I am in no way a nutritionist or any kind of dietitian. This is what works for me and various things with which I have experimented. I will update this page from time to time as I find things. **This is a page in progress.** Remember this blog is my journal and a place to record things for my record keeping purposes. If I help someone else in any way along the way that is even better!

First, starting in February 2012 I decided to eliminate all refined sugars from my diet. What does this mean? I have pretty much stopped eating candy and foods that have sugar added (within reason). I know that there are many foods that I still eat that have a lot of sugar in them but I have cut WAY back from what I used to eat.

In March 2012 I also decided to eliminate all foods that have hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats in them as well as foods with high fructose corn syrup.

I read a few nutrition posts and also follow some dietitians on Twitter. Check out @dietitiancassie who has been a large influence on my daily diet.

Daily Nutrition

Breakfast Items

Coffee with Silk (a must! I am addict)


Chia Seeds

Fruit – Generally blueberries, raspberries, and bananas.

Honey – Local Honey (this too helps with allergies!)

Bread – Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat 

Pancake Mix –

Eggs –

Lunch/Dinner Items

Bread – Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat 

Hamburger rolls – Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat

Tuna Fish –

Pre-run/race Nutrition

Carb Loading

Here you want to be healthy but it is ok to eat carbs that are already well broken down. Don’t go for the whole wheat stuff here go for the processed white items because they will make it easier for your body to break down the foods and use them as energy.



Sushi and a bowl of white rice

Breakfast/Pre run food

This depends entirely on what time the run starts!

Really early run: Banana, Bagel with peanut butter, some chia drink

Later run: Ill go ahead and eat a bowl of my oatmeal breakfast.

During Run Nutrition

12 to 26 Mile Distances


Chia Seeds

GU Chomps – Peach Tea with caffein, Blueberry Pomegranate no caffein.

Stinger Waffels – Honey flavor.

Ultra Distances

Let you know when I get there….

Post-run/recovery Nutrition

Within 20 minutes after run (this is important to assist with recovery).

Muscle Milk


Large Breakfast! – Pancakes, bacon, sometimes eggs too!

Snack Foods



Desert – A cup of frozen blueberries and Silk

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