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Perfect Running Weather

It’s soooo nice out this morning – perfect day to make it back out to the track!

It was crisp and cold – in the high 40’s – so I started in a jacket but quickly ditched it and just ran in a t-shirt with gloves. My favorite! Very fashionable. ;)

training at washington lee track

It was so fun to see my running buddies – it had been awhile! I forgot to wear my watch, but we did three 2000’s – 5 laps around the track – with a couple minutes break in between each. Plus a warm up and cool down jog!

Post-workout I made one of my usual favorite creations – a savory waffle + two fried eggs + wilted spinach + avocado. So good.

savory waffle with fried eggs healthy

As for my appetizer when I first got home, I enjoyed some watermelon! Especially as the weather heats up, watermelon is a great way to rehydrate from workouts, and also contains potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and antioxidants – all great for recovery/health! Grab some to enjoy after your next run or sweat sesh. :) I’m excited to be continuing my partnership with The Watermelon Board again this year, so I’ll be sharing some more fun watermelon recipes throughout the year. Stay tuned! And if you don’t want to wait, check out my Roasted Salmon with Watermelon Salsa and Watermelon Rosemary Popsicles from last year. :)

The Watermelon Board also has some great recipes on their website – this Watermelon Poke Bowl reminds me of our fun trip to Hawaii last year, and their Watermelon Flag Kebobs would be really fun for the 4th of July!

watermelon after a run

Anyway – I hope it’s lovely where you are, too, and that you’re enjoying it with some outdoor time! :) By the way – for my readers who are gearing up to train for summer/fall races, have you checked out my Nutrition for Runners program? You can get started for FREE here.

Have a great day!

Any other post-workout watermelon fans? It’s THE BEST after hot summer runs, bike rides, or hikes – so refreshing!

Comments

  1. 1

    That sounds like the perfect running weather! I need to get back into the habit of morning running, I went yesterday afternoon and it was HOT!

  2. 3

    I apologize for this not being in relation to your post, but what are your professional thoughts on taking a multivitamin daily? I have been using Olly and then other comparable brands, but lately RD’s have shared articles about the harmful effects of over-supplementation. I did not think taking as advised per the instructions could result in anything harmful, but I wanted to ask another RD. :)

    • 4

      No worries! I don’t really think multivitamins are necessary unless you are pregnant, vegan, or have a restricted diet or medical issue causing absorption issues. I occasionally recommend a probiotic or a fish oil, but that’s about it. If you have a varied, relatively nutritious diet, I don’t think a multivitamin is necessary. I agree with you that unless you are pairing it with other supplements or taking too high a dose, a general multivitamin is not likely going to lead to toxicity issues, though.

      • 5

        Thank you very much for your reply! I do believe I have a varied, nutritious diet overall, so I’m going to put the vitamins aside. I appreciate your insight. :)

  3. 6
    TrackBuddy says:

    SO great to see you at the track today! Tank top & gloves = my favorite running weather too. :-)

  4. 8

    I love watermelon during the summer, so delicious and refreshing!

  5. 9

    Once the weather gets over 70, I’m in a watermelon mood pretty much all the time. Unfortunately that’s 95% of the year here in Florida, so I don’t get it that often, but I love it when I do. It’s probably my favorite beach food too!

  6. 11
    Stephanie says:

    Watermelon totally saved me after my first 10K! Love it 🍉

  7. 13

    I’ve been obsessed with watermelon this week too!!! So yummy! I keep forgetting to try a savory waffle!

  8. 15

    I love watermelon! It was the only thing that didn’t make me feel sick while I was pregnant (and lemons, actually). So good!

  9. 16
    Roadrunner says:

    There is nothing like (chilled) watermelon! Any time of the year, but especially during the summer! Glad you are highlighting it!

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