26 August 2008

Race Day Eats

This section of the race was not on a trail

I ran a 10k trail race over the weekend, making it the first real(ish) trail race I've done. It was really fun, though it was a different feeling to be running alone for 1/3 of the race, compared to road races where there are more people and it's rare to not see anyone unless you are way ahead of everyone. But it was very fun and I can't wait to run it again.

The food here was very good and a wide variety, though I tend to stick to the same two or three items whichever race I go to. These were, I think, 'vegetable desserts', which reminded me of the feud between Jerry Seinfeld's wife and the other lady who both wrote cookbooks about hiding vegetables in meals you make.
The light-colored bread is zucchini bread, I'm guessing, and the other is a brownie.

Something struck me funny about seeing all the Panera bagels everywhere, so I took this picture. Yesterday I was at Panera to find that they raised the prices of the bagels. Regular bagels are .99¢, while specialty bagels are now $1.25. I got the asiago cheese, and it seemed much different than what I remember. Granted, I never considered Panera's to be the pinnacle of bagels, but it was fairly decent for the price. Now it's just bready and flavorless. Oh well, they still have unlimited refills on coffee and tea.

Fruit platters! Fruit is the most refreshing thing after running, so I was very glad to see the array of fruit available. There was watermelon, but it's not shown. What I didn't see were any bananas, which I'm completely fine with because I hate bananas unless it's frozen in smoothies, or smashed in breads. I think of bananas as the potato of fruits.

The (possibly) zucchini brownie with raisins. I was surprised at how fudgy this was, yet very light opposed to dense. The (possible) addition of zucchini really complemented the chocolate. I would have liked to have eaten all of this, but it was pretty rich and not the taste I wanted in my mouth at the time.

Panera bagel and a mini peanut butter Luna bar

I got third in my age group!



  1. Congrats on the race! I've never ran a 10k, I can't wait to!

  2. Looks like some incredibly tasty race-day eats!! Love the fruit platter and fudgey brownie, especially :0)

    Congratulations on placing 3rd!! That's awesome!!

  3. congrats that's awesome! what race was it?

  4. Congrats on the race! 3rd in your group is no joke, so I'm very impressed :)

    So bananas are the potatoes of fruit? Very interesting concept. I'm don't hate any fruit, but I think I prefer grapes in my wine instead of whole :)

  5. SweetPotato - It's an incredibly fun distance, so I know you'll have a great time! Yes, it's different than the 5k, but still quite a bit of fun.

    VeggieGirl - The brownie was awesome, I want to make some... nooooow!

    TTFN - Thanks! It was Run, Jane, Run.

    Adam - Yeah, the starchiness of it all. Frozen grapes are really good, too!

  6. Wow, congratulations on coming third! I know what you mean about bananas they're not my favourite either although I have heard they prevent cramp


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