Saturday, August 9, 2014

Running makes me hungry.

I seriously could eat nonstop right now. Between the running and the breastfeeding, I'm a bottomless pit. I've been doing what I can to balance out every plate that I put in front of me, but that's not always easy for a number of different reasons.

1) I don't live in a grocery store.
2) I have two kids that don't have much patience.
3) When I want to eat, I just want to eat.

Last night, I went for a 5-mile run. My longest postpartum run.

Needless to say, I was significantly wiped by the time I got home. Translation: Hungry.

I much prefer to run in the morning before most of my world wakes up, but these days, I just can't because of the kids. Which is fine, except now that I'm running later, I'm also eating later. Not dinner, but a post-run snack.

Last night, it was chocolate milk, half a banana and half a granola bar. Let's be honest, though. I could have eaten the whole banana and the whole granola bar. (Oh, wait. I did end up eating the whole granola bar...)

My point? Damn, if running doesn't make a person hungry ALL THE TIME.
And you non-runners probably think we eat...ahem, perfectly all the time.

Check out the Food Pyramid for Runners from Runner's World. It sheds some light.

Anyway, as I type this, the house is fast asleep and I'm, well...up for breakfast, obviously.

Busy weekend ahead! No time to waste.

Today, the beach.
Tomorrow, PiYo Live training.

Can't wait.

Question: What's your go-to late night snack?


Annmarie said...

I am seriously hungry ALL THE TIME from running! I can't imagine doing it while I was breastfeeding...I would have eaten "all the food" :)

Nicole said...

Ah I totally know what you mean about the endless hunger! (minus the breastfeeding part). But after runs (especially long ones), I swear I have a hollow leg! Haha is it bad if a lot of these meals take place standing up at my kitchen counter? oops.

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