WALKING FOR A CAUSE...AND SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Morning...it sucks

6-26-10

Ok, I dragged my asterisk out of bed at around 7 this morning in order to walk before it got too hot. And it was not hot; it was 62 and quite nice out; by the time I was done it was only 80, still quite nice.

But that getting up for what to me is practically the freaking middle of the night...man, that sucked.

I got in 6.25 miles, right around what I wanted; my quads and knees were slightly unhappy with me around mile 3, and I took a break at 4.5...tomorrow is my rest day, which is a good thing considering how much my lower appendages are bitching at me.

One issue I'm going to start having as the miles increase is food along the way. I have to eat at some point, and I've come to realize that I do best when I have a combined protein and carb, but finding portable food I can actually tolerate isn't proving to be easy. All the protein bars I can find are loaded with soy protein, which I cannot have. The Spouse Thingy suggested a peanut butter sandwich, but that gives me wicked heartburn, not to mention it's calorie heavy. Cheese is not my friend since I'm lactose intolerant. Anything remotely heavy hates me and I can't walk a tenth of a mile without certain delicate issues.

So, any ideas you have, I welcome. On the really long days I've just stopped at McD's and had a small burger--250 calories and I can tolerate it--but that's not exactly the healthiest option.

3 comments:

Miss Em said...

Have you tried making your own trail mix or granola bars?

What about Jerky?
There are several types out there including Chicken/Turkey. If you don't like the store bought you could always make your own with the seasonings you like.

Don't forget you can always carry a burrito with hazelnut-butter or almond butter rolled up and ready to eat since peanut butter doesn't agree with you.

I sure that there are lots of other hints out there.

Miss Em

Mila said...

Some good granola recipes:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-recipe/index.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-bars-recipe/index.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-bars-recipe2/index.html

And if there is a link blocker or something, go to the food network site and go into Alton Brown's recipes and search granola. >.> And yes, I heart Alton Brown.

Roberta said...

Wait ... I just did the math ... and it doesn't look right. I'm going to drive the route. That pedometer is crap!
I DID NOT WALK THAT FAST!!!
R