeping wife and threw on a GUY FLICK. :lol:

I had to force myself back to sleep (to make the movie go away) and the next thing I knew the credits were rolling and Eric was carrying me up the stairs to bed. :biggrin:

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Jayme June 7, 2010

Hi Angela!

Congrats to you both on such an amazing accomplishment! And wow, your meals look so delish :) I rarely post but love reading your blog daily and I’m not even a Vegan! I had to comment this evening because I FINALLY but the bullet and made the banana soft serve. OMG!!! It’s incredible! I threw in a scoop of some Teddie’s peanut butter and it was outstanding. I can’t believe I waited this long to try it. I’ve been following the South Beach diet for a few weeks now and this dessert is going to keep keep me motivated and on track. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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AngelaOSG June 7, 2010

The banana soft serve comes from Gena over at choosingraw.com…she is a genius! It is life changing.

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Nicole @ Making Good Choices June 7, 2010

mmm I love when I am so hungry and can dive into chips and salsa. Just something about Mexican that just hits the spot! Still so inspired by your tri-at-tri!

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Sana June 7, 2010

It makes sense, we sweat out a lot of salt when we workout so our body craves salt like no other!

It is SUPER CUTE that Eric carries you to bed :)!

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VeggieGirl June 7, 2010

Theo chocolate is AMAZING!

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Jocelyn June 7, 2010

hahaha..love the ending ;)

Looks like you refuled with some amazing foods! Do I detect a mexacli rosas outing!? I’m gonna go there for my bday! I do every year :D

Glad you two are not too sore…you must feel great to know that you BOTH achieved this!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 7, 2010

Those were some legit veggies in the fajitas!! I’ve only ever gotten peppers and onions, no BROC!! Sweet stuff :)

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Bridget June 7, 2010

Ahhh post workout hunger. It certainly is an interesting specimen that can sneak up at strange times.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen fajitas with that many veggies! Lucky girl!

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Maria @ a healthier Maria June 7, 2010

haha this post made me laugh. I love that you ate 5 fajitas. I also made your tomato/avocado/cucumber/homemade dressing salad not too long ago & LOVED it. It is the perfect combination!

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Krystina June 7, 2010

You are both super cute. Congrats on the Try-A-Tri!

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Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 7, 2010

That juice is so pretty! I think your post-race eats are kind of modest, actually! :D Those veggie fajitas looks delish, too. YUMM

Jenn

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AngelaOSG June 7, 2010

Modest, really? I think the pictures must be deceiving b/c I probably had between 3,500-4,000 calories yesterday! =)

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 7, 2010

I want that juice because it is HOT PINK!

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Callie June 7, 2010

I’m with Eric – after both of my triathlons I enjoyed a nice two hour nap! :)

So now the big question is…will you two be doing another triathlon anytime soon???

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 7, 2010

haha we have been asked this a lot in the past day. RIght now we are just enjoying our post-race glow and I will be addressing this Q in a future post! :)

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Liz June 7, 2010

I really think you guys are amazing, plus what a cool thing to do TOGETHER!! I’m so proud of your efforts and accomplishments in the try-a-tri. YOU GUYS ROCKED IT! GO ERIC for pulling it out at the finish!!! Get it girl!!!! Also, you’ve officially inspired me to try this interesting mix of broc/carrot/snap pea fajitas…I always think *GROSS* when I ask what a restaurant serves in their veggie version. Next time – I’ll give it a shot.

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Jae June 7, 2010

haha this post makes me laugh :)
I love how you had the endurance to go do the try a tri (hopefully one day my fitness-y spirit/endurance will be as great as yours!) and I loved how you ate—-something about your writing in this post was just like ‘oh and afterrr I had this I also had that!’
Im still laughing ^^. thank you for making me smile today.

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 7, 2010

Awww that’s so great that he carried you up to bet. Open-water swims take so much out of me. I always have to have a nap after I have swam in the lake during the middle of the day.

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Caroline June 7, 2010

Awesome post! I love seeing what you ate after such an intense event! Congrats on finishing! I think your choice of veggie fajitas sounds amazing for post race fuel. :)

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mm June 7, 2010

Congratulations on your race!! I am always STARVING after a good swim. The salad you had for Lunch #1 looks delicious – I just might make it for dinner tonight! :) I actually like Chronicles of Riddick too.

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TiaMarie June 7, 2010

I was a competitive swimmer for quite a few years, and after a swim practice or meet I was always STARVING! Everything you ate looked delish!

I am a guac fanatic as well! I always ask for extra when I go out. :]

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Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries June 7, 2010

I cannot imagine how exhausted you guys must have been! But I’m with you, food > sleep! Fajitas with guacamole are one of my favorite dinners :)

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Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 7, 2010

The good food after makes all the hard work worth it. :)

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Lindsay (goodiesgalore) June 7, 2010

He really carried you to bed???? That’s a DREAM of mine but my boyfriend would probably blow his back out.

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Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 7, 2010

Mmmm – those fajitas look awesome – and I love guac…it hasn’t been in my life enough lately!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 7, 2010

Awwwww you and Eric are PRECIOUS!!!! I hope I find someone who “gets me” like that one day.
And wow that stir fry looks amazing! And i’m SO with you on the guac!

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theemptynutjar June 7, 2010

i luv u and eric
u are both so cool

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow June 7, 2010

The body + hunger is a very oh so mysterious thing! :)

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Lynn June 7, 2010

Hey! Congratulations on the tri!

Come check out my blog :) I’m new haha!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 7, 2010

Isn’t it amazing how many calories you use up doing all that exercise? You two totally deserved to feast!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 7, 2010

What wonderful post race eats Angela!!!!

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Ashley June 7, 2010

hahahaah cracking up at this post!!!! Rolling out of the restaurant..digging in the chocolate stash…multiple lunches…ahhh those days are kind of fun! Definitely have had a few of those days…and not always after a race! hehe I bet it was so awesome that you were going through all of post-race hunger together. :) Also, I love salads with ALL veg and no lettuce sometimes..YUM and toast + butter just really hits the spot sometimes!!!

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Allison June 7, 2010

Congrats! What a delightful yummy spread following your Tri :]

I noticed you have a reusable straw – any recommendations there are far as type or location to purchase at?

Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 7, 2010

The glass straws I have are by Glass Dharma. I like the big ones (largest diametre)

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Ilana June 7, 2010

I have a chocolate stash in my dresser drawer too! Never know when an emergency will arise…

I love you guys! I think it’s amazing how supportive and connected the two of you are – I hope my future hubs and I are the same!

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Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) June 7, 2010

I am really impressed by your post race healthy choices. I don’t think I will have the discipline to prepare so many healthy things after a tough race!

Those fajitas look super tasty!

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Angie June 7, 2010

Beautiful juice!

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Kristina June 7, 2010

your juices always look BEAUTIFUL and delicious… Jason brought me the most amazing juice the other day, and I realized I really need to use our juicer more. So tasty.

you guys are so cute, nap vs food thing :) and you two are just awesome in general, I still think it is so super cool that you did this together. :)

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Amber K June 7, 2010

Oooh, I wish my fave Mexican restaurant had veggie fajitas. I wonder if they do, but just don’t include it in the menu, because that looks fabulous!

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Heather June 7, 2010

mmmmmm…fajitas! i wish i had a local place that had a variety of veggie fajitas…most of them are just mushroom-based and that’s it. i bet you guys were STARVED!

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Marina June 7, 2010

your salads always look so appetizing, how do you do it :))
And that mexican food, yummy! I adore avocados and guacamole, but its not very popular in our mexican restaurants, which is pretty weird.
Chocolate with mint…love to try that!
Congrats once more!

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jassy June 7, 2010

eric’s so sweet:)

you both deserve the celebration…way to go!;)

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alyne June 7, 2010

Ahahahaha, that was the best post ever.
Am smiling to self in conference room right now :)
I love that you eat!
it’s great :D

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Jen June 7, 2010

I must be part guy…Chronicles of Riddick is one of my favourite movies and I couldn’t imagine falling asleep for it, lol. BUT…you did just kick some major butt try-a-tri style, so I forgive you, lol. You and Eric are awesome; I love that you guys did this together. Rest up and eat up!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 8, 2010

hahah to be fair, I have never actually WATCHED the entire movie, so who knows I might like it if I watched the whole thing. ;p

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