Oh my, what have I just done? For years I've thinking about running an ultra and now I am committed to a 50K. I just registered for the Afton Trail Run in July. Now to figure out how to actually train for this so I don't embarrass myself! There is a 9 hour limit so I figure I will be fine and worst case I can stop after the first 25K loop if I need to. I honestly don't think the running will be a problem but I am concerned with fueling and not upsetting my GI system. Any advice?
In other news we are halfway through an elimination diet trial for O since she has many GI issues (I'll save the full details), continues to be small, always bloated and complaining of "tummy hurt". We started with dairy elimination and of course I had a tough time coming up with dairy free dinners even though I try to limit it since I am sensitive as well. So in attempts to use up some ingredients in the kitchen I came up with this super easy curry.
Chickpea Spinach Coconut Curry
1 small onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
Spinach leaves torn - I used about 1/2 bag
1 can chickpeas
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can coconut milk - I used lite
2 tsp curry powder
1/4-1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or less)
Salt to taste
Heat oil and saute onion and garlic until soft, add spinach until wilted. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 20-30 min to reduce. Serve with rice.
Unfortunately 1 week into the 2 week dairy elimination I am seeing little improvement meaning we will likely need to continue with further testing and/or elimination trials.