I ran 20 miles yesterday and was HUNGRY. Like, gnaw on an arm hungry. Of course I never go anywhere without snacks, but I wasn't prepared for what turned out to be a 7 hour trip. Ate an entire package of rice cakes--didn't even make a dent. Pretty worth it for the great company and gorgeous scenery though!
The boys were crazy and did some tall cliff jumps into the water--I was just brave enough to dip my toes in. That water was COLD! I got to chatting with my friend's mother, who was telling me all about her recent long cycling trip. No biggie, just all the way across America. Pretty incredible to talk to someone about that incredible experience.
A bag of coconut m&ms, chicken and a baked potato, and an oreo klondike bar, and I think I made up for the missed afternoon snacks. Maybe.
Do you bring snacks with you everywhere in your bag/car?
Oh yes. Today I tossed in a big packs of rice cakes, a power bar, and some candy. Between hubs and I, that was gone in the first 2 hours or so! I almost always have a granola bar, almonds, or some kind of snack with me just in case. Me without food = hangry monster.
What's your idea of "active recovery?"
Usually an easy recovery day for me is a short walk, some light yoga, stretching, and foam rolling. I like to keep moving, but not work too hard!