I haven’t run since Saturday. I haven’t taken this kind of break from running since this summer and recently my running has taken hours out of every day, so it’s weird to actually have *time*. Monday, I went both to the regular grocery store AND Costco in addition to working, buying new running shoes, and making a bunch of appointment phone calls. Tuesday, I went to yoga class, worked 2.5 hours (I’m sure my boss is appreciating me having more focus on work LOL), did multiple loads of laundry, and went to the library. So, THIS is what it feels like to have time! I’d forgotten.
I am hoping to hit the treadmill for a short run this morning. My leg feels much improved. Fingers crossed it will still feel that way after 3 miles. The beauty of using the treadmill is that a) I tend not to hurt myself on it and b) if things do start hurting, I’m home. I’m really not up for walking home from a run tried outside. Since I’d rather not destroy my compression socks (I run in socks on the ‘mill), I’ll be wearing my usual cheap socks combined with my Tommie Copper sleeves. (Yes, I’ve lived in compression since Saturday and managed to go through four pairs of socks + one set of sleeves. Good thing I have time to do laundry!)
So, what else am I doing with my time? Eating! Yeah, I’m an emotional eater. I’ve mostly managed to keep my portions reasonable and added extra veggies where I can, but there’s still been a lot of comfort food landing on my plate.
In no particular order, some of the things I’ve eaten over the last few days (Thanks, Jenn, for WIAW)…
And my answer to stress = lots of carbs + lots of veggies. Thank goodness I love veggies.
Left to right: King Ranch Chicken* over cabbage, sauteed veggies with a roll, and veggies with avocado in a tortilla
And then my NatureBox arrived!
Because, apparently, I’ve replaced running with eating.
How’s your eating this week? Do you eat more when you aren’t exercising?
*King Ranch Chicken is one of those cream of whatever casseroles that many of us grew up eating. I “healthified” it by using a low fat soup and adding a ton of salsa instead of butter and using less cheese, but it still has a ways to go before it’s healthy. That’s why I ate a half portion over sauteed cabbage with extra salsa. Gotta be good even when you are being bad. ;o)
7 thoughts on “Free time and comfort food”
I don’t know if beer is classified as food, but it is comforting!
I hope your run goes great today – no pain anywhere!!!
Yes, I’m a stress eater (not health food either) – last week I was struggling with “stuff” and ate an entire family size bag of potato chips in about 3 days – ugh!!!!
I can be a stress eater, so when I feel that coming on I do my best to slow down and evaluate what is best. I sometimes stress eat (good stuff), I sometimes stress eat (bad stuff), but more often than not I find myself drinking more water when I’m stressed.
Sometimes I’ll just go for a walk or listen to music, too. It seems to help more as I think about what the results will be with each choice I might make.
I must admit that running takes a lot of my time. That is one reason I get up very early in the morning to get it done. When I train a lot I eat a lot. As I get older I battle more and more to keep my weight down. So I’m trying to eat a bit less while ramping up my training. Not easy!
Definitely with ya on calling beer a food! I like that 🙂
At least you are mixing in the veggies. When I start eating bad, it’s all bad. No room for fruits or veggies when I eat too much sugar. I’ve been way to bad lately.
YOU NEEED to write a book about stress eating and veggies (!!!)
not where most of us go….