Run + Fuel

Morning! I’m still taking advantage of this gorgeous running weather while it lasts! Made it out for a quick 2 miler this morning.

short postpartum run

I was at the track not because I was doing a track workout (totally not ready for any speedwork or intense running yet), but because I stopped by at the end of my old track group’s workout to say hi! I did the cool down with them and then jogged a little more on my own. I wasn’t feeling super energized today, but the weather was too perfect to miss out – and the babe was fed and back asleep and I was already awake, so why not, right?

Sometimes I hear people say that if they aren’t doing a longer run (whatever “longer” means for them – it’s relative) – that it’s not worth bothering. But of course it is! Just get out there and enjoy – it doesn’t matter if you’re doing one block, a mile, 2 miles, or 10 miles – all of it counts, and there’s no minimum amount of running you have to do to say you went for a run, or to call yourself a runner. :)

2 mile run postpartum

I had a quick snack when I got home because the babe was ready to eat again and I needed to refuel (pre-run I had some toast with almond butter; post-run I made a quick latte and had one of my Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies). And then once Riese was fed, I had a more substantial breakfast – leftover roasted potatoes, 2 fried eggs, avocado, and cherries. I love that fresh cherries are back in stores now – so yummy!

post run breakfast

As for dinner last night, Matt and I used the leftover taco night fixings to make big salads. Mine had mixed greens, brown rice, ground beef, cheese, avocado, salsa, green pepper, and some hot sauce. Yummy! The salsa and hot sauce were the “dressing”. I also added some crushed corn chips to the mix after this photo – needed something crunchy!

Back to it – I’ve got a packed day today! Have a good one guys!

p.s. I’m taking over the @BrooksWomen Instagram Stories account today to share some of my favorite runner-friendly recipes and fueling tips… come join in on the fun! :) (And if we aren’t friends on Instagram yet, I’d love if we were! I’m @fANNEtasticfood – come say hi!)

p.p.s. While I’m at it with the running-related stuff, since I haven’t re-shared these posts here in awhile, here are some of my best running nutrition-related posts and resources:


  1. 1

    I LOVE huge taco salads! Adding chips for crunch is delicious and less messy than trying to eat tacos sometimes :)

  2. 3

    Ooh that taco salad sounds delish! Must recreate! And I love what you said about any amount of running (or exercise) is good enough :)

  3. 4
    Roadrunner says

    Nothing beats a taco salad — well, except for fresh peaches in season!

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