Meals for the Miles
Part of my routine that a lot of people ask me about is what I EAT before a long run. Some runners just grab a banana or toast and head out the door. I, on the other hand, prefer to have a decent breakfast before I tackle heavy mileage. That... and I run so I can eat... if I don't eat enough before my long run, about 12 miles in all I can think about is pizza... fries... burgers...
Of course, I don't want to eat so much that I'm too full before my run, so I have to find the right balance. One meal that I've just started making and am really enjoying is "overnight oats". It's basically just letting oatmeal "soak" overnight in a container (usually something like a mason jar) and it's ready for you when you wake up!
The recipe is really simple.
One part oats to one part milk/almond milk/coconut milk. Today I made mine with a little cinnamon, banana, honey, and a little yogurt.
What I really like about overnight oats is you can add tons of different things to it for variety. Throw in your favorite fruit, nuts, pretty much whatever you want! Here's a great article from Buzz Feed on some great ideas to really change them up.
I'm off to bed to get plenty of sleep! I'll be sure to update you on tomorrow's run!
Let me know what YOUR favorite breakfast is before a big run! I'd love to try out some new meals! I'll leave you with this "motivational" poster! Happy running everyone!