The Morning After Running 5 Miles

It’s the morning after running 5 miles and this is how I feel: tired, hungry and sore.
Tired because I didn’t sleep so well last night – for two reasons. I broke my rule and chose to watch an episode of Dateline that investigated a murder and attempted murder. I mean the fact that Dateline is hashtagged #DontWatchAlone should have been enough to hinder me from watching it at 10:00 at night but I charged ahead anyway and after 2 hours, minus time I forwarded through commercials, I was officially scared. So that didn’t help my being able to sleep.
But the bigger reason I didn’t sleep well is because I kept getting up to use the bathroom. I had drank so much water during the day to hydrate before my run and rehydrate after the run that I woke up about 3 times during the night.
So today I’m a little groggy.
Sore. My shins are a little sore. Must be from my route yesterday. I climbed a few hills which meant I had to run down a few hills as well. Running downhill seems to affect my form and I feel the impact on my shins. I need to work on that next time.
And Hungry. I’m craving carbs. So I made my version of
The Awesome Potato, Broccoli and Egg Breakfast

What You Will Need
Half a head of broccoli
I medium potato
1 large or 2 medium eggs
Salt
Pepper
2 tbsp Olive oil
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What You Will Do
Peel and dice the potato.

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Place in cold, salted water and boil until almost tender, about 8 minutes or so. You don’t want it to be mushy.

Cut broccoli florets and place in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Remove from boiling water and place in an ice bath to it will stop cooking and maintain it’s awesome green color.

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In a skillet, place olive oil and add potato, turning it to get it coated. Add broccoli and stir.

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In a small bowl, scramble the egg and pour over the potato and broccoli. Add salt and pepper.
After 2 minutes, flip the egg, which will now have the potato and broccoli embedded in it, like a fancy open omelette.

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Optional: add grated cheese when you remove it from the skillet. It will be warm enough to melt the cheese before you eat. I used some Gorgonzola from Trader Joes. It was salty and funky and delicious.

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This is a version I made some time back that included bell peppers and tomatoes instead of potatoes. All depends on what I am craving or what I have in the fridge.

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And I’m back to drinking lots of water. Have you noticed how the celebrity trainers are no longer suggesting just 8 glasses of water but have bumped it up to a gallon of water a day? Sounds completely unreasonable that I would be able to drink that much. I don’t even know if I want to try.
My mom shared some funny pictures with me last night. I identified with these really well.

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Hope you have a great day. Eat Right, Live Right and RUNWRIGHT

What do you usually do the day after a run?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jason says:

    That breakfast looks delish!!

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    1. runwright says:

      Thanks. It really was delicious. And just the healthy breakfast I needed.

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  2. I try not to drink too much after about 6 PM, otherwise I’m up all night. Learned my lesson when I was pregnant, and keep doing it now.
    I don’t usually feel the effects of a run the next day… usually if I have a long/hard run I feel it on the same day by being tired (long run) or feeling heavy legs (hard run).

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    1. runwright says:

      Heavy legs! I get heavy legs if after the run, I sit for a long time. I try to keep moving as long as possible. After I shower and eat, maybe a little walking in place.

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  3. Mummy Wright says:

    The very reason I don’t watch those, so I can empathize. CONGRATULATIONS on running 5 miles. Like the breakfast. Going to try it too. Take it a bit easy today..

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    1. runwright says:

      Thanks, Mummy. I did. I put my feet up this evening and just chilled 🙂

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