Pre-Game

So this weekend Baby Brother has been visiting to run Bridge to Brews with us (and to see his favorite sister of course)

Yesterday, we went out for a happy hour, to help fuel ourselves for the race.

We hit up the McCormick and Schmick’s on the waterfront to get our pre-game on. I’m a fan of the view
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We’re serious athletes, so you should take this as a lesson on how to prepare for a race.

Hydration is important in the days leading up to a race. I had a berry drink of some sort. Which was basically a smoothie
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Healthy and hydrating.

Alternately, you can go the boys’ route and combine hydration and carbo-loading. We love the harborside McCormick’s because it’s also the PDX Full Sail, which means you get a bunch of pub-only brews
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hydration + carbs = multitasking!

Don’t tell me alcohol is dehydrating. It’s a liquid, it hydrates you. Science.

It’s also important to have protein
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And healthy fats
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(Fats are healthiest if they’re consumed with a carbohydrate. Again, science.)

And when all else fails, you can’t go wrong with the hummus platter. You just can’t.
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We also had burgers and fries. Just to double check that we got enough protein. And carbs. And super healthy fats.

And that friends is how you properly pre-game for a 10 k. I promise.

It’s science.

Race Recap tomorrow!

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6 responses to “Pre-Game

  1. Nice! I pre-gamed with boring pasta. And half a loaf of bread. I justified it by saying I was running a race in the morning, but that didn’t stop me from looking like a glutton.
    Can’t wait to read your recap!!!

  2. You and I are alike. We understand the importance of hydration, pre-race and post-race. 🙂

  3. That drink looks so refreshing!! It is inspiring a strawberry drink in my mind … the wheels are turning!

  4. I laughed out loud about the alcohol-liquid-science and the picture of the good fat and good carbs combo.

  5. Love it. Tater-tots are power-fuel for ANY activity.

  6. The tater-tots sure look good … you only had 5 hot wings?

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