I committed a rookie mistake yesterday. I’ve had my fair share of bonking in the past but never to this level. As one of my 2013 goals, I completed back-to-back spin classes last night. I don’t usually bring electrolytes or energy bars for spinning, strictly reserving them for cycling. Let’s face it, they are convenient but not the most cost-friendly. However, I knew they were necessary for a 2h15min ride & arrived prepared, consuming an energy bar before each ride with Nuun tablets in my water at all times. At 1hr45min, I suddenly hit the wall. It’s truly a bizarre feeling when the body is solely running on water & electrolytes without any “substance”. The last 0.5hr was definitely not my glory moment. Walking to the train station afterwards, I desperately consumed 2 apples (which didn’t help) to alleviate the light-headedness, eye droopiness, shortness of breath …. Ok ok, I’ll save the icky details for myself. Long story short, I was in dire need of protein, meat, fat, ANYTHING!! It wasn’t until 10:30pm when I had my dinner, followed by a quick shower and crashing on my bed. Woke up suddenly at 2am with the same light-headedness, freaked myself out & went back to sleep.
This morning was better but still a bit off. Everything I ate either got immediately metabolized or didn’t settle properly. It’s been a “non-stop eating” day with protein, oats, & LOTS of water. I whipped up some black bean burgers and homemade mango sorbet topped with greek yogurt & homemade chocolate pudding. I’m almost feeling normal now! Phew!
I like learning but seem to always do so the hard way. I’m going to take fuel more seriously next time!
What food do you bring for late night workouts? Snacks? An on-the-go dinner?