Three days this week I ran 3 miles a day. Three days this week I gained 1 lb each day. So 3 runs and 3 lbs gained. Hmmm. I am not eating poorly. Of course I am eating more than when I was on the diet, but I could never run without some food and carbs.
Yesterday was my 4th run of the week. I ran 4 miles rather than 3. I am gradually increasing my mileage this week and going to try running a normal week next week. It was a good run with some hip pain in the beginning, but the pain went away as I concentrated on relaxing and my keeping my running form.
This is the interesting part. I lost a half pound when I weighed in this morning. The reason it is interesting is that I remember last summer as I graduated from 3 miles to 4, I began loosing weight. Each day I ran 4, I lost some. Each day I ran 3, I didn’t. Now yesterday I ran 4 and lost weight. I don’t know what that one mile means, but 4 seems to be the magic number for me to loose weight running.
All that to say, when I was running 5 to 7 miles a day and 10 on Sunday, I rarely lost any weight. It was always confusing to me. I think that at that mileage, my body is trying to hold onto fat since it knows I will need it for my runs. That is the only reason I can come up with as to why I can run 40 miles in a week and sometimes gain weight.
Today is a 4 mile run. I’ll be interested to see if I loose weight in the morning. At least I am back under 180. I don’t want to go back to the 190’s. Right now I am off all meds and for the first time in a long time my blood pressure is down to normal.
I’d say my 2 weeks off and my diet was a good idea. I love wisdom!!