Adrienne Gajownik


An unlikely pairing

I'm training for a half marathon in early November and along with that comes a regular training schedule. I run 3-4 days a week and cross-train for 2. I do my longer runs bright and early on Sunday mornings. As my distance is increasing, so is my appetite. Instead of loading up on empty carbs, I eat wholesome meals and snacks with healthy fat and high-quality protein. I'm eating more eggs and even some chicken.

This is one of my favorite snack combinations lately: tahini and molasses. I know it may sound weird, but it's delicious. Tahini contains more protein than milk and it's rich in iron too. It's great on bananas or slathered onto toast for pre-run fuel. I've even used it as an alternative to frosting on carrot cupcakes.

Is anyone else training for an upcoming race? Have any tips to share? Happy Friday friends!