Runner’s Share: Pre-Run Fuel

Runner's Share

Need some suggestions for fueling up before you run?
Check out these awesome ideas from Instagram runners around the world:


PRE-RUN FUEL:

THE CARBS:

+ Oatmeal
+ Cream of rice
+ Cliff Bar
+ English Muffin
+ Toast
+ Cereal
+ Bagel
+ Nuun
+ Waffle
+ Honey
+ Saltine crackers

THE PROTEINS:

+ Peanut Butter
+ Egg Whites
+ Marigold Protein bar
+ Cliff Bar
+ Nuts
+ Hummus

THE FRUITZ:

+ Banana
+ Green Apple
+ Blueberries
+ Apple sauce
+ Raisins

THE OTHER STUFF:

+ Coffee
+ An oatmeal raisin cookie


WHAT ABOUT PRE-RACE MEALS?!

NIGHT BEFORE:

+ Pizza & donuts the night before
+ Heavy spicy stew with rich homemade broth and loaded with veggies
+ Chicken Parmesan
+ Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich + a long island
+ Black bean and beet burger from No Meat Athlete
+ Cheeseburger
+ Steak & potatoes
+ Pizza and wine
+ Pasta or a turkey sandwich
+ PIZZA
+ Carbs & less protein (something easy to digest) and then water

DAY OF:

+ Home-made banana bread
+ A banana with a sprinkle of salt
+ Dried banana chips and Maurten gels during
+ Avocado bagel
+ Peanut butter and bread with half a banana
+ Nothing, oatmeal, or PB toast – depends on my race strategy or distance
+ Cliff bar, banana, 12 oz. salted water, and a 5 hr. energy
+ Bagel & cream cheese
+ Greek yogurt with granola or cereal
+ English muffin with laughing cow cheese
+ Bagel & honey
+ Sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich
+ Sourdough bread slices
+ Black coffee
+ MUST INCLUDE PEANUT BUTTER
+ Oatmeal (preferably chocolate chip)



THANK YOU TO ALL THE AMAZING RUNNERS WHO CONTRIBUTED THEIR IDEAS TO THIS POST:

@minimalinfluence – @sergio_guerra_r – @randyrunzmaine – @cris.tianlg – @kaf_runn – @runningbaldman – @jimmystixruns – @queen_authentic – @lea.zun – @scrubs_n_spandex – @andrewtram – @dontcallita_runback – @elaina_runs – @nomivv – @tbogda0471 – @dp_on_the_go – @ellakbuss – @lindseyandrew – @oli_beringer – @millzgotmiles – @zhanelturarbek – @t_perk13 – @ruben_sgomes – @j5thekosmostones – @dwaynejordan23 – @nartron3k – @siamese.runner – @fafi_stags – @trekettup – @caragiovannaa – @willa_jace01- @run_like_a_mother2 – @lenaclaudia – @dan_runs_downtown – @jordynefriedenfels – @thatsastep1 – @madisonbrookeharmer – @stevekorchinos – @elite.et – @1beer.1mile – @emily_kenyon4 – @mikefire53 – @stavlevyhalabe – @run_emc – @kelli.threet – @casi.lummer – @sprintergonedistance – @amystrahan – @sk1nnylegs – @lizzieroyer – @ambegezda – @_tony_trains – @runthefifty_ – @frumpycob – @hannalyn13 – @will.run.for.smiles – @innerathletemi – @xtyleryoungx – @wilson.50.by.50

Once you’ve explored, make sure to share your own suggestions below!

RUNNER’S SHARE: NEVER HAVE I EVER…

Runner's Share

Ever wondered whether other runners do the same weird shit as you?

Yeah, so have I. So I took it to Instagram to find out how many other runners have actually done some of the weirdest “runner things” during their journey. And the results are in…


NEVER HAVE I EVER:

LOST A TOENAIL?

Of 363 runners…

149 HAVE | 214 HAVE NOT


PEED IN THE WOODS OR IN A BUSH?

Of 372 runners…

251 HAVE | 121 HAVE NOT


GOTTEN LOST DURING A RUN?

Of 372 runners…

259 HAVE | 113 HAVE NOT


RAN IN 100 DEGREES OR HOTTER?

Of 369 runners…

241 HAVE | 128 HAVE NOT


SHOT A SNOT ROCKET WHILE RUNNING?

Of 358 runners…

223 HAVE | 135 HAVE NOT


BEEN A LITTLE TOO LATE TO THE BATHROOM?

Of 351 runners…

170 HAVE | 181 HAVE NOT


TAKEN BLOODY SOCKS OFF AFTER A RUN?

Of 372 runners…

208 HAVE | 164 HAVE NOT


THROWN UP ON A RUN?

Of 374 runners…

146 HAVE | 228 HAVE NOT


LIED ABOUT A PACE OR FINISH TIME?

Of 359 runners…

134 HAVE | 225 HAVE NOT


WANT TO PLAY ON YOUR OWN?

PICK A FUN NEVER HAVE I EVER QUESTION FROM BELOW AND SHARE IT ON YOUR INSTAGRAM STORY!
FEEL FREE TO TAG ME SO I CAN VOTE: @RACEACROSSTHESTATES!

NEVER HAVE I EVER: SLEPT IN MY RUNNING CLOTHES?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: LIED TO GET OUT OF PLANS JUST TO RUN?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: SHIT IN THE WOODS?
INSPIRED BY @kaf_runn and @blankgetsmoving

NEVER HAVE I EVER: RAN BEFORE 5 A.M?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: GOTTEN BLOODY NIPPLES?
INSPIRED BY @the.andy.allen and @stevekorchinos

NEVER HAVE I EVER: STOPPED AND WALKED BACK?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: BEEN ATTACKED BY A GOOSE?
INSPIRED BY @tbogda0471

NEVER HAVE I EVER: TRIPPED AND WIPED OUT WHILE RUNNING?
INSPIRED BY @kristinsaly

NEVER HAVE I EVER: RAN THROUGH SOMEONE’S YARD OR DRIVEWAY FOR THEIR GRASS SPRINKLERS?
INSPIRED BY @i_livesore

NEVER HAVE I EVER: LEFT A SWEAT STAIN SOMEWHERE AFTER RUNNING?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: ACCIDENTALLY SPIT ON SOMEONE WHILE RUNNING?
INSPIRED BY @getyourfittogetherr

NEVER HAVE I EVER: HAD TO CALL SOMEONE FOR A MID-RUN BATHROOM EMERGENCY?
INSPIRED BY @kelseyrunsandruns

NEVER HAVE I EVER: PUT DRYER SHEETS IN MY STINKY SHOES?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: TRAVELED OUT OF STATE FOR A RACE?

NEVER HAVE I EVER: HAD TO WRING OUT MY SWEATY RUNNING CLOTHES?
INSPIRED BY @dp_on_the_go

NEVER HAVE I EVER: RAN SO HARD YOU PEED YOUR PANTS?
INSPIRED BY @run_like_a_mother2

NEVER HAVE I EVER: SEEN A TERRIFYING ANIMAL WHILE RUNNING?

SHARE YOUR RESULTS BELOW!

RUNNER’S SHARE: What Do YOU Do When You DON’T F&$% Feel Like Running?

Runner's Share

We all have days when we just don’t feel like running – it’s inevitable. Motivation isn’t constant – it ebbs and flows. So what should YOU do when you don’t feel like running?! I took it to Instagram and gathered some awesome tips to help you answer that question next time!


DON’T RUN & LET MY BODY REST:

Let my body rest and try to get the run in later”
@ali_bertolami

“Don’t run”
@astrid_janssen_q

“Just rest or walk
@nottoosweetcaroline

“Lay in bed”
@fivekrunner90

“Drink!”
@keller9385

I just don’t, or I do a nature walk!”
@hey.itsjayne

“Sometimes I run anyways, others, like today, I listen to my body and rest.
@runningbaldman


DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

“Core or lower body strength training”
@therunningryan

“Hike/swim/bike/nap/second nap.”
@insane_zane01

“Go for a good walk with the dogs.”
@stephen.foster44444444

“Walk instead…”
@firemankevin629

“Choose a different type of exercise like swimming or rowing.”
@shann0nwils0n

“Long walk or hike with my dog.”
@zarbicath

“Go to the gym and do a different type of workout.”
@hannalyn13

“Swimming or cycling are great alternatives! TRIFLIFE!”
@dominic_eigo


STILL GO RUN (OR AT LEAST TRY):

“I’ll still go, if not I’ll just reset for the next day.”
@cjtherunner

“Run more.”
@tbogda0471

“Start running! The feeling always fades with the miles!”
@i_livesore

“Give it a go for 10 mins and if after that I still don’t want to, I go home!”
@honestlyamylynn

“I just go and let myself walk whenever I feel like it. But at least start out running.”
@ladrury

“Go anyway!!!”
@boymom_ontherun

“Run.”
@dan_runs_downtown

“I put on my running clothes anyway. Usually that’s enough to change my mind”
@running_my_best

“Tell myself I’ll walk, it always turns into a run once out.”
@rularuns

“I run”
@j_fit_smit

“RUN”
@momrunsthis

“Run anyways!”
@b_mindfit

“I push myself to go anyways, and I usually end up enjoying it and being glad I went. The moments when I lack motivation and need to go, I just fall back on discipline.”
@Rachaelroxy2117

“I walk for a half mile or so and then I’m usually in the mood to run by then.”
@oli_beringer

“Go for 5 minutes. If after 5 minutes you still feel like not running then stop! I never stop.”
@runleaderz

“I usually just run at a different time in the day. Morning run turns into a night run.”
@uuh_idk

“Run.”
@elizabethrose__

“Run”
@al_ex26.2


FIND SOME EXTRA INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION:

“I usually start watching really hard core athletes train on Youtube! It really inspires me!”
@homeschoolingfitmom

“Remember who I used to be”
@adamwebb.77

“Do breathing exercises for the run”
@haille_holmezzz

“Add some new songs to my playlist and run anyways!”
@haleyrunsamarathon

“I tell myself I can turn around at anytime”
@run__emc

“Take a walk to motivate myself”
@taylorrunsny

“Tell myself, “I’m just going to do 5 mins!” helps me determine if I’m making excuses or do need rest. If after 5 mins I’m still not in it then I’ll rest… 90% of the time I don’t want to stop then!”
@homeschoolingfitmom

“Tell myself to just to X number of miles then see how I feel. Then I focus on 1 mile at a time.”
@jimmystixruns

“I take a shower to warm my body up! It sounds kinda weird but it works.”
@amypritchard12

“Take it one step at a time with no expectations.”
@the_flexing_flexitarian

“Listen to happy music.”
@cris.tianlg

“I find an inspiring endurance book like “Into Thin Air” if they can climb Everest, then I can run!”
@solideogloria_runner

“Go slow. Pretend you’re going for a walk. After a mile, I’m ready to run!”
@nagromathon

“Make a really good playlist. Or run fast so it’s over quicker!”
@getyourfittogether

“I try and switch up the route, change my music, do something different to switch it up even just a little!”
@dan_runs_downtown


Have your own that I should add to the list?! Share it below and leave your Name or Instagram handle to have your idea added!

RUNNER’S SHARE: STRANGEST MID-RUN THOUGHTS

Runner's Share

After sharing my own (very strange) mid-run thoughts in my most recent blog post, I couldn’t help but wonder whether I was alone. I COULDN’T POSSIBLY be the only one who has the absolute strangest ideas, experiences, thoughts, and visions pop into their head 3-miles into a run…right? Well, I took it to Instagram to find out – and here is what runners shared when I asked them,

“What is the strangest thought or experience you’ve had while running?”


“How funny it would be if every step I took I farted, so the faster I run the more I’d fart.”
@jimmystixruns

“Running along a lake and a guys fishing hook hooked my shoe!”
@lindseyandrew

“Would it hurt if I “accidentally” jumped off the bridge into that river…?”
@dil.handy

“Those gnats who just died on my sweaty legs really have a sad existence…”
@solideogloria_runner

“If I faint… try to look graceful.”
@lyphil

“I wonder if I would still run if I could fly…”
@jessecale

“What if I flag down the next car and hitch a ride back to my starting place…?”
@queen_authentic

“The only reason I’m going to stop is if a deer runs into me.”
@seh.millar

“I can hold it… oops maybe not!”
@montrealrunner1

“I’m so cold… how am I going to pull my pants off in the porta potty?”
@thejourneysofjen


So, let me just say – for the record – that I am CLEARLY not the only one who has wild and crazy thoughts while running. Huge shout out to all of you who helped me to feel a little better about my mid-run thoughts – if you want to check them out yourself, click HERE. I know these aren’t the only brave souls willing to admit their craziest running thoughts – so don’t forget to leave your craziest running thoughts below!