Last night I wanted to get back on schedule and I had a 5 miler on tap. So…for the first time ever I had back to back runs. I went back out to Baker Park – check out the view from the pathway in the pic above. Let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty, but I got ‘er done. I don’t think it would have been so bad if I had thought a little bit more about the whole dinner thing before I went out. When I get home at 5 pm, I’m hungry. I picked up this really fantastic “souvlaki for two” kit from 2 Greek Gals at the Calgary Farmer’s Market this weekend (you get 4 chicken souvlaki, 4 pita bread and a small container of tzatziki). Let me tell you, it was yummy. I figured chicken, bread, some veggies, that can’t be that bad. I ate, watched The Two Coreys that I had PVR’ed on A&E the night before, and gave myself about an hour before heading out. (By the way, that show, what a debacle… I used to have such a crush on them in their “License to Drive” days, but wow, this makes you think twice about having a crush on that teeny bopper, Tiger Beat star. The best thing about it was realizing that Corey Feldman lives in Vancouver and I could recognize places they were going.) Anyhow, that dinner felt like a lead balloon in my stomach almost the entire run. Oh well, at least the miles are in the bag.
So I’m curious how to handle this whole nutrition thing. When I run in the evening I generally wait until later right now, so that I can beat the heat. But eating a full meal beforehand is now obviously not a good idea, but I don’t want to eat too late after the run either. And while a PB&J works great for morning runs, I’m not sure that I want to be eating that for dinner too many times (considering I have one for breakfast every morning). Any advice?