Another for "what not to do while marathon training"

Perfect for yesterday's run

Of course I write yesterday about how busy I am and likely lack of writing. I think a lot stemmed from  no desire to write after too much writing for school! That was short lived, I guess it took one post of complaining and a good run out in the sun to snap me back. I still may disappear, but I am reading other blogs and keeping updated on others.

I took advantage of pre-school time and 30+ degrees and ran in the sun while I listened to the birds singing, perfect. I discovered some new routes and found a great park with river trails. I love getting to run in new areas.

Yesterday I discovered one more thing to add to my list of Things not to do while training for a marathon...Get dental work done. Not that it is fun anytime but I forgot about the food restrictions afterwards and did not plan ahead. Between Tuesday and Wednesday I have ran a total of 26.2 miles (unintentionally) and did 1 hour strength work. I eat lunch and head to my appointment figuring a snack afterwards, wrong! After the right side of my face is numb up to my eye and the left side never took (I decided to tough it out ad go wihtout, the needle was much worse) I was ready to go, drooling all the way home.

My eating restrictions for 24 hours: No hot, No cold, Not chewy, No sticky, No hard, No crunchy foods and only eat with middle teeth, have you even tried this? Tough! After failing at a protein bar and realizing I lacked many foods fitting the above descriptions I started mixing and discovered a pretty good apple pie tasting treat...

Apple Oatmeal Protein Cake
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
Sprinkle of nutmeg
1 scoop protein powder
1 tbsp coconut or almond flour
1/2 cup oats

Mix together and microwave 3 minutes. Top with nut butter.

6 more hours and I can eat again! Today is the day I am near my favorite gluten free bakery so I think this calls for a yummy treat.


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  2. Goodness, that's a lot of miles in two days! Hope you made it through with enough to eat... and I'm glad you're still writing. :)

  3. ha - i did something similar when i had my 4 wisdom teeth out...hadn't thought about eating afterwards! lots of smoothies helped - though with a numb mouth i wore half of them down my chin and clothes :)

  4. OMG - What did you eat? That takes out everything that I would normally have. Also, nice miles! I'm doing my first 17 miler this weekend - can't wait to tell you all about it!

    PS: That "cake" looks fantastic - I will make it this weekend!


  5. That trail looks unbelievably peaceful and just screams "run on me!"

    Hope you can eat something solid by now. That is my worst nightmare!

  6. That trail looks amazing!! Hope you're back to solids now buddy :)

  7. Yummy that's for sure!

    Thanks for linking up to #RECIPEFRIDAY!

  8. This sounds right up my alley, I love oats this time of year! YUM a sweet treat! Thanks for kicking off a great party this week! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    We have a giveaway this week! GFF will be live on Thursday night at 7:05 eastern! Let's get this party started!!

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