Better late than never, right?
I didn't have crazy post-marathon cravings immediately after CIM (post-Houston has been a different story, but that's for January's post...maybe). Training hard through the holidays reminded me of why it can be difficult to train hard through the holidays eating-wise. I truly feel so much better when I'm fueling with nutrient-dense items and avoiding sugar, but wow is that difficult in December. Thanksgiving meant having unhealthy options around for one day; Christmas meant having unhealthy options around for pretty much the whole month.
Here were my top December picks - I did not get many Christmas goodie photos, though.
My taste buds love Indian food, but my stomach and GI system often don't, so it is something I avoid for the most part during heavy training when I don't want to risk screwing up a run. But I found an Indian restaurant within 0.25 mile of our hotel in San Francisco the day after the marathon, and it was amazing! I cleaned my plate and then ate everything my mom and my dad couldn't finish from theirs, and had no digestive issues so this was a complete win.
Goals for next cravings post: on time and more extensive!