The truth is I eat what ever I want!!! Unfortunatly I like to eat a lot of things that don't help my run! Not to mention what I drink.... please let's not go there! I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Yesterday it all caught up to me! I planned a nice 8 miler with a couple of my teamates for the You Go Girl race coming up in less than 4 weeks! I mapped our route and chose some new territory that I am not familiar with. I told the girls there wouldn't be too many hills, if any and we went on our way.... It was sooo nice to catch up and chat for the first 3 miles. I was feeling great! We came to a campground that I didn't have planned but decided to run a loop through it, it was a little hilly but not too bad. We took a quick break and I took half a GU, thought I would start trying them out again to see if my stomach felt ok. About a half a mile later I saw a huge hill coming, I new this was here but I thought it was short and sweet. It turned a corner and I saw a MOTHER OF A HILL THAT NEVER ENDED! I stopped and walked, ran, walked, ran, walked, ran......... the girls were way ahead of me and I was feeling pooped. Once we got to the flat point I told the gals where we were going and that there would be another incline coming up, not a hill, but a LONG GRADUAL CLIMB! I was not in it anymore, I HAD NO ENERGY! ( Pause, do you always think that food is energy? I realized that I ate some ravioli the night before, and BEER.) I walked and ran and walked and ran...... until we reached the top again. Now the pressure. I am a team Captain for crying out loud! What kind of an example am I setting here? I was complaining and laying it all out there for these girls to listen too. I'm sorry you have to wait for me! I eat too much! I drink too MUCH! I am not ready for this race! I am tired! I have no energy! Yadda Yadda Yadda! Finally I told them, that is it I am in need of accountability! So starting today until race day (Sept 26th) I am going to post everything I eat and drink on my blog! Woops! Did I say that? YES I did......
Back to the run.... we kept going and the next hill I walk ran walk ran walk.... yelling just go ahead ladies I will catch up with you later. Now my brain is shutting down, I am thinking my foot hurts, my back hurts, I am tired....... I take a little short cut and finish my run at 7 miles. Walking back to the gym like a sad little puppy with my tail between my legs. I felt the guilt setting in. And was TIRED! POOPED! Just wanted to go home and go to sleep!
SO Back to what I ate......
Breakfast: 2 eggs with cheese and half a pb and jelly toast, coffee with cream
Gatorade G2 mixed with water
Lunch: Half tuna sandwich, only pickle mustard and lettuce and Half a Clif Builder bar
Veinte Black tea with one splenda
Snack: grape nuts, skim milk, raspberries
Dinner: Pork Tenderloin, Baked sweet poatoes diced in EVOO, Corn on Cob, Green salad (Romaine, carrots, cucumber, mushroom, red pepper, celery, a few little gold fish and Cottage cheese for dressing).
Dessert: Chocolate Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich
I was so hungry YESTERDAY! This was toning it down a bit, does it look like it? I mean sure you don't know what I normally eat, but I did burn 1000 calories on my run, so I think I did pretty good.
My Goal with all of this is to drop a few lbs before the big race!
Current Weight: 193
I would like to be at 185 on race day! 25 days to go!