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

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 19, 2009

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


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:


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:


Here it was in the fridge:


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!


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:


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:

  • 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.



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


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


I had a big banana. It tasted like heaven!


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

Amazing Grass + Water in my Shaker!


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


I enjoyed it on the drive home!

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


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:


It was pure heaven!


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


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.


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…


Click to enlarge:


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.


More water in a fancy glass:


Two pieces…


Then another…


And another…


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.


Then Eric and I did some ‘market research’:


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.


Has anyone else tried these bars?



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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Pam July 19, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Ooo! I am excited: HUGE Amazing Grass giveaway contest!!!!

P.S. I love that stuff!


EatingRD July 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm

So glad you had a great race!! Woo-hoo, you go ‘amazing’ girl :) I get like that too after I exercise really hard. I just went on a 22-mi bike ride today with some other cyclists that kicked my butt (I have a really slow mountain bike) and all I wanted to do was eat, drink, eat, drink afterwards!


Molly July 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I just found your blog today and absolutely love it! I’ve got to find a way to try one of your Chia Glo Bar Squares…


Kim July 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Great eats!

I have had the Weil Goji Moji bar…tastes a lot like Fig Newtons! LOL! I thought it was a good bar, but I can’t eat any gluten, so my choices are somewhat limited in purchasing a pre-made bar. I either buy the Weil, KIND, PURE or Lara Bars right now.

I know you said you had gluten-free in the works. I can’t wait to give those a try! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Kim- I’m making a gluten-free bar this week! :) I’ll post about it when it is ready to roll ~A


VeggieGirl July 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Exceptional fuel as always!! And I’m glad to read that you’re not sore.

I’m with Kim – bring on the gluten-free goodies!! :-D


N.D. July 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Looks like a great race! Hope the packaging works out. Great job, you did an AWESOME time!! congrats!


Alex July 19, 2009 at 9:04 pm

girl, you deserve a whole pizza and then some! I think I have eaten the whole kitchen!


A July 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm

At Whole Foods today, I saw a product called Glow, and it made me think of you:

This Glow has neat packaging, but your treats look so much better and have such cuter names, though.


Jocelyn July 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm

lol great looking eats! And it’s all healthy! nothin wrong with that!

i am acually a huge Salba bar fan (especially blueberry) I think I have one in my latest giveaway!! :) I like the taste! The only bar I don’t really like was one of the amazing grass ones..not the chocolate though!

Congratz again on the race :)


A July 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Hmph, the imposter Glow (Faux Glow, if you will) isn’t vegan and contains fava bean flour as the first ingredient. No, thank you.


Cait (Cait's Plate) July 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Haha – you gotta love runner’s appetite huh!? And if you need to, EAT MORE! You earned it ;)


Brandi C July 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Yay for yummy and nutritious fuel! I would absolutely LOVE to try that pizza, but I’m sure they don’t sell in the US bc I haven’t seen one like that before.
I’m in Love With the Goji Moji Weil Bar :) It’s reminds me of Fig Newtons.


Jessica July 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Looks like fun!
I love that tea maker thing – do you drink it hot or?
Keep up the great work, and you are beautiful! Don’t forget!


Susan July 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Ohmygoodness, that race is a buffet of carbs!! I love it!! :P Looks like some wonderful fuel. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for that pizza. I don’t care for any of those bars either. The only one I’ll occasionally buy is the Optimum one when I’m desperate or just growing tired of the other options.

Looks like you’re recovering well! :D


Still Life in South America July 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I love full food reports. You really do glow.

Finally tried chia seeds today on some peanut butter toast. I think I’m in love. They are so much better than flax! Thanks for the recommendation.


Courtney July 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Way to fuel up, girl!


Katrina (gluten free gidget) July 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm

The only bars I actually like are Lara Bars. I agree, most bars taste overly processed or like cardboard!


leslie July 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm

post-run fuel is always fun. :) congrats on the race!!


MMT July 19, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Congrats! you did an awesome job! Today I went on a training 10 mi walk/jog and it was looong, so I am so proud of you for doing it in such good time! :D All of that food looks awesome…


JB July 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm

the pizza looks really good. no shame in eating the whole thing! :D
mary’s crackers are possibly my favorite crackers EVER. they are SO yummy!


Susan July 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Bananas taste the BEST after running/a race!


Rebeca July 20, 2009 at 12:10 am

I’m gonna have to run 10 miles so I can eat a whole pizza… lol :)

That’s some serious fuel but kudos to you on picking things that were good for you body..

Those Weil’s bars are yuck!


Rebeca July 20, 2009 at 4:07 am

I’m gonna have to run 10 miles so I can eat a whole pizza… lol :)

That’s some serious fuel but kudos to you on picking things that were good for you body..

Those Weil’s bars are yuck!
Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.


Kristen July 20, 2009 at 7:38 am

Congratulations on a great race! I’m glad you had so much fun!

I’ve had an Optimum bar and I definitely agree with you about the processed taste. It will do in a pinch, but it doesn’t really taste that great…


A July 20, 2009 at 7:57 am

The whole pizza is under 500 cals anyway — looks like a very reasonable dinner, even in the absence of a race!


carolinebee July 20, 2009 at 8:06 am

congrats on the race Ang!! I have tried the PB optimum bar- i love it! Something about that icing on top :D Makes me feel like i’m cheating and having a pop tart!


Lizzie July 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

I am really keen to try your bars, as I am also one of these people that doesn’t really like the health bars that are on the market. I don’t mind Luna bars or moons, but the Clif ones aren’t that good. Did you get any updates on your US Shipping?

Just so you can have a laugh, I was actually in a performance of Oliver when I was younger that our church put on. I was a workhouse boy! As you know this mneant that we were only on in the first couple of scenes and then didn’t appear again until curtain call . . . which gave us a couple of hours of videos, sleeping bags, and junk food in the adjacent hall :) Not to mention staying up very late!


brittany meenach July 20, 2009 at 9:13 am

Congrats on the race, hopefully your bars can be featured at the next one to refeul all runners after the big run. I would love to have a coffee house and feature amazing meal smoothies and glow goodies. Enjoy your day, you worked hard.


Eve July 20, 2009 at 9:16 am

Congratulations on the race! It sounds like such an amazing success, you should be really proud of yourself. It looks as though you replenished your glycogen stores really well! I have not tried any of those bars.


Jess July 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

Way to fuel up after the race – nothing wrong with that! :D


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

I agree that most bars taste over-processed – i LOVE my LARAs, though!


Jenna July 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

Wow congrats on the race and eating so healthy/moderately even on race day! Don’t you ever feel like splurging a bit?
You have so much self control!


Jenna July 20, 2009 at 9:47 am

congrats on yoru 10 mile run!! so inspiring!! I love how you posted everything you ate before and after to show everyone that you need alot of fuel in order to run that far.


Robyn July 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

Why do I always feel healthier, just READING your blogs, Ange?! LOL!


Marcia July 20, 2009 at 10:07 am

Looks great, you should be *very* proud of that pace.


Erika July 20, 2009 at 10:25 am

Congrats on the race! You are such an inspiration! (from the girl who can’t run a mile…:) )


Sana July 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Congratulations, Angela!! You really are glowing :D


EL July 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I have learned to listen to my body and take a day off to rest if needed.


Alex July 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I just remembered- don’t forget to try the Carb-Boom gels next time you are debating gels at the store! I have found they are the most natural and don’t hurt my tummy. I take the apple cinnamon ones and they taste like heaven! (then again, on a long run, I think cardboard would taste delish- I get really hungry!)


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm

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!


Rina Kremer August 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm

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?


Nick September 5, 2009 at 12:35 am

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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