Hello, my stylish friends! Building a steady base for weekly mileage – little speedwork and more steady/long runs – inevitably increases my appetite! Especially when I run in-between classes — without proper recovery fuel, I feel lethargic and struggle to concentrate on lecture content.
In addition to protein shakes (quick and convenient!), I love to indulge in oatmeal to satisfy my sweet tooth and replenish my muscles (or lack of, ha!). Recovery oatmeal becomes my my go-to solution for fatigue following long runs. Oatmeal paired only with peanut butter gets the job for easier days, but after 9-plus miles, I add additional protein and calories with chia seeds and plain Greek yogurt. Add half of a banana plus some honey, too, and you’re set!
I usually throw everything in a bowl, which ends up looking like a disheveled mess, but once in a blue moon will take time to plan ahead and nicely layer the yogurt, oatmeal, and toppings into a mason jar to store overnight.