Today was one of those days.
The days were you have to just take a break, curl up in a blanket, and watch Ellen. And laugh like crazy when someone’s dance moves look eerily similar to your mother’s.
The days were you decide to skip making dinner and use that birthday coupon you got from Noodles & Co.
I usually order the Chinese Chop Salad but with my long mid-week run tomorrow (9 miles!), I figured the Penne Rosa was the way to go!
It was so, so delicious. The free part didn’t hurt either. But wait, why am I showing you pictures of pasta and bread…when the title is BYOB?
Well, I have a confession to make. I love veggies. A lot. I wanted to incorporate more veggies into my dinner so, before I headed out to Noodle’s, I steamed some broccoli. I had planned on getting Noodle’s to go…but instead I decided to eat in the restaurant. Yep, BYOB means Bring Your Own Broccoli. Awkward and embarrassing? Yes. Too embarrassing to not eat it? Well…
Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. For me, that was making sure that I ate the carbs & veggies I need to help fuel my run. It’s really important for runners to make sure they are eating the items their body truly needs. Pasta, bread, and other forms of carbohydrates truly help to make runs “easier”. I have learned (numerous times) how terrible it can be to not fuel your body correctly. Eating too much food, eating oily or greasy foods, or both, will not help you out the next morning. After eating too much of my favorite dinner on Friday, and being forced to take breaks on my Saturday run, I’ve realized it’s better to stick with average-sized, nutrition-packed entrees instead.
As my roommate and long-time runner always says, “Food is fuel.” Try your best to fuel your body correctly with healthy and nutritious foods and your body will thank you during your runs.
Have a good night!