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Let me preface this post by saying: I am not a runner.
I used to tell people that I only run when chased. The truth is, I just never got into it. My brother was the runner in the family. I played soccer. And yes, I know that you run while playing. But the thought of running for running’s sake…it’s just not for me.
And while running isn’t my thing, I do have the utmost respect for runners. The dedication most runners have to the sport—to push the body, mind and spirit—is incredibly inspiring to me. Which is why I will be cheering from the sidelines for this weekend’s Pittsburgh Marathon.
Now that you know what I don’t do…let’s talk about what I do do.
I thought it would be fun to pull some recipes worthy of the pre- and post-race day meals.
24 hours before the race meals:
- Vegan Pancakes
- Sweet Potato Frittata
- Breakfast Hash
- Chickpea and Tomato Pasta
- Pasta with Sauteed Kale, Tomatoes, and Beans
- Black Bean Burgers
- Edamame Burgers
- White Bean and Spinach Burger
- Healthy Fried Rice
- Marinated Tempeh Sandwiches
- Bliss Quinoa Salad
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Wrap
- Maple Pecan Granola
- Peanut Butter + Honey Granola
- Gluten Free Protein Bars
- Lemony Kale Hummus
- White Bean Dip
Morning of the race meals (aka SMOOTHIES!):
- I Like My Smoothies…Green.
- Plum Crazy About Smoothies
- Green Thumb Smoothie
- Pear Nectarine Smoothie Machine
- The Green Smoothie Machine
- Tootie Fruiti Smoothie
- Watercress Blackberry Smoothie
Post race meals:
- Find your favorite restaurant that is within walking distance, grab a beer (or chocolate milk), and eat what you want. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, I would suggest a hearty dose of Pamela’s.
Also, check out these great articles from No-Meat Athlete, one of my favorite food blogs: