Healthy planning for race sherpa duties

This weekend, actually tomorrow, we are loading up to drive to Chattanooga, TN for 70.3 Choo! No, I’m not racing! At this point in my life I don’t have the desire to do a half iron or full iron distance race. However, the hubby does enjoy it, at least leading up to peak week and the actual race day, so we are gearing up.

he isn’t a fan of training

I however, am gearing up to be race support. Which is more about planning on where to get food, where to cheer, and when to be at certain points for moral support! Also, lots of holding stuff and making sure he didn’t forget to do things like eat breakfast or take things. Now all of this was great before I started limiting sugar and processed foods. This makes my efforts a little more challenging and I actually have to plan!

This means I have purchased some microwave friendly items, some car snack friendly items, and some on-the-go protein items!

yummy goodies ready to pack!

Most important are the on-the-go protein items. I went with some Krave Pink Peppercorn beef jerky and some Seafare pacific smoked salmon. I’ve never tried the salmon before but I think it will be a good choice! (not a sponsored post, just what I bought). These are both bag friendly items I can take with me in the morning when I’m hungry but it is too early for breakfast places to be open! #coffeeislife

I also got some Bare apple chips and whole grain goldfish for the car ride! I also love Kodiak Cakes Powercakes it will give me a protein breakfast at 5am when we head to the transition area but don’t have a kitchen to make a real breakfast in! These tend to be my go-to option when traveling since even though our hotel has free breakfast it doesn’t start serving before the race!

Traveling and food planning really don’t go hand-in-hand. I’m making the best choices I can given the limited options. I will also be packing a cooler for the car with water bottles and a healthy lunch! Hopefully, I can make the best decisions possible while enjoying the local fare as well!

Photos are part of Sherpa duties

Any suggestions on places to try in Chattanooga?

2 thoughts on “Healthy planning for race sherpa duties

  1. Allison says:

    We’re flying up this morning. Not racing, but supporting my friends and volunteering as a wetsuit stripper. Can’t wait!

    • Miles of Sunshine says:

      Awesome! That’s a fun volunteer gig! We are just hoping the race happens. Weather isn’t looking too good right now!

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