Remember how Billster and I decided that living on sour patch kids and frozen Costco burritos is probably not the best nutrition while we are training and how we should probably gobble down some more whole grains? Well, we ventured out on a limb and have a new favorite form of whole grain that I am excited to share with you.
Billy is the best researcher in the world. When he wants something or desires to learn something new he spends the time and effort to really figure out the BEST way to do it….unlike me, I just believe everything I see on my Facebook newsfeed or on an infomercial and call it fact.
Well, he got to researching about some of the best whole grains for runners and Black Rice is one of them. (We make a bunch and then freeze it).
From an article in Runners World (here):
According to Scientists at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, whole-grain black rice is CHOCK-FULL of anthocyanins, which are responsible for the grain’s deep purple hue. “These are the same powerful antioxidants in blueberries and blackberries that have shown to offer protection from disease such as cancer and heart disease,” says sports dietician Tar Gidus, R.D.
Well, if an R.D. tells me to eat it and it is on runnersworld.com than you better believe I am going to make my salads look like a colony of black ants attacked it:) Now I just need to change my profile status on Facebook to share with all of my friends from Jr. High my new found love of black rice.
The black race tastes a little bit more grainy which Billy and I both really loved.
I just layered the bottom of my salad with black rice, added some of my usual salad components (tuna rocks) and sprinkled it with more rice on top. Lately I have been LOVING just using oil and vinegar as my dressing. Fats CHECK, protein CHECK, whole grains CHECK, fruits and veggies CHECK.
As you know I am just a little obsessed with my treadmill….just a little. Of course I would rather be out running around town but I am not one to run in the dark (the time of day I run) all by myself.
I trained for my first marathon completely on the treadmill (I don’t run in the snow) and had ZERO injuries throughout training. It wasn’t until last spring when I switched up running 100% on the treadmill to 100% outside that I started getting injured.
I already know that I am going to use the treadmill for the next little while to build a good base of running again but wanted to know your opinion on the matter….
Do you think treadmills are BETTER or WORSE on your joints/preventing injuries etc?
Have you ever tried black rice?
Any meals that you are loving lately that includes ALL of the food groups (that you eat) all in one bowl/plate?
-Billy mixed his tuna with TJ’s peanut sauce and said it was really good….