Monday I had a very early flight to San Diego and was running late. It took longer to get an uber than I expected at that early hour. My flight was delayed by 10 mins, which gave me just enough to help me get through security. I had just enough time to spare, but not enough time to wait in those long lines at the airport for coffee and something quick, let’s say a bagel for example.
I had some coffee at home while getting ready as usual. I’m much more sharp after some coffee, even though I am a morning person and don’t need it. I could forget something if I’m moving slow, but luckily I didn’t forget a thing.
So, I got on the plane alright and got some coffee and water, and peanuts. I ate the peanuts and drank the coffee. I felt great. I made it to San Diego with barely enough time to get to my connection. I had to go through security again. I love San Diego. Even though I didn’t get to leave the airport, I love looking around and seeing the water, boats, and hills.
Once on the plane, I ordered the same thing–coffee and water. The cups are so small on the plane I’m not sure they count. I ate another package of peanuts. I was plowing through Born to Run. I’m a really fast reader, maybe because I was an English major and have done so much reading? After those peanuts I felt mentally more aware and focused. I bought the book Grain Brain but haven’t read it yet. After eating the peanuts I felt completely different than how I usually feel in the morning. Often times I crash with carbs in the morning. I try to stick to as much fat and protein as possible, but this really affirmed how I need to eat for my body.
After the package of peanuts I knew I needed a little more food and remembered I had a curate bar. I had one of those and didn’t eat again until after I landed in Seattle and got lunch. I didn’t feel my blood sugar spike and crash. I felt healthy all day. So, I’m taking this fat in the morning seriously.
Yesterday before my run, I had a handful of peanuts. I am now starting every day with peanuts. I want my brain and stomach to expect fat in the morning. How is it that I like peanuts but don’t like peanut butter?
I was reading in Born to Run that humans are very good are running slow and burning fat. I want to be less dependent on carbs and don’t want to need to cater to my body’s demands for certain foods. I feel so much better eating this way I haven’t even missed english muffins and toast with eggs/avocado. I will try to eat eggs without bread. Yesterday I had huevos rancheros. It was served on black bean chili with corn tortillas. YUM!
But, don’t think I’m taking this health kick too far. I plan to try a doughnut while I’m here. I hear there are some real good doughnut places here.
Suggestions for doughnut shops in Seattle?