Those of you endurance athletes or athletes BECOMING endurance athletes understand what I mean by this title, or at least I hope you do! Tell me I’m not the only one who’s gotten to work after a morning workout and realized you were not going to survive until lunch time without food?!? Haha, it happens to me almost on a daily basis, and has ever since I started training for marathons. So, here’s my solution for how to prevent starvation at work: Have a snack drawer! I was telling my lifting buddy about this yesterday after we finished lifting.
I’ve had a drawer specifically dedicated to snacks ever since I started my job. There have been several occasions where the lunch I brought just wasn’t large enough for my caloric expenditure for the day, so a snack was necessary!
Not only do I keep snacks in that drawer, but I also have a big tub of Recoverite and a shaker bottle for emergencies. Often times I’ll do a workout on my lunch break at work, so having some Recoverite handy is SUPER helpful! Also, occasionally I’ll have had a hard workout before work, and realize when I get there that it’s going to take another serving of Recoverite if I’m going to make it through the day. Thankfully, all I have to do is open up my drawer, and there it is.
How do you handle eating during work when training for an endurance event?
Anyone else like me and have a snack drawer?