Thanks for the great guest blog by Dorry from Living with Healthy Hunger!
Fueled By Love
I received an email from Love Grown Foods about writing this blog post on the final day of packing for a cross-country move from NYC to Santa Monica. I signed up for a date a couple of months away, and here we are, settled into a new life in California. On that final day in NYC, with every single thing in our kitchen packed away, I made Blueberry Banana Hot Oats for breakfast to fuel the long moving day ahead. It was a delicious, nourishing meal that kept me full for hours.
When I look back on the past couple of months full of changes, I see a theme: fueling my body for energy, and fueling my marriage with love. Since 2009, my husband and I have moved from NYC to Belize to Dallas, back to NYC, and now to Santa Monica. We’ve learned so much along the way, and our relationship grows stronger with every move.
It’s no secret that moving can be stressful, but if you’re willing to take on the challenges together, and go with the flow when things don’t go according to plan, it can be an incredible experience.
And there are some things you can plan ahead for like packing healthy foods for the trip! I usually bring homemade trail mix, fresh fruit, raw nuts, and granola with me. You can easily turn granola into a satisfying breakfast by grabbing a yogurt or almond milk and bananas. Hot Oats are perfect for traveling since you can simply add hot water, or pump it up with chia seeds and almond butter for more staying power. It’s easy to stay healthy on the go these days thanks to companies like Love Grown Foods!
What’s your favorite road trip/travel snack?
Many thanks to Bobbi from nhershoes for the great tips on how to fuel your body properly!
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!!!!!!
I can’t belive I have only 18 days until my marathon!! People always ask me how I fuel before a race and a run, so I thought I would do a little post on just that. I am a huge believer in having a little complex carb plus protein at least 30 minutes before you head out the door for a run and since some of my runs start at 4:45am, I get up pretty early to make this happen!
I usually have a piece of whole wheat toast with a tbsp of almond butter before my shorter runs (anything under 7 miles) and if it’s a longer run I do the same thing, but I eat my favorite Vega Sport Gu’s along the way. I think a lot of time it just depends on what’s right for your body. Some people can’t eat anything before they run and others can have an entire breakfast. I will say that whatever you do while you train, should be the same thing you do on RACE day! While I am running I usually carry a water bottle filled with Fitmixer amino acids as well.
I think my favorite thing to do post run/race is enjoy a big bowl of oats with my friends! I love our Friday morning FUN RUNS!! I always make a big bowl of oats with fruit and my favorite Love Grown granola toppings.
And when I am on the GO I refuel with Love Grown HOT OATS! Friends these babies are soooo good and are packed with energy and good fats! There is around 250 calories in each cup and they have 7-9 grams of protein!! You can buy them on amazon now too!
So there you have it friends. I fuel with LOVE and almond butter 😉