I talk a lot about what I’m eating. There isn’t
much room for what I’m not eating. Mostly because
it would be boring because there isn’t much I don’t eat.
But now I’m training. And running a lot. Now let’s debunk
a myth or two. Ok just room for one tonight.
Myth: You will lose weight when training for a race.
Truth: You might gain weight when training for a race.
You run a lot of miles. But- you eat a lot of food.
While I try to keep it really healthy in this bod, it’s not
always what’s happening. When you get home from an 8
mile run- you start eating everything in sight. Doesn’t matter
if it’s a salad, muffin or small child. Or all three.
I try to keep it 80-90% good for me foods. Food is
really fuel for life. So if I’m running, I have to fuel the run.
Sure- sugar is great but you need good carbs and lots of protein
to rebuild your muscles and keep you lean.
Tonight’s fuel was a veggie burger with avocado, kale chips
and a banana with almond butter for a little treat.
I will say temptation kicks in sometimes. Especially
when you leave the gym and Chipotle suddenly moved
It’s blurry. But that white, heavenly light is the sign.
I swear it wasn’t there on Sunday!
The moral of the story is: You might not lose weight when
training for a half-mary/full mary. Don’t freak out. I’ve gained
5lbs in the process and was horrified at first. But the tradeoff is- I’m in
fantastic shape and I’m ok with it. When the race is over and my
eating habits don’t mirror that of a sumo wrestler, the weight
will come right off. So I’m not freaking out and neither should you.
What do you do to keep the pesky pounds away? What is your running diet?