Today is a much needed day off. I ran a lot last week and I feel it. The good news is that my hip hasn’t been hurting much and I am still taking no meds for pain!!! The bad news is that I carbed out over the weekend. Yes, I eat Pizza and a couple cupcakes and… I won’t go on, you get the picture.
As I was running Thursday and Friday, I could feel that my carbs were low. Those runs we not easy and I felt like I was doing everything I could just to keep going. Friday night I bought the family some pizza. I was famished. I had 5 pieces. The rest of the weekend, I didn’t do much better.
I gained 4 lbs over the weekend. I assume some will leave if I eat well this week, but with 2 work lunches and a work breakfast on the calendar this week, it is going to be hard.
Anytime I hit a wall, I try to figure out how to get over that wall. My plan this time is to eat my low carb diet this week, but eat 1 whole wheat bagel each day. These bagels got an A- on my Fooducate app, so I thought I’d give them a try. My thought here is that one bagel a day will give me enough carbs that I won’t go crazy by the weekend and I can continue running without feeling like my legs are going to collapse. Since today is my day off, I won’t eat one today, but starting tomorrow, I am going to give it a try and see if I can’t reach some type of balance.
I hate this whole running/dieting thing. According to my app, I used up 1,400 calories in my run yesterday, and I still gained 2 lbs from what I eat. This is crazy if you ask me – which you didn’t – which is why I am writing about it in my blog in order to blow off some steam.
Thanks for listening – reading – whatever.
Ultimately, balance is the key. It is the key to life, running, eating, sleeping, just about everything. I hope I can figure out the balance between eating and running. If anyone has ever been successful in this area, let me know.