This morning I ran the Gasparilla Half Marathon in Tampa. I have a lot to tell you about that race, but first I want to tell you about yesterday.
I have an issue with fueling. My issue is that I have no idea how. I’ve been experimenting with different things, and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. I also have a lot of stomach issues when running. But again, sometimes I don’t. So, I’ve been trying since last October to find out what works best with fueling and keeping my tummy happy.
Yesterday, I did not find my answer. (You’ll hear more in my race recap about this one.)
For lunch, Hubs and I headed out to our favorite sushi place Fujiyama Sushi. I started with the steak teppan lunch (veggies steamed with no sauce and steamed rice instead of fried.) Steamed rice has worked for me before a race in the past.
That dish included this tasty little morsel.
That’s a mushroom, people. Get your mind out of the gutter.
And no, I didn’t eat it. I have limits. Apparently this is one of them.
We also had a few sushi rolls (which has also worked for me in the past).
Plain crab roll and a spicy yellowtail roll for me. The yellowtail roll was awful. But, I didn’t realize it was raw when I ordered it. (I don’t like many raw foods, and now I won’t eat raw at all after I got food poisoning from Sushi House by Florida Mall. Rated best sushi my foot.)
Mmmm…soy sauce and wasabi. I like to get in my week’s worth of sodium in one day.
For dinner, I met up with Michelle and her husband Dan in Tampa. We went to Bar Louie after we found out Cheesecake Factory had an hour wait.
We got an appetizer of Bruschetta served in a gigantic martini glass.
Michelle ate the martini glass.
I had the Bleu Louie, which is a burger I am now going to marry. I cleared it with Hubs. He’s cool with it.
(bleu cheese, bacon, hot sauce, pickle, spinach, tomato, and onion heaven)
The burger was a bit on the salty side, but holy crapbag it was good.
Michelle decided to grab my camera and take awkward pictures of Dan and I eating.
Alright, maybe there were more of me. (Dan got a bit of a sunburn during the Gasparilla 5k that morning. He’s not normally that hue of red.)
After dinner, we wanted to find some frozen yogurt. We found Yogurbella right near Bar Louie, so we had to go in of course.
Lots of unnecessary toppings? Sounds good!
I got the vanilla froyo with sprinkles, gummy bears, mini marshmallows, and white chocolate chips.
I look happy here, but the yogurt kinda sucked. The vanilla didn’t have a good flavor, the white chocolate chips were super hard, and the marshmallows were stale. Like, crunchy stale.
How long does a marshmallow have to sit before it’s crunchy stale?
Please don’t look that up and tell me in the comments.
I still ate it all.
There are hungry children in Ethiopia that don’t have stale marshmallows.
After we walked around a bit, we headed over to Walgreens to get a Cliff Bar for Michelle’s pre-race breakfast.
That’s when we walked by this lovely lady.
In case you’re not sure, she is in fact in a wedding dress in Walgreens.
I’m just really curious what she’s buying.
What is a food you know you have to avoid before a race?