WIAW: Marathon Training, Paleo, and a Recipe!

I’m back with my second edition of “What I Ate Wednesday” thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons!

This week I’ll be sharing what I ate on Monday (my first day of marathon training) keeping it as close to Paleo as possible. If you make it to the end you will find a recipe for Monday’s dinner! (pork chops, butternut squash, and asparagus)
 
Monday was a harder run day- I actually had to already make changes to my schedule but since it was only week 1 it’s not a big deal. I realized I couldn’t get a 13 miler in on Saturday without waking up at 4am…which I didn’t want to do since I will be expected to stay up late on Saturday night. (I’m heading to NYC for one of my best friend’s bachelorettes parties!) Anyway, I figured I would rather get up really early on Friday to do 13 before work, and get a good night’s sleep on Friday night. So I moved my harder days to Monday and Wednesday instead of Tuesday and Thursday like I had planned. Anyway…back to the food!
 
I woke up at 5 and drank water, coffee, and nuun, and ate a banana while I got ready to run.
prerun
 
I warmed up and got out the door within about 30 minutes.  I ran 6.5 miles: 1 mile warm up, 3 at marathon goal pace, and then 1.5 mile of hill repeats and a cool down mile. Garmin was being silly again so tried to run off feel.
When I got home I did the myrtle routine and then made a smoothie and drank more water at 7am:
smothie Smoothie had banana, raspberries, spinach, ginger, almond butter, glucose, and orange juice.
 
I spent some time foam rolling and then showered and got ready for work. Then I made breakfast around 8am (or breakfast #3 but who’s counting?)
eggs 2 eggs, nitrate free bacon, plantains, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and peppers. With more water and more coffee.
 
Around 10:30 I got hungry and ate a pear at work.
 
pear
 
Lunch was around 12:15. Salad with spring mix, flat iron steak, tomatoes, cucumber, olive oil and balsamic
 
salad

Followed by some grapes

grapes

And blueberries a few hours later

blueberries

Around 3:30 I had almonds, cashews and raisins while driving to the chiropractor

nuts 

I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the pork chops I had planned for dinner, but I came up with a recipe that I thought came out really well! Dinner was eaten around 6:30:

pork chops

Pork chops, butternut squash, asparagus, with some (natural, no sugar added) applesauce on the side. Oh yea, and a glass of sauvignon blanc with dinner:) Then around 8 I had a black bean brownie:

brownie

So, now for the recipe I promised:

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Butternut Squash and Asparagus
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 large boneless poke chops
  2. 1 butternut squash
  3. 1 bunch asparagus
  4. 4 tbsp olive oil
  5. 2 tbsp ghee
  6. 1 cup almond flour/meal
  7. spices of choice- garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme, (I used Mrs. Dash garlic and herb)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Lay foil on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil.
  3. Peel and cube butternut squash. Coat with olive oil and sea salt and pepper, if desired
  4. Cut ends of asparagus and clean. Coat with olive oil and sea salt and pepper, if desired
  5. Lay squash across baking sheet in layer, leaving room on end for asparagus (to add later).
  6. When oven is preheated, start baking squash. Set timer for 20 minutes.
  7. Lay almond meal/flour on a plate or bowl and mix in spices.
  8. If pork is very thick, slice in half so it will cook faster.
  9. coat pork on almond and spice mixture.
  10. When squash has 12 minutes left, heat a pan on medium high and add ghee to pan.
  11. While ghee is heating, put the asparagus in the oven with the squash.
  12. When ghee is hot, add pork to the pan and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, until cooked through.
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32 thoughts on “WIAW: Marathon Training, Paleo, and a Recipe!

  1. I love that you had 3 "breakfasts" since that really shows how it's smart to replenish fuel as you go to recover well from workouts. That's something I only started doing recently.

    I also find myself looking at my training plan and knowing I'll have to switch days around for a few things. Trying not to stress about it since I know it can always be worked out. Plus then all the unknown stuff that comes up....
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I actually used to always eat more at night, and I have learned that with morning workouts now I usually eat more in the morning...or spread it out better throughout the day.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I have been really enjoying the fruit this summer! I'm hoping to continue finding good fruits to eat even when the weather gets cooler.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      It was great! Lately steak has been my favorite protein for a salad. Im just kind of tired of chicken, I think.

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  2. You had me at pork chops and asparagus.
    I totally forgot it was WIAW...otherwise known as the day I visit blogs and become starving. This all looks delicious and I think that might be the prettiest pear I've ever seen!

    I definitely eat differently on my tough workout days. And by differently, I mean a whole lot more.
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I was actually really excited that my pear stayed green and pretty for the picture- typically they can bruise so easily! And its probably a good thing to eat more on hard workout days, we gotta refuel our muscles, right?!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Agree about the boredom and snacking, but for me its also how big my meals are. When I get really busy at work sometimes I just miss snacks but then I might eat more at a meal. I think on tough workout days its expected that our bodies might need more food, and we should listen to that:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Hm that's pretty interesting since isn't paleo pretty far off from vegan? But yea, I couldn't expect myself to be 100% paleo...I need to leave room for some other stuff that I like! And most days now I just naturally eat the paleo stuff and don't really think about it...but occasionally when I eat something that I'm not used to anymore I realize I don't feel my best. It's really shown me the benefit of eating less sugar and processed foods!

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      1. Actually I don't think they are really all that different - both are focused on whole, real foods, and center around getting loads of nutrients through vegetables and fruits. Vegan doesn't eat meat but does eat pasta and grains, Paleo doesn't eat pasta and grains. But it is pretty easy to navigate something like a spaghetti squash dinner that is both vegan and paleo. There doesn't HAVE to be meat for Paleo. :)
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Its really easy to roast the squash and asparagus together! (I love cooking in ways that save time and dishes:))

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I know! I always have at least 2, but I've really turned into more of a morning eater, which I have actually found helps to tame my appetite throughout the day.

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  3. Butternut squash is amazing! I like it with a little bit of apple pie spice on it too. I do eat different on hard workout days as compared to the other days. I'm a big fan of eggs (your egg scramble looks delicious!) after or a big bowl of greek yogurt with homemade granola and fruit. I'm not a huge snacker, I'm more of a big breakfast, small lunch, big dinner type of person, but I'll eat some fruit or trail mix in between every once in a while. I've never had steak in salad before, but that sounds REALLY good. :)
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Mmm butternut squash and apple pie spice makes me think of Thanksgiving! I always have snacks on hand, but how much of them I eat depends on how busy I am and how big my meals were. Steak is my new favorite thing to put in salad! I think because I like it cold, so its easy to pack for lunch and bring to work.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I have been loving the fruit lately! But I do need to try to branch out a little, maybe I will give nectarines a try!

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  4. Sounds and looks like you're fueling your body so well during marathon training! Lots of yummy eats! I never think to put plantains in my egg scrambles. I usually just sauté them in coconut oil and cinnamon then top them with coconut butter. So good!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Wow your plantains sound really good! I never ate them at all until a couple months ago. I usually cook them in oil or alongside bacon and then take them off the pan when they're done, and add them back in after everything else is cooked.

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