Tasty Tuesday Series: Ragnar Recovery

So I’m back at home, rested and over the Cafe Rio fiasco. I’ve been drinking recovery green smoothies with maca like a fool and downing shots of wheat grass like it’s nobody’s business.

Erika and I at the finish line

Race Lowlights:

Using Honey Buckets for more than 30 hours straight

Getting the ‘runs’ during my 9 mile unsupported downhill mountain leg due to a questionable coconut water beverage I consumed at the first exchange. Let’s just say I was grateful for some bushes to offer cover and that what I used to ahem, clean myself, was NOT poison ivy

Having to have Steve take over for the last 3 miles of said above downhill leg because I couldn’t finish it

Telling Erika gleefully that we were having whole grain waffles for breakfast then remembering she is on a grain restricted diet for another week. Sorry!

Race Highlights:

Hanging out with some of my very best friends while running through some of the most beautiful terrain ever, what could be more fun than that?

Christina getting interviewed by local news while wearing her light up Medusa hairdo

The dude that kept flashing his nipple at us while running as Erika and I made catcalls out to him out of the back of the truck

Finishing with no black toenails and no vomiting

Eating Amanda’s giant homemade Larabar

Sleeping at Steve’s Cabin for a few hours and eating Sue’s spaghetti dinner she makes every year

Eating Oreo’s for the first time in months, because, hey they’re vegan and junk food at Ragnar once a year won’t kill me

Not being crazy sore or stiff after the race (thank’s plant-based diet!)

These Carb-Load Rolls I make every year for Ragnar (sorry, we ate them, no photos)

Ragnar Carb-Load Fruited Nut Rolls

Ingredients: 2 C. white whole wheat flour, 2 C. unbleached organic flour, 2 C. rolled oats, 1/4 C. vital wheat gluten, 2.5 c. warm soymilk, 1 T. coconut oil, 1/2 C. dried blueberries, 1/2 C. dried cranberries, 1/2 C. dried zante currants, 1 C. chopped pecans, 1/4 C. agave, 1 t. cinnamon, 1.5 T. heaped active dry yeast and 1 T. salt. Method: Combine all ingredients in kneading apparatus (I use my bread-maker) and let knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Remove dough, divide into 24 pieces. Place side by side on a large cookie sheet. Let rise until doubled in size in a warm place for about an hour. Rolls should be touching. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.

More photos and details coming on Somer Saturday

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27 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday Series: Ragnar Recovery

    • Haha! Thanks! I do own a pair of blue superhero tights, but they were from a Nacho Libre costume, which is my kind of superhero ;)

    • Why on earth do they call them honey buckets is what I want to know!?! There is nothing sweet or nice about them ;)

      Super fun, this was my 5th year running it. All ready signed up for next year.

    • I second the photo shop idea. Or even better, a group hike with photo shoot round 2! :) And yes, the larabars were a delightful hightlight- a saving grace in ravenous post-run moments. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • It pretty much sucked at that point! Everything else was crazy fun! Thank goodness for Steve taking over at mile 6, he didn’t even flinch even though he had ran a marathon the weekend before, but then again that’s Steve for you! ;)

    • Makes you wonder how the natives survived without toilet paper? I gotta do more plant research if I’m gonna have that kind of relationship with the woods!

      Yes, otherwise it was absolutely amazing! And now I know not to drink coconut beverages when I run!

  1. Don’t stress the waffle moment- I think it may have been worse for you than me. I was just happy to get in a shower. The smell of breadsticks the night before just about did me in though….. A rockin good time. Loved every minute. The cackling from the back of the pickup was a highlight for sure- hooray for the camping chair hookup and your finally relinquishing use of the truck bed.

    • okay then. I know, I struggled with the breadsticks too. They had butter and cheese. I didn’t eat them either.

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