To celebrate a birthday, we ate at a Brazilian Steakhouse on Saturday night. For a flat fee, you can pretty much have as much meat as you can pack in...16 different kinds. I'm not a huge meat-eater, but for special occasions such as this (hello, fillet Mignon!) I had more than my fair share of protein.
The next day, still feeling full from the late dinner, I ate a NuGo bar and a cup of tea for breakfast and a NuGo bar for lunch. (I should probably note that these bars have 9 grams of protein each.) Oddly enough, later on that day, I ran the best 10 miles I ever have.
Yes, I am improving as a runner and I am (slightly) better at my training, but seriously. Ten miles of great. Sure I was wiped out at the end, but I felt awesome. (Oh, and all my co-Asics2130 fans? My feet were so happy, too, LOL.)
The reason I question this is that so many people (athletes/runners) talk about the importance of carbohydrates. After this weekend, I have to wonder if it is true for everyone. Which is why I'm asking my favorite running mamas.
Coincidence? Or maybe it has nothing to do with protein but everything to do with Brazilian steakhouses and NuGo bars. I'm okay with that, too.