26 Jan, Kara

>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'm having a salad with tomatoes, cheese and some left over buffalo chicken strips (baked), and some ranch dressing. I'm also starting to prepare for a 5K run (if you know me, you know I NEED to prepare). Anyway, if you have some good recipes for healthy, balanced (with some extra protein) lunches for one, please share... I'm eventually going to loathe salads. :)


Lisa January 26, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

I eat a lot of beans for protein, beans and rice, beans on tortillas... It's easy because it's canned and quick. I'd prefer the salad, but I'd put beans on it too probably.

Gina January 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

This may or may not help. When I was training for the half marathon, I ate a peanut butter sandwich for the meal preceding my long runs. Occassionally, I had to have a small on the run also.

Christine January 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

Hi Kara,
I just ran my first 5K on New Year's Day! Ironically my first race/run was longer at 5 Mile race back in November... so it made the 5K feel like a piece of cake! You're going to love it if you haven't done a run/race before. It's a lot of fun. =)

I've been running with a small group of women led by a friend of mine through my gym (she's an instructor/personal trainer with her M.S. in exercise physiology) since November and she has suggested to us that any workout under an hour doesn't usually require you to eat anything extra than you normally do for energy. However, if you are going for a run or other strenuous workout and haven't eaten anything within the last two hours, she suggests a 50 calorie snack about a half hour before running. Something like half of a good quality power bar. Half of a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat would be a good choice, too.

Good luck with the training! You'll do great!

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