Bethany Lannon

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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Endurance Athletes: What Do You Eat?   
    I am in marathon training --- before my long runs, I have been having 2 HB eggs, coconut milk in my coffee, and 1/2 avocado. During my long runs, I have been having great luck with coconut water and dates stuffed with homemade cashew/almond butter. If you choose to do the dates, you make the nut butter, spoon it into a ziplock bag, cut off a small corner and then squeeze it into each pitted date (I fill it from both ends to get the most into it I can). I will then wrap 1-2 dates at a time in wax paper (like how caramel candies are wrapped). I keep all of them inside a ziplock bag of its own so that if any of the nut butter oozes during my run, the mess is contained. I also keep them in the freezer until I leave for my run. Post-long run, I'll have 1/2 sweet potato and a can of tuna. I know that doesn't sound very appetizing but its my best/quickest option for lean protein, as I have a 3yo & 5-month old to tend to as soon as I get home. I'm also going to start getting all-natural/organic sweet potato baby food pouches for quick post-WO carbs as well, instead of having to steam a sweet potato each time.
    I have also started using nuun tabs... I break them each into 4 pieces and chew them throughout my run. They have artificial sweeteners in them, so they're non-W30 (I'm not currently in W30), but its been at 100% humidity and low 70's for all of my runs over the last several weeks, so they have been somewhat necessary. I chew instead of put them in my water because of the sweetener - in case it has a negative effect on my stomach, I haven't sacrificed a bottle of water. I got this idea from ultrarunnergirl who posts throughout the forums.
    Hope this helps!
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from jlynch88 in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Instead of a starchy veg, a banana would probably be your next best bet for post-WO. Also, when I do sweet potatoes, I will pre-prepare mine... I dice them up and either steam in the microwave with cinnamon or cook them stovetop and store them in the fridge. I have found that when they're diced up, they're more palatable when they're cold than say, a plain steamed/mashed sweet potato.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from jlynch88 in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Instead of a starchy veg, a banana would probably be your next best bet for post-WO. Also, when I do sweet potatoes, I will pre-prepare mine... I dice them up and either steam in the microwave with cinnamon or cook them stovetop and store them in the fridge. I have found that when they're diced up, they're more palatable when they're cold than say, a plain steamed/mashed sweet potato.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Does that include hard boiled eggs? Those are usually my go-to pre-WO, along with coconut milk in my coffee. Pre-WO you want protein and fat... There's always the option of cooking up a bunch of chicken breasts at the beginning of the week and having those for pre/post-WO protein. Post-WO you want lean protein and carbs. That's when I will go with scrambled egg whites & salsa/veggies or soy-free canned tuna (I know, yuck for post-WO, but I was out of egg whites & it got the job done) with 1/2 a sweet potato, either cubed and cooked stovetop or steamed in the microwave.
    Those are my typical go-to's for pre/post workout. Lately though, I've just been having fat pre-WO in the form of coconut milk in my coffee. Mostly because I need coffee pre-WO and coconut milk is my additive now instead of Splenda & my time has been very limited in the mornings.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Does that include hard boiled eggs? Those are usually my go-to pre-WO, along with coconut milk in my coffee. Pre-WO you want protein and fat... There's always the option of cooking up a bunch of chicken breasts at the beginning of the week and having those for pre/post-WO protein. Post-WO you want lean protein and carbs. That's when I will go with scrambled egg whites & salsa/veggies or soy-free canned tuna (I know, yuck for post-WO, but I was out of egg whites & it got the job done) with 1/2 a sweet potato, either cubed and cooked stovetop or steamed in the microwave.
    Those are my typical go-to's for pre/post workout. Lately though, I've just been having fat pre-WO in the form of coconut milk in my coffee. Mostly because I need coffee pre-WO and coconut milk is my additive now instead of Splenda & my time has been very limited in the mornings.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Oh, one more...
    ... sweet potatoes have become a normal breakfast food (I forgot how odd this was to most people after the weird look I got when I said I eat sweet potatoes for breakfast.)
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from jeannebean in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they start to get anxious when their coconut milk supply is down to just a few cans.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from jlynch88 in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Instead of a starchy veg, a banana would probably be your next best bet for post-WO. Also, when I do sweet potatoes, I will pre-prepare mine... I dice them up and either steam in the microwave with cinnamon or cook them stovetop and store them in the fridge. I have found that when they're diced up, they're more palatable when they're cold than say, a plain steamed/mashed sweet potato.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Endurance Athletes: What Do You Eat?   
    I am in marathon training --- before my long runs, I have been having 2 HB eggs, coconut milk in my coffee, and 1/2 avocado. During my long runs, I have been having great luck with coconut water and dates stuffed with homemade cashew/almond butter. If you choose to do the dates, you make the nut butter, spoon it into a ziplock bag, cut off a small corner and then squeeze it into each pitted date (I fill it from both ends to get the most into it I can). I will then wrap 1-2 dates at a time in wax paper (like how caramel candies are wrapped). I keep all of them inside a ziplock bag of its own so that if any of the nut butter oozes during my run, the mess is contained. I also keep them in the freezer until I leave for my run. Post-long run, I'll have 1/2 sweet potato and a can of tuna. I know that doesn't sound very appetizing but its my best/quickest option for lean protein, as I have a 3yo & 5-month old to tend to as soon as I get home. I'm also going to start getting all-natural/organic sweet potato baby food pouches for quick post-WO carbs as well, instead of having to steam a sweet potato each time.
    I have also started using nuun tabs... I break them each into 4 pieces and chew them throughout my run. They have artificial sweeteners in them, so they're non-W30 (I'm not currently in W30), but its been at 100% humidity and low 70's for all of my runs over the last several weeks, so they have been somewhat necessary. I chew instead of put them in my water because of the sweetener - in case it has a negative effect on my stomach, I haven't sacrificed a bottle of water. I got this idea from ultrarunnergirl who posts throughout the forums.
    Hope this helps!
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Endurance Athletes: What Do You Eat?   
    I am in marathon training --- before my long runs, I have been having 2 HB eggs, coconut milk in my coffee, and 1/2 avocado. During my long runs, I have been having great luck with coconut water and dates stuffed with homemade cashew/almond butter. If you choose to do the dates, you make the nut butter, spoon it into a ziplock bag, cut off a small corner and then squeeze it into each pitted date (I fill it from both ends to get the most into it I can). I will then wrap 1-2 dates at a time in wax paper (like how caramel candies are wrapped). I keep all of them inside a ziplock bag of its own so that if any of the nut butter oozes during my run, the mess is contained. I also keep them in the freezer until I leave for my run. Post-long run, I'll have 1/2 sweet potato and a can of tuna. I know that doesn't sound very appetizing but its my best/quickest option for lean protein, as I have a 3yo & 5-month old to tend to as soon as I get home. I'm also going to start getting all-natural/organic sweet potato baby food pouches for quick post-WO carbs as well, instead of having to steam a sweet potato each time.
    I have also started using nuun tabs... I break them each into 4 pieces and chew them throughout my run. They have artificial sweeteners in them, so they're non-W30 (I'm not currently in W30), but its been at 100% humidity and low 70's for all of my runs over the last several weeks, so they have been somewhat necessary. I chew instead of put them in my water because of the sweetener - in case it has a negative effect on my stomach, I haven't sacrificed a bottle of water. I got this idea from ultrarunnergirl who posts throughout the forums.
    Hope this helps!
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Endurance Athletes: What Do You Eat?   
    I am in marathon training --- before my long runs, I have been having 2 HB eggs, coconut milk in my coffee, and 1/2 avocado. During my long runs, I have been having great luck with coconut water and dates stuffed with homemade cashew/almond butter. If you choose to do the dates, you make the nut butter, spoon it into a ziplock bag, cut off a small corner and then squeeze it into each pitted date (I fill it from both ends to get the most into it I can). I will then wrap 1-2 dates at a time in wax paper (like how caramel candies are wrapped). I keep all of them inside a ziplock bag of its own so that if any of the nut butter oozes during my run, the mess is contained. I also keep them in the freezer until I leave for my run. Post-long run, I'll have 1/2 sweet potato and a can of tuna. I know that doesn't sound very appetizing but its my best/quickest option for lean protein, as I have a 3yo & 5-month old to tend to as soon as I get home. I'm also going to start getting all-natural/organic sweet potato baby food pouches for quick post-WO carbs as well, instead of having to steam a sweet potato each time.
    I have also started using nuun tabs... I break them each into 4 pieces and chew them throughout my run. They have artificial sweeteners in them, so they're non-W30 (I'm not currently in W30), but its been at 100% humidity and low 70's for all of my runs over the last several weeks, so they have been somewhat necessary. I chew instead of put them in my water because of the sweetener - in case it has a negative effect on my stomach, I haven't sacrificed a bottle of water. I got this idea from ultrarunnergirl who posts throughout the forums.
    Hope this helps!
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from WZAHPNN in What to do with leftover coconut milk?   
    I opened a can of full fat coconut milk yesterday to use some for a recipe. I put the rest in a tupperware container and put it in the fridge, with intentions of it separating so I could use the cream off the top for my coffee. Apparently it doesn't separate once its been opened? Anyway, I'm an inherently cheap/frugal person and I do not want this coconut milk to go bad. I'm just wondering if anyone has any recipes, ideas, suggestions of how to use the remainder of the milk before it goes bad? Would it go well in an egg casserole muffin recipe (since a lot of those recipes call for regular dairy milk anyway)? Any other ideas?
    Thanks!
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from Oldehiker in Day 16: Where's my Tiger Blood?!   
    Fat, fat and fat! It looks like your lunch and dinner yesterday were missing it, and your meals today don't appear to include any fat sources at all... I never go by solely relying on whatever fat I cook my meal in. Overall you may not be eating enough also. And always err on the side of "too many" vegetables (although I don't think that's possible). Make sure you're getting enough protein and fat, then just pile the crap out of your plate with veggies. It'll happen for you! Try journaling your food for a few days along with how you're feeling each day to catch any trends (had lunch of spinach & artichoke salad and an apple, tired all afternoon --- no fat!)
    Good luck
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Oh, one more...
    ... sweet potatoes have become a normal breakfast food (I forgot how odd this was to most people after the weird look I got when I said I eat sweet potatoes for breakfast.)
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from jeannebean in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they start to get anxious when their coconut milk supply is down to just a few cans.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from Bestrong in No, Chipotle, NO!!!!   
    If you have any Mongolian Grill restuarants in your areas, you could go there (two that I know of, Genghis Grill and BD's Mongolian BBQ). You basically build your own bowl of raw meats/seafood, veggies, seasonings/sauces, grab an egg or two and they cook it up stir-fry style on their big grill.  Basically, you get the meats that aren't marinated in anything (I get chicken and shrimp at Genghis Grill), lots of veggies, some seasonings that I know are safe (curry, garlic, red pepper flakes, etc), skip the sauces and choose the "no starch" option (they're served with starches like fried rice, brown rice, udon noodles, etc).  Ask them to cook your food with no oil and no butter, and you're set!  I take my coconut aminos with me for some extra flavor. Genghis Grill here in Greenville SC uses canola oil, which I guess is *technically* compliant, but I just avoid it altogether. Might want to make sure you pack 1/2 an avocado with you or something for a fat source since you're basically consuming a low fat meal with plain meat, veggies and no oil.    I learned that the hard way last weekend when I was suddenly starving just a few short hours later.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from jeannebean in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they start to get anxious when their coconut milk supply is down to just a few cans.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from CharDoll in Does anyone know ANY Whole30 compliant Chinese Food!?   
    Insightful... I always kind of assumed that "compliant Chinese food" was more of an oxymoron, between MSG, soy sauce (& all the other sauces they use), rice, etc, etc.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Any ultrarunners?   
    Ultrarunnergirl - I have had good luck so far with the homemade concoction similar to yours. I mashed a sweet potato, mixed in some coconut butter, coconut milk, and a couple compliant applesauce pouches. It made a huge batch but I froze them into cubes in my silicone ice cube tray and just use them as I need them. So far I've had good luck with it! I've only used it on a 12 & 14-miler so far, but I noticed improvements on how I felt after consuming it. This weekend I have a 15-miler. Going to have my homemade mixture and also going to test the waters with dates stuffed with homemade cashew/almond butter. I'm going to make them probably tomorrow, stick them into the freezer and then wrap them individually in wax paper, similar to how caramels are wrapped. We'll see how those work for me.
    Question for you... How long did it take you to start feeling less need to eat during your runs & to start feeling strong on long runs not fueled with carbs prior? I'm imagining that my 15-miler might feel craptastic (along with my next few long runs) by not having carbs pre-long run, similar to how my 12 felt (I had 1/2 sweet potato before my 14-miler). I'm hoping they'll start feeling stronger sans carbs here soon... Or at least before my marathon at the end of September.
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in So tired during my runs......   
    I have seen posts around here from other runners/athletes with the same problem. Apparently the change creates a bit of decrease in performance, but it comes back around the 2-3 week mark. I might be wrong on the weeks of when it starts/when it recovers, but the general consensus is that there is a typical decrease in performance which DOES return once the body is more adjusted to the new lifestyle.
    Just keep plugging along and you'll be good to train for the half!
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in What to eat during long runs? Need replacements for gels and gummies!   
    Dates stuffed with homemade nut butter. Drop the nut butter into a ziplock bag, cut off the corner and squeeze into each end of the pitted date. Flash freeze in a single layer, then wrap individually (or sets of 2) in wax paper. Keep frozen until you leave for your run, keep them in a ziplock bag during your run. The nut butter will ooze a bit so it helps to have any potential mess contained in a snack-size ziplock. They have been my saving grace during my long runs (currently training for a marathon, running 20 tomorrow).
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in What to eat during long runs? Need replacements for gels and gummies!   
    Dates stuffed with homemade nut butter. Drop the nut butter into a ziplock bag, cut off the corner and squeeze into each end of the pitted date. Flash freeze in a single layer, then wrap individually (or sets of 2) in wax paper. Keep frozen until you leave for your run, keep them in a ziplock bag during your run. The nut butter will ooze a bit so it helps to have any potential mess contained in a snack-size ziplock. They have been my saving grace during my long runs (currently training for a marathon, running 20 tomorrow).
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in What to eat during long runs? Need replacements for gels and gummies!   
    Dates stuffed with homemade nut butter. Drop the nut butter into a ziplock bag, cut off the corner and squeeze into each end of the pitted date. Flash freeze in a single layer, then wrap individually (or sets of 2) in wax paper. Keep frozen until you leave for your run, keep them in a ziplock bag during your run. The nut butter will ooze a bit so it helps to have any potential mess contained in a snack-size ziplock. They have been my saving grace during my long runs (currently training for a marathon, running 20 tomorrow).
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in What to eat during long runs? Need replacements for gels and gummies!   
    Dates stuffed with homemade nut butter. Drop the nut butter into a ziplock bag, cut off the corner and squeeze into each end of the pitted date. Flash freeze in a single layer, then wrap individually (or sets of 2) in wax paper. Keep frozen until you leave for your run, keep them in a ziplock bag during your run. The nut butter will ooze a bit so it helps to have any potential mess contained in a snack-size ziplock. They have been my saving grace during my long runs (currently training for a marathon, running 20 tomorrow).
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    Bethany Lannon got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Does that include hard boiled eggs? Those are usually my go-to pre-WO, along with coconut milk in my coffee. Pre-WO you want protein and fat... There's always the option of cooking up a bunch of chicken breasts at the beginning of the week and having those for pre/post-WO protein. Post-WO you want lean protein and carbs. That's when I will go with scrambled egg whites & salsa/veggies or soy-free canned tuna (I know, yuck for post-WO, but I was out of egg whites & it got the job done) with 1/2 a sweet potato, either cubed and cooked stovetop or steamed in the microwave.
    Those are my typical go-to's for pre/post workout. Lately though, I've just been having fat pre-WO in the form of coconut milk in my coffee. Mostly because I need coffee pre-WO and coconut milk is my additive now instead of Splenda & my time has been very limited in the mornings.