Half Marathon Carb Load

The biggest Marathon in Louisville is the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon! Prior to this year, I had run the half marathon twice with my sister! This is the only one I’ve ever done. The hardest part for me is the training. I work so much and you really have to be on top of your training. In the past, I’ve been pretty good about it. This year was another story. I was at the peak of my busiest time at the salon. On top of that, it was the most booked my schedule behind the chair had been. So, I knew I would be facing a Challenge.

One of the most important things (aside from your training) is your meals. I am talking about carb loading specifically. Of course you carb load leading up to the race. I also carb load after its over. Its been a tradition for my sister and I to go get pizza with whoever was there supporting us afterwards.

This year, we had a few more friends join us for the race! So, we decided instead of taking up all that space at a restaurant.. we could just head back to my place and order pizza. {INSERT PAPA JOHN’S SAVING THE DAY} We ordered it and it was there in a jiffy! As much as it’s important to carb load, don’t forget your protein and healthy fats! So, load as much of that onto that pizza as you can! Also, don’t forget to get a side of the cheese sauce and use code ‘Katie25’ for 25% off your order! https://www.papajohns.com/


For those of you that don’t know Skipp and I personally, I must inform you we LOVE to eat out. Big Foodies over here! Like it’s one of our favorite things to do – go get some tasty foods, a couple drinks and just talk and enjoy each other’s company! We aren’t much for chain restaurants and usually try to pick local things. So when we heard Couvillion opened.. it was high on our list seeing that they were a cajun style restaurant. (We love anything that has a little cajun or spice to it.)

We decided last night it was time to try it. We got lucky enough that we chose a night when we were getting a glimpse of the fall weather where were sitting in the 70’s. So I wore a little yellow romper from General Eccentric (another local) with a duster cardigan over it and little booties and it was perfect! I will try to find some like it because I’ve had several questions about that romper.

Anywho, onto the food. If I’m being completely honset – our original plan was to do more of a progressive style dinner this night. We got an early start (we’re always getting a late start to our nights) so we figured it was the perfect night to do it! So Couvillion was our first stop of the night. We had no idea until we arrived that they at taken over Finn’s old location. We loved Finn’s so we were sad at first and knew they had big shoes to fill. They exceeded our expectations!

We started with our drink order which was pretty standard – red wine for me, beer for him. Right after the server walked away, I realized they had Frose. I love frose. So I already knew I was gonna have to order that. Next came our food decisions. Thinking we were just going to have a couple small things and move onto the next location, we chose the Cauliflower. After skimming the menu a little longer we decided we also needed the Ribs.

The cauliflower came out in larger seared wedges. The real seller on that for me was the creole mustard vinaigrette it came slathered in. It was also topped with chili flakes – second seller. It’s a must! The ribs were not your typical ribs. The menu said house sauce I believe but we had to ask. They had some sort of peanut Thai sauce that was sooo dag on tasty. They were even topped with peanuts! Then to top it all off, it was served on top of a “smoked hoecake”. I didn’t know what it was either but it tasted like a cornbread pancake. So needless to say, it was a tasty combination of flavors.

I think one of our favorite things honestly, was our server. He was so great and knowledgable. I wish I could remember his name. He was so confident in their food. There was on point that he passed by..  and instead of saying how is everything.. he saw us chowing down and said “So good, right? Told ya you’d love it!” And we both just looked at each other like yeah!! It IS so good!!!

Verdict – we will be back Couvillion, we will be back.