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Half Marathon Recap - Part II

The half marathon was a great experience and well some of you may be wondering what did I eat?

I think the question is what didn't I eat :-)

The night before I indulged and my running friends and I  had dinner out.  I splurged and had chicken liver pate with some amazing bread for an appetizer and for an entree of salmon w broccollini (I didn't touch the potatoes on my plate) and drank water.  For snacks I packed some healthy blonde brownies ( a Jillian Michael's recipe I'll post another time), bananas and I purchased some raspberries and plain greek yogurt for breakfast the morning of the race.

For the most part I did really well until I starting eating the blondies (they were healthy and packed with protein and complex carbs but your not supposed to eat several at a time).  A small square 1 1/2" - 2" was approximately 200 calories and I ate more than one :-).

During the race I had two packets of Gu for a little bit of energy along with lots of water. 

After the race I had a beer, cup of hot clam chowder with oyster crackers, small bag of bbq potato chips and 1 chocolate chip cookie.  Did I love the potato chips?  Not really.  I ate them and 1 cookie because I just ran 13miles and I deserved it (stupid mentality BTW)!  Was it worth it? NO!!!!!!! 

Then when I got home because I didn't eat well earlier I gorged myself on pb, chocolate, cool whip and graham crackers. After all was said and done I lost less than a lb. over the week but I'm over it. 

I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

No matter what!

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