- I ran a lot (not marathon "a lot" but for me "a lot"). I would wake up early, get all my school work done, and then around 3 or so in the afternoon and would run around 3 miles
- I didn't eat bread or sugar (except for maybe a little piece of dark chocolate or the occasional mocha latte)
- In the morning, I ate a big bowl of plain greek yogurt topped with granola and/or fresh fruit, cinnamon, and local non-pasturized honey. I would add a little peanut butter if it was one of those days I knew I would need the extra energy.
- I never ate a big lunch, but I would take snacks to eat all throughout the day. This worked really well for me because I was in class, on the bus and in the library, so I didn't like taking the time to sit down and eat lunch by myself. These snacks consisted of fruit-- usually an apple or pear, lots of plain nuts (not roasted or salted. Raw nuts), and raisins or cranraisins... i know a lot of people don't like raisins, but through them in a bag with nuts and it's so good! Usually this was enough for me but if I needed more, I would eat hummus and celery or baby carrots or I would grab a Larabar. I love Larabars, they are one of the few energy bars that taste good and have very simple ingredients- no preservatives and weird things I can't pronounce.
- I cooked most every night. Cooking for one person is really hard, so usually I would make something simple like veggie pasta (more veggies than pasta unless I had an extra long run), just roasted or sautéed vegetables or a salad with chicken. I tried to mix it up by trying lots of different types of veggies and greens and I ate very little meat.
Drink a LOT of infused water! I need to drink more water and I've always wanted to keep pretty infused water around the house, so why not actually do it?! If you want to infuse your water as well, I've linked the pictures above to beautiful recipes I found online.