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Packing on the Protein

I went for a run yesterday on my lunch hour and I felt great. The only thing I did any differently was eat. I have been slacking on my nutrition. Yesterday before my run I had already consumed over 30g of protein and I'm certain that is why i felt so strong. I do not usually watch how much protein I eat because I feel like everyone hyped the shit out of protein and forgot all about the other many foods we need to eat and now I went in the opposite direction.

I need to start keeping a food journal again. When I ran the Blues Cruise 50K in October I was on top of my food and I know that is why I felt great come race day. I have made it a point to drink a protein drink after every run 6 miles or longer. I prefer to use Nutiva Hemp Protein. It is an Organic Superfood that has 15 grams of protein per 3 tablespoon serving. I have never tried it with anything other than water yet and it is not very yummy at all but it is tolerable. I know you may be thinking why drink it if it doesn't taste good. I picked this product because it is far more natural than many of the other protein powders on the market and it does not contain any chemicals.

I am aiming to take in around 75 grams of protein per day, especially on run days.

How are you making sure you are getting enough protein in your diet?


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