Recovery and Rudi’s Gluten Free Tortillas are a hit

by Joanne on October 9, 2012

It’s odd how you can feel great after running 26.2 miles faster than you have ever done before and even the day after, you’re a little sore but still proud of yourself for not hobbling around, limping, moaning, you might even consider going for a run.  It’s even odder, more odd? that the day after that your body feels as if you’ve been rolled and kicked.  Your stomach is crying out for more food but at the same time being picky about what it receives. On this day, you’re pretty darned glad you don’t have to run.

Yes, recovery is odd. Three weeks ago, I ran a marathon seconds faster than ever before. The following weekend, I resumed training for another marathon. Last Sunday, I ran that second marathon minutes faster than ever before and now it’s time for a “time out”.   Recovery is tough.  The excitement of your achievement makes you want to immediately pick up where you left off and get running but your body needs rest, repair, and recovery. It’s a tough fight.  It’s a fight I’m in the middle of right now.

One area where there is no argument between mind and body is food.  As soon as we got home from the marathon, I put the pan on the stove and made a wonderful omelet wrapped lovingly in a Rudi’s Gluten Free Tortilla.

I had a choice between three flavors:  Plain, Fiesta and Spinach flavor. These tortillas are light, don’t get soggy and have a nice fresh flavor. 

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Revitalizing with carbohydrates from Rudi’s and protein from Eggbeaters, washed down with a glass of low fat chocolate milk since that’s been my go-to drink during this marathon training routine, helps repair the endurance damage.


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My favorite omelet was made up of 3/4 cup EggBeaters, 1/4 cup of Italian greens (escarole with cheese and hot peppers), 1/4 of a cooked sweet potato(chopped), and a sprinkle of feta cheese.  Toast Rudi’s tortillas in the toaster oven, just until warmed through, then roll the omelet up like a wrap.

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I couldn’t decide which I wanted, the Fiesta or Spinach, so Ted and I split one each.  I liked the spinach the best. It has more flavor.

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If you enjoy gluten free products, make sure to try these nifty new tortillas. They are made with whole grain flour (sorghum, rice, corn, amaranth, quinoa, millet, and teff), have some flavor added such as onion, pepper, garlic, carrot, parsley and prepared with “sunshine” and a guarantee for “No Junk!”. 

Coupons might be available but recipes for sure at rudis gluten free bakery.

Do you do Gluten or are you FREE?  What’s your favorite Gluten Free product?

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  • At 2012.10.10 08:42, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

    Have you ever done two marathons so close together like that? Are you finding the recovery worse than normal this time because they were so close together?

    I DEFINITELY notice lots of benefits if I go for a GF diet – but I don’t plan well enough to make that really work so we’ve made lots of minor changes to reduce gluten. My favorite would be the Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta. It’s a corn / quinoa blend that you can get in many different fun shapes and it tastes great.

    • At 2012.10.10 15:24, CCU said:

      I love these various wrap breads my friend, it would be pressing to choose just one to eat 😀
      Your running continues to amaze!

      Choc Chip Uru

      • At 2012.10.10 17:01, Lori said:

        Recovery is a weird thing, isn’t it?

        I don’t eat as much gluten as I used to and I find it really helps me a lot. I still eat a fair amount of carbs with fruits, rice and potatoes, but really only eat bread a couple times a week (bagels!).

        • At 2012.10.10 20:48, Pam said:

          My tummy gets picky after a 3 mile run, I can only imagine after a full marathon. Hope yours settles down soon! I bet sweet potatoes will help, they seem to be quite soothing.
          I’ll have look for the Rudi’s wraps in store, they look really good!

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