Smoothies are one of only a few things that my stomach can tolerate for breakfast before my Saturday morning long runs. They are easy for me to digest so I don't feel like I have a ton of food bouncing around in me while trying to run (not a fun experience).
So here's my recipe for my favorite pre-run smoothie:
1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
3/4 cup frozen mixed berries (no syrup)
1/2 cup orange juice (I prefer the Tropicana "Trop50" OJ because it has less sugar)
You know the drill: put it all in a blender and blend it until smooth.
For a tasty treat later on, make some extra smoothie and pour it into some popsicle molds.MMM.
Today's long run was not my best, I must say. I ran all of the miles I needed to and I didn't even feel that slow, but I made the mistake of opting to do it on the treadmill. The warmer weather we had last week spoiled me so much that I just didn't feel like being cold this morning and I didn't want to run in gloves and long pants! So it was a super boring 8 miles, and looking back it would have been much better if I had just run outside. Oh well! Let's just hope for that warm weather to come back soon. Only 3 more weeks until the Blue Ridge Half Marathon!