Sports Nutrition Talk for Runners and Last Week’s Workouts

  Jan 17, 2016  |  #Fitness

Hellllo, you fine people! How was your weekend? Or, if it’s still your weekend, I hope you’re enjoying this extra day.

We knocked some things out over here and also had some fun too.

On Friday, we went to Science on the Rocks, a really neat event at Charlotte’s Discovery Place museum. Basically, it’s like an adult exhibit amusement park. The theme was “speakeasy,” so there were talks about how to make moonshine, brew beer, a cocktail making contest, as well as the opportunity to check out their normal science exhibits. It was such a cool thing and we had a lot of fun!

science on the rocks

science on the rocks

By the way, if you’re curious about what 5 pounds of fat looks like..


Then, we were up bright and early Saturday morning so I could give a sports nutrition talk to a running group at a local running store. There were about 25-30 runners there, and I put together a little handout about pre and post-endurance nutition, as well as how to fuel during your runs. They were a great group and had lots of good questions at the end too. I expanded on things from this post, but also talked about the options of fuel for during long runs and why those carbohydrates are so so important for your working muscles.

RFYL nutrition talk

I love doing educational sessions, so this was great practice and a good confidence building session for the future! It also inspired me to get out and join them for a long run after in the early, chilly morning hours.

By the way, that crazy husband of mine randomly decided (on Friday night) that he would run a trail Half Marathon on Saturday morning. So, after my nutrition talk, he jumped right on into the half marathon and he won it. He’s a baller, so I have to give him a shoutout! That is why he is my personal running coach.

ed_half marathon

Speaking of running and workouts, I did pretty well at sticking to some of my fitness goals and switching up my workouts this week. Here’s what the workouts looked like:

Sunday – hot yoga

Monday – 6 miles

Tuesday – 4 miles + hot yoga

Wednesday – off

Thursday – 7 miles

Friday – kettlebell workout

Saturday – 16 miles

Sunday – off

I plan to write about my long run (16 miles) this week, but I am loving the variety in my workouts and I think I’m falling in love with kettlebells. I feel so strong after, and I like using my muscles in new ways. Girl power!


The best thing I ate this weekend were these black bean brownies (so fudgey!), which were a great accompaniment to the large feast we made on Saturday night.


Bbq salmon over quinoa, asparagus, parsnips and brussels, roasted beet, brownies and protein balls with #allthetoppings. What are you having, Hubs? @schlicpic #eatyourveggies #longrunfuel #homecook #bgbcommunity #bgbinstachallenge #eeeats #bloghealthy #foodie #blogger #healthyliving #eeeeeats #eatclean #instayum #instagood #foodisfuel #healthyeats #fitfoodie

And, that’s my weekly wrap! Also linking with Inspired to Be Fit  for some weekly motivation!


Have you used kettlebells before?

Black bean brownies – yay or nay? Yay for me!

39 responses to “Sports Nutrition Talk for Runners and Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I’ve been getting into weight lifting and strength training more lately and I really am enjoying it! It feels good to feel strong!!

  2. Oh that is so awesome – wish I could have heard your talk!! And AS IF about your husband haha – congrats to him! So cool that you two share your passion for running 🙂

  3. I have never tried kettle bells, They are not a big thing here in France. You are lucky to have such a great running coach who can go out and win a race like that ! Amazing ! Have a great week

  4. Congrats to your hubby on winning his race! That’s amazing, especially considering the spur-of-the-moment decision! Your Saturday night feast looks awesome. I’ve never tired black bean brownies and have to admit I’m skeptical but would definitely try them if someone else made them! I’m just afraid to waste ingredients on them just in case somehow no one wanted to eat them!

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