So I've been working out a lot within the last couple months. Most of my cardio has been elliptical, stationary bike, rowing machine and basketball. I've felt a ton of progress in my conditioning and VO2 has shown improvement too. I really want to get into running but I'm having a lot of trouble with it. I don't think that it's my physical ability holding me back or a mental barrier by possibly nutritional. What are some meals that I can have that will provide me really good nutritional value, aren't too heavy and won't ruin my diet.
Currently I eat some peanut butter crackers and I have some unsweet ice tea before hand as hydration and a little caffeine to boost me up. I'm also worried about my sugar intake so I've tried to cut out all of that especially processed sugar. I try to run about 3 miles 2-3 times a week and I'd say I'm able to complete it without stopping about once at a 10:00min/mile pace. I'm not worried about the pace but I'd like to be able to get to a place where I can finish without stopping every time.