Burgers, smoothies and half marathons. Three very different things that shouldn’t normally go together but they did for me last weekend as I took on the Edinburgh Half Marathon.
It was a great day, made all the better by the burger, chips, haggis bon bons and beer that were my post run reward. My diet was literally a game of two halves at the weekend – super healthy before the half marathon and super unhealthy afterwards – check out that burger and the chorizo meatballs on toast. I hasten to add these weren’t consumed on the same day; I don’t think my poor arteries would have coped. But hey, if you can’t throw caution to the wind after running for two hours and burning 1,600 calories when can you? Also, I couldn’t help but post my smoothie pics as I’ll be blogging about these in the next couple of weeks, as they’re recipes I know you’ll love.
For now, I’m going to take a couple of days off to ease my aching legs, but I’ll be back shortly with a post about my honest thoughts and feelings on running a half marathon and some hints and tips should you ever want to do one yourself.1 like