pre-race breakfast was 2 egg whites and a big bowl of expanding oats (1/2 cup rolled oats cooked in 1 cup water and 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk) topped with frozen blueberries, banana chunks and cinnamon! i normally don’t eat THAT much before a long run, but i woke up so hungry that i had to put something in my system that would stick.
walking to the start line with no rain this time! last year it rained the entire race AND during the post-race party, boooo.
traditional feet pic 😆
52-53 min and some change later,
DONEZO! the route was a tad bit different this year and there were hills, hill, and mo hills, whew. that Allen Parkway is a beast.
oh how i wish i could have taken pics of all the inspirational and funny things i saw:
1. i had just made it to the halfway point when a woman on a bike heading the opposite way yelled out ‘it’s fit foodie!!!’ are you kidding me!? if you could have SEEN my face light the heck UP as i cheesed, waved, and yelled hello back! i could not see you very well at ALL but THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY YEAR, LADY!! XOXO!
2. spectator sign: ‘don’t stop! ain’t nobody got time fo dat!’
3. people often run in teams or ‘centipedes’ and are linked together by a rope of some sort so that they can finish together. teamwork at its finest! i passed a team with a gentleman running alongside his IV. i did a double take for sure! yes, the stand with the wheels, the fluid bag, the WHOLE NINE. he was out there doing his thing. if he can….
4. one thing i did NOT witness was someone biting the dust, hard. happens every year. people, you gotta watch where you are going, especially running in the streets of downtown Houston. *knocks on wood*
ran into a college buddy of mine just before hitting up the post-race party. amazing run, Warren!
first things first, had to get my t-shirt before the line got too crazy. this was nothin.
i tucked it away in my bag cause i needed two free hands for all the samples i was about to acquire!! here we go:
could it be? yep, Blue Bell ice cream sandwiches and fruit pops.
stopped by the Clif Bar sample station,
the My Fit Foods associate called this mixture ‘Morning Glory’. it’s brown rice, eggs, lean ground turkey, and cheese all mixed together. it was good and something i’d throw together at home for sure.
fresh fruit (bananas and oranges), cereal bars, and scones were provided by Whole Foods,
and Fuel Kitchen supplied the breakfast tacos this year, not HEB. they were delicious though- i had eggs and chorizo in mine. a friend has been raving about the Philadelphia location to me and i can finally go experience the food for myself, sweet!
great turn out again this year! always a pleasure and honor to participate in helping preserve Houston’s bayous, trees, and the environment 🙂
goodie bag, food, coupons, t-shirt. it’s a wrap. time for a nap.
there were tons more sponsors there, check out the ones i didn’t mention.
4 years running and counting!
Q: have you eaten at Fuel Kitchen & Health Bar? is there one in your city?