This whole only running every three days is getting harder and harder to follow. This was my view from the stair climber this morning. A beautiful lonely treadmill that really just wanted a friend. I could be that friend. I decided to listen to that guy that went to school for 30 years to become a doctor and cross-train until Saturday when I am allowed to run again.
You know you are a running geek when your home page on your computer switches daily between Runners World and Running Times.
Something I have been seeing all over the place is the importance of EGG YOLKS for runners. I don’t know about you, but I used to be the egg-white queen because I thought the yolk was too high in cholesterol and fat.
That mentality has changed and I have become the whole egg eater queen because:
1. They are dang cheap, I have more important things to spend money on (like eating at all the best NYC restaurants a month from now).
2. They are ridiculously good looking (remember Zoolander?) okay I meant ridiculously good for you.
Runners World gave a list of the best foods to protect your body from damage caused by running.……. (Black Rice was also on the list:)
Egg yolks are a leading source of lutein and zeaxanthin, a dynamic antioxidant duo that accumulate in the retina, where they protect eye health. Researchers at Tufts University discovered that lutein is better absorbed from eggs than other sources, such as spinach. Yolks also provide selenium, vitamin E, high-quality protein, and choline, a nutrient that can help improve heart health, says Gidus.
POWER UP: Make a breakfast taco by topping tortillas with scrambled eggs, diced tomatoes, and basil. (Billy make sure you have this bfast taco ready for me by 7:15 a.m. every morning from now on.
Runners World also said this about eggs:
“One egg fulfills about 10 percent of your daily protein needs. Egg protein is the most complete food protein short of human breast milk, which means the protein in eggs contains all the crucial amino acids your hard-working muscles need to promote recovery. Eat just one of these nutritional powerhouses and you’ll also get about 30 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin K, which is vital for healthy bones. And eggs contain choline, a brain nutrient that aids memory, and leutin, a pigment needed for healthy eyes. Choose omega-3 enhanced eggs and you can also increase your intake of healthy fats. Don’t worry too much about the cholesterol: Studies have shown that egg eaters have a lower risk for heart disease than those who avoid eggs.”
I have been having egg sandwiches or salads at least once a day. My favorite salad (above) contains black rice, lettuce, broccoli, 3 whole eggs and don’t tell Billy but after the picture I added some of his flaming hot cheetohs on top as croutons. TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigerette is my new favorite dressing. When I run out of that dressing will someone that lives near TJ’s send me some:)
I think that there are eggs in the ingredient list of these:)
Remember how I was supposed to make dessert last Sunday? Well that didn’t happen and so the ingredients have been in my kitchen calling my name all day every day. My sis and I found a killer deal on Milky Way’s so we stocked up to make an awesome truffle, although I think it is making a much better after dinner ‘snack.’
Are you allergic to anything?
-All of this egg talk reminded me about how my dad is deathly allergic to EGGS:( I am allergic to certain type of antibiotics but that is it.
Are you an egg-eater? Yolk eater? Milky Way eater?
What was your workout today?