This is what I typically eat after a run: caprese salad (stay alive, little basil plant!) and TJ's soup (not just great for brunch!). Simple and healthy.
Tonight I'm adding a mojito to celebrate a particularly triumphant run. After having progressed from three five-minute runs (three minutes walking) to two eight-minute runs (five minutes walking), I'd been hitting a wall with the single 20-minute run. The most I could manage at each attempt was 12 minutes. That discouragement, along with hotter days--which mean I don't leave immediately after getting back from work, which in turn means I am less likely to get out the door at all--gradually increased the days between my runs.
Until today. I'd left my sunglasses at my brother's place and decided that I'd run over to retrieve them. I did a ten-minute warmup walk and then ran. For 22 minutes straight--huzzah!
I'm feeling very proud of myself indeed, pumped to keep running, and very deserving of the mojito by my side. Cheers!
Oh, BTW, I signed up for that half marathon after all.