Last night I told you I was ready for pasta night at the Breaux house – I wasn’t lying, Friday night is almost always pasta night around here. Sounds pretty lame, I know, but I kind of love it. Routines can be comforting in a way. Plus when you have a 5 AM or earlier wake up call for a long run the next morning, it’s the only way to go.
Back to Friday night; dinner is usually spaghetti over quinoa pasta. It’s a little lighter than regular pasta, and works really well as pre-race fuel. We also really like ground buffalo or lean beef for the meat. And I like a salad on the side with this dressing.
Saturday morning is generally early; for those of you in Houston, you know it gets hot quickly, so our runs start around 5 or 6 AM. I read recently that “Houston has the heat of west Texas plus the humidity of New Orleans” – so true! Anyway, I usually eat a waffle or two before running (Van’s minis are my fave waffles lately) plus some jam or nut butter. Then it’s off to meet our group, Houston Fit for a long run.
This weekend I tried running with my new Bic Band. I heard from skinnyrunner.com that they are the best bands EVER and don’t move at all, so I had to try them. Here’s the before and after shots after an 11 mile run; pretty amazing, no?! (don’t mind the nasty, sweaty post-run hair, it was humid WET this morning).
Needless to say, I’m already in love and about to order a couple more! PS – also in love with my new Lulu pink sports bra & shorts, yay for bright colors being in style!! Ok, so continuing on with the morning routine, I grab a really quick bite (more nut butter or handful of granola) before 20 minutes of abs & stretching.
I know, planks are hard, but when I had a hip injury, my PT told me that planks are the most effective ab exercise, and I definitely believe her – and I’m injury free now.
Lastly, I shower and get CLEAN, then David and I make breakfast together. Post-run breakfasts are one of my favorite parts of the day. It’s usually pancakes, steel cut oats, or something fun that I might not have time to make during the week. Today’s was a bagel with muenster cheese, 1 egg and blackberry jam. My cousin and world-class traveler Megan showed me the cheese & jam combo while we were traveling in Brazil. I didn’t believe her at first, but this is a seriously good combo!! Salty + sweet = satisfied post-run Brittany. Oh, and a kombucha on the side doesn’t hurt either!
And now I’m ready for a nap 🙂 Thanks for reading and have a great Saturday!