I headed out for a quick three mile run today after Beer Geek got home. The plan was to run for 30 minutes at whatever pace felt good and call it a day. As I crossed the major road that cuts our neighborhood in half, I noticed a lot more cars then normal. Apparently, there was a fender bender on one of the roads that acts as a boundary to our neighborhood, so a lot of people were being forced into the residential neighborhood as part of their commute. I felt like I spent the whole run dodging lost drivers. Not fun.
I also felt like I was carrying a bowling ball in my belly while I was running. Shoo and I were forced to wait on lunch until almost one o’clock. We shared an apple, but I was pretty ravenous by the time we had access to the kitchen again. (Nothing serious, just the maid service). I had a slice of cheese while I waited for the soup to heat. Then I discovered that I didn’t like the soup (luckily Shoo did and he ate most of the can) , so I had more cheese, a pita, some almonds, some plantain chips,… I was so hungry that my body didn’t seem to realize when I hit full. I just kept eating. Ugh! Even when my mind was saying that I should have had enough to eat, my belly was screaming for more. All that food just sat there while I ran.
Not that that stopped me from having two margaritas, some queso dip, and a half a burrito while out at a Mom’s Night Out tonight. And I wonder why the scale doesn’t budge and my shorts don’t fit. (And earlier I was thinking “wow, no alcohol in a while”. LOL My run should be awesome tomorrow).
Running – 3.23 miles in 30 minutes
Walking – 2.5 miles
Strength – lower body
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Margaritas….yummmmmmm. I also love Plaintain Chips. I once ate a whole 3 lb bag of them while studying for an exam in college. Talk about painful tummy!The food digestion issue is the biggest problem for me and running in the evening! I find I end up eating all carbs all day long just so that things are settled in there.Thanks for the bfeeding advice!
That’s my biggest issue to running in the evening. It’s a battle between running or eating. Eating usually wins. Then I have a two-hour rule (helps prevent the iron bowling ball effect) but by then it’s super late and I just want to climb into bed.
I overeat when I wait too long between meals. My stomach has a very short timeframe that it's actually happy & satisfied.Hey – I'm totally sold on the drinkypoo's before runs. Had a beer the night before my long run this week – worked beautifully, I thought.
When you said this “I also felt like I was carrying a bowling ball in my belly” I immediately thought you were going to tell us you are pregnant LOL
the balance of eating to much/not enough before a run is still a tough one for me.
thats the problem with waiting until you are hungry before you eat. the body gets confused and it’s really easy to over eat. dang body!