Athlete’s Plate by the Athletes

Last week I sent out a message to both Twitter and Facebook looking to resurrect The Athlete’s Plate (last one was done July 14.)  I wanted to bring it back in a slightly different form and maybe my mojo for creating some athlete based menus would return at the same time.

I asked that people take pictures of what they ate in a day (from sun up to sun down) and I got a few inquiries into what I was looking for.  I just wanted pictures, a bio and some links (if they had them) to promote what athlete’s eat on a daily basis.  I believe there is this belief that we don’t eat food.  That our diets consist of egg whites, nut butter and air.  In reality we couldn’t do what we do without the right combination of real foods (and no that does not include the fake meat at Taco Bell.

Today’s re-incarnated Athlete’s Plate is brought to you by Becky Rohrer who is 37 yrs old and taking a temporary retirement from the medical field to be a stay at home wife/mother of two young kids.  She raises backyard chickens and keeps a large vegetable garden.  Her PR’s  are 5k, 0:19:05.  Newport marathon, 3:37:30.  Blue Lake sprint tri 1:25:04 (800yd Swim, 12mile Bike, 5k Run.)  A Lifelong runner, back to back marathons brought on a Spring injury, which pushed her into the pool.  A few lessons and she learned to swim for the first time.  Did her first triathlon in June, and fell in love with the challenge, competition, and full body conditioning (sound familiar?)

With being a multitasking mom it is easy to neglect your diet.  She found this to have a NEGATIVE effect on performance and whole body health.  Specifically strength, endurance, sleep, and bone density.
Activities –  cook/eat, train (there is a website name in there somewhere), garden, downhill ski, camp, snowshoe, backpacking, hanging out with family and friends.

Thank you to Becky for allowing me to post her Athlete’s Plate




Who can't use a cup of coffee in the morning?



Great way to start the day with fiber and protein is cereal



Eggs are a great source of protein plus bread provides carbs



Great snack with fiber, proteins and fats



Greek yogurt is a great source of protein



Don't deny yourself a treat



majority of plate is veggies plus omega 3s in the fish



There is nothing in this daily menu that I would take out from an athlete’s diet (the fish would have to be substituted for a vegan/vegetarian athlete.)

Becky – great job on your diet and terrific combination of macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats.)


If you would like to be featured on the Athlete’s Plate please contact me and we can schedule your menu to be posted.

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  1. Matt Oravec says:

    MMMMMMM, COOKIES! Nom Nom Nom!
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  2. marlene says:

    Thanks for sharing, Becky! I LOVE seeing what other athletes are eating.

    I’m working on getting my act together for a submission!!
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  3. caroline says:

    I love this new version of it!
    this could be really interesting as long as people are 100% honest!! if there is junk…show it! :)
    would include what people drink as well..including during training!
    and the supplements also…everything!

    thanks to Becky for being the first one to share!
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  4. Nora says:

    She had me at coffee
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    • CTER says:

      After the war with my legs I just had I need a cup of joe to get me straight again. Might just go make one if my legs would move.

      • Nora says:

        You’re so awesome! Wish we all could meet for a cup of Joe!
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        • CTER says:

          Seriously would love to drink a cup of coffee with all of you. I need to be independently wealthy. Anybody got a rich uncle who wants to adopt me? We shall meet and we shall meet soon.

          BTW – I have not been able to get up I’m still hurting from the run I just had. 107* temps and cruise intervals were the death of these legs. Thankfully tomorrow is a rest day.

          • Nora says:

            Holy Hell! Jason, I hope you are resting. Some day we will..
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          • CTER says:

            Going to get up now, make coffee get in the shower and head to a team dinner for Marathon Makeover. Once I get home it is bed time and no training in the AM so I should be able to sleep until at least 630am…..LOL!

  5. Jill says:

    I like the new version…you should put her picture up, too, so we can see who we’re featuring :).

    My favorite breakfast is a bowel of Kelloggs Protein Plus cereal and a banana.
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    • CTER says:

      Becky wanted to remain anonymous and she doesn’t have a Facebook, Twitter or Blog account and thus why I did not get to put a picture of her up. When are you taking your pics?

  6. Jeff Irvin says:

    Coffee, eggs, cereal… Becky and I share a lot of breakfasts!!
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  7. Laura says:

    I LOVE seeing these! Thanks for sharing Becky.

  8. Becky says:

    This was fun. As I told Jason earlier, it makes you a VERY conscious eater. The things I avoided on this day were Tim’s Cascade Jalapeño potato chips (I had finished them the night before) and the leftovers off my kids’ plates. I take a multi, and Vit D supplement. Sometimes I’ll pop a few Omega-3, but prefer it in food. I drink coffee, lots of water, and a couple mico brews a week. At the moment I am preparing to run leg 5 of the Hood to Coast relay. I look forward to seeing all of your meals now!

  9. Michael says:

    Love the great new idea!
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  10. XLMIC says:

    This is such a great idea. I look forward to participating :)
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