I had planned to make THIS MEAL for my pre-race dinner last night.  I seriously only eat pasta the night before races, and this is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes!  However, the grocery store’s scallops did not look good, and I didn’t have time to stop anywhere else (ie Whole Foods).  Instead, the BOY grilled up some Greek chicken and veggies, and I nuked the TJ’s brown rice and quinoa mix.




After dinner, I did my typical pre-race prep.  I haven’t run a race in 6 months, so I forgot all about my race belt hiding at the bottom of my drawer.  I pulled out my racing snacks and water bottles, picked out my clothes, and threw together this morning’s breakfast of Sweet Potato Overnight Oats.




My Power Breakfast includes:

1/2 cup oats

1 cup almond milk

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1/2 banana

1/3 large sweet potato chopped

2 Tbsp cinnamon

Dash of Agave




Breakfast in a To-Go cup will be eaten on the road with a side of black tea.  I have a 30 minute drive and a 10 minute bus ride to get me to the starting line.




During my run, I plan to use the Picky Bars that I have been eating during training.  There are water stations every two miles or so, and I have some Nuun and coconut water for post race hydrations.




I also packed myself a PB and Banana sandwich on fresh Dakota bread for my ride home.


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I didn’t sleep great last night and my back is a little stiff this morning, but I am getting excited for a run on what I hope is a beautiful day!  I think this 1200 person race is the perfect way to start off race season.  Wish me luck!



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