7 Things I Did This Weekend and Reader Survey (I Need Your Help!)

  Aug 29, 2016  |  #Weekend recap

Good morning! I hope you’re feeling rather kind this morning because I have a favor to ask you.

There is a reader survey at the end of this post. I would love to make Bucket List Tummy better for you and I want to know what YOU are interested in reading, so I would really really appreciate if you would share your opinions with me.

But first, let’s chat about the weekend. I’m linking up with Hoho Runs and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap!

1. Happy Hour on Friday after my last client. There’s no better way to start the weekend, am I right?

friday happy hour

2. I hosted an early morning sports nutrition focused running chat at Run For Your Life on Saturday morning. It was a very interactive group for 6:30 am, which makes it more fun!

Sports Nutrition

3. Knocked out my longest run to date, 16 miles, with  a training group. My fueling plan seemed to work really well. I had 1/2 PBJ before my talk and then about an hour later, I had the other 1/2 of my PBJ before the run. Around mile 8, I needed some more fuel, and had some Sports Beans. I had half of a huma gel at mile 11, and the other half at mile 14. Since I did this with a training group, we stopped at water stops often, so I was also well hydrated!

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4. Made this lovely and super tasty smoothie bowl after my run.

Smoothie Bowl

5. Met up with Sara from Oats and Rows for a blogger lunch at Sabor! PS – she is launching an ONLINE personal training program. I think it’s such a great idea – being able to provide workouts and accountability virtually. Check it out here!

I had so much trouble deciding what to order, but I eventually decided on the empanada with chorizo, a fish taco, and yukka fries. Everything was delicious, but the yukka fries won me over.

Sabor Latin Grill

6. I lounged. Alot. Caught up on my netflix shows and reading. I just started this book and I think it’s going to be a game changer in terms of writing about food.

Food Blogging, book

Also ate a lot of food and iced in the hours I lived on the couch.

lounging

7. There was an outdoor summer festival at D9 Brewing with live music and food trucks, so I stopped by there for a little bit with some friends.


d9, reader survey

I barely left the house on Sunday, except for a brief shakeout run. It was so nice to knock out a bunch of laundry, cleaning and meal prep. Also, I finished photographing a sweet potato recipe I’m sharing with ya’ll Wednesday! For dinner on Sunday, I made hemp crusted tofu from Dixya’s blog, which I highly recommend if you’re looking at a tasty way to include tofu in your diet. More about that in my vegetarian recipes round up!

hemp crusted tofu

So, that’s a pretty standard weekend over here – maybe a little more lowkey than others, but definitely welcomed.

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40 responses to “7 Things I Did This Weekend and Reader Survey (I Need Your Help!)

  1. Congrats on your longest run to date! Running with a group must make that go by quickly. All of my runs are solo. I have not seen yukka fries on any menu, or tried them. I’m very curious now, Your food pictures are always so colorful. That is one thing I’m consistent on — eating my colors. I may not always cook them, but I do eat them. LOL. Thanks for linking, Sarah!

    1. This was my first long group run, so it definitely helped! Usually, I’m solo. I would definitely order yukka fries again! Eating the colors are so important since they all provide different things.

  2. Yay for getting that long run in! Please report back on that food book you are reading. I didn’t know that there was even such a book on writing about food. I’d love to hear what you think about it!

  3. Congrats on your longest run, that is a great accomplishment! How do you like Huma gels, I want to try those! I love yucca… there is a food truck at one of the farmers markets here that serves them, so addictive! This weekend was way more low key than usual and so nice. Dinner with friends Friday, run and a long yin yoga class Saturday, and 20 miles today (and not much else!)

    1. WIth your marathon so close, low key weekends are much welcomed, I would assume! I really like huma gels – they have great flavors, and they are easy on my stomach. I love the low amount of ingredients.

  4. Huma gels are my favorite. Since I bonked, I am making nutrition on the run a priority! Hemp crusted tofu sounds BOMB! Gonna take your survey now 🙂

  5. Woooooo 16 miles! That’s always a big hurdle to get over. I remember when I passed 16 miles last summer and thought to myself, “I can totally do 10 more.” HA it didn’t feel that way in the marathon, but 16 and 18 and 20 mile training runs all kind of feel the same. And it’s so much better with a group. I just need to figure out a better fueling method because I don’t like gels. Swedish fish and gummy bears worked reasonably well for me last summer…

    1. Ha, it would have been tough to tack on 10 more, but I guess the more I teach my body, the better! Swedish fish are actually a great idea!. One lady was doing pretzels and another guy made his own gel fuel, which I was fascinated by.

  6. 16 miles!?!? Great job! :O

    That smoothie bowl looks amazing! I love figs! :] I would also totally write for food, so that book sounds really interesting, haha. Interested on hearing what you think of it afterward!

  7. Wow girl, 16 miles! That is awesome. This weekend for me was spent working and doing homework, but I still managed to enjoy some fun time with family and my boyfriend!

  8. Congrats on that long run girl= you are doing amazing!! Best thing I ate this weekend was a veggie calzone. Haven’t had one in forever and it was so good!

  9. I love reading BucketListTummy. Keep up the good work Sarah. The recipes are some of the best I’ve seen (and the food is so colorful!). I am not a runner sadly, but am pulling for you with your goals.
    The posts on Vancouver brought back fond memories of a trip a few years ago. What a fantastic place that is!

  10. The way you knock out those runs with such careful attention to fueling and nutrition is so cool Sarah. I love learning from my R.D. friends on how they work out and fuel themselves; you give me ideas. 🙂 And weekends always are for chilling after a long run. 🙂

  11. Great week for you and super job on the long run!!! How cool you hosted a running chat focused on nutrition. I appreciate the offer for nutrition and weight loss you offered on my post about my body scan. I giving it a month and see what trends have happened then I may reach out for help. 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up Sarah!

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