Today is my Friday, as I am headed out of town after work for another race. This means that I'm going to get an early start to my day in order to fit everything in. As many of you know, I'm an endurance athlete. I'm 18 weeks away from my longest race of the year (Ironman Cozumel) which I expect will take me about 11 hours to complete. I'm well into my "build phase" of training and that means I've already started testing and training my body to get ready for that long day. This means I'm starting to train my body to Eat while workoutibg out. Today, I started off the morning with a fasted blood sugar test. 86mg/dL. Perfect.
Afterward, I made a smoothie with coconut milk, coconut water, 1/2 banana, cocoa, chia seeds, Great Lakes collagen and flax oil. I poured it over ice and drank most of it during my warmup on my bike.
After my workout, I finished off what was left of my smoothie, showered and headed to work. For lunch, I had a meeting at the Holbrook. I ordered a burger patty with no cheese, no bun and no sauce with a side salad with olive oil and vinegar on the side.
Around 4:30pm, I had a snack. 1/2 banana sliced with almond butter. I smashed 2 pieces of banana together and froze them. These are a fantastic little treat!
Dinner was late, but it was yummy! Lamb liver fried in bacon grease with a side of fried bacon, cabbage, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms.
Tiana Rockwell is a certified nutritional therapist, avid endurance athlete and dark chocolate lover. She believes that by eating REAL food, we can balance our body and reach optimal health and wellness!