Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Top Sources of Protein For Runners + Another Fun Summer Day!

We had fun day at the beach on Tuesday! As always, I am super grateful for my Mom who has been coming with us a ton on our various adventures. Until I am putting full weight on my knee (I have my doctor's appointment TODAY!), I need help with the three kiddos - especially SBG, as she will want to be picked up at some point.
I love to see my Mom having fun with the kiddos!



Josh and Megan were very focused on digging a huge trench (Josh cut his toe pretty badly this weekend and had to keep sand and sea water off of the toe, hence the running shoes)...



Josh found this awesome seashell!



I worked on my PT exercises. Working hard on two things: 1. Range of motion in my knee and getting it to bend comfortably. I am bending here, but not as far as my left knee can bend. It also feels a little stiff and if I try and push it further, it hurts a bit. This is normal and I will keep slowly working to get there.



2. Straight leg raises. I start off keeping the right leg straight on the ground, squeeeeze the quad muscle as hard as I can and then lift into the air. 3 sets of 15 reps. My knee is slightly bent and it needs to be straight. I'm working on that! (Follow me on Instagram!)


When I went to PT on Monday, my therapist told me to really focus on eating a lot of protein to help build back what I lost during the surgery. 50-60 grams per day. This had me thinking about how important protein is for runners and how necessary it is for our bodies. I found a quick list of top sources of protein for runners and I hope you find this as helpful as I did! (source)


1. Wild salmon
2. Almonds
3. Roasted turkey breast
4. Low fat yogurt
5. Grass fed beef
6. Eggs
7. Albacore tuna
8. Boneless, skinless chicken breast
9. Chocolate flavored skim milk
10. Soy Protein
11. Whey protein isolate

I love wild salmon and need to make sure I am having that every week. I don't eat a lot of beef, so I wouldn't mind having a small piece every now and then. Other than that, I feel good about the variety of protein I am getting in my diet.

Well friends, I hope you have an awesome Wednesday! We are already half way through the week!!


What are your favorite sources of protein?

Are you running hard today, or is it a recovery day?



Happiness Is Running Life!

xo,
Natalie




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