Hungry All The Time

Tuesday: 2 mile walk and 20 minute YogaDownload video on YouTube

Wednesday: 6 miles (58:09)

I could not get myself to run yesterday.  I always take Monday off and I was just so exhausted after school yesterday, I just came home and sat on the couch.  I convinced myself I could just go for a walk and do some yoga to stretch out my legs and it would be okay.  I have not been following my training plan very well this spring, between the pulled calf muscle and just feeling too busy I haven’t been able to run as much as I should.  After I hurt my calf and took off a full week, I almost always took off one of my shorter mid-week runs each week.  I always did the mid-week long and the weekend long.  So, I would not suggest trying to train for a marathon this way, because it almost always ends in injury.  Luckily, the race is soon and I my legs are feeling pretty good.

I forgot to post this picture with my 20 mile post, but this was the food I packed to take with me to the rail trail for my 20 miles last Saturday.  I am loving the mini bagels with Peanut Butter and Co (best peanut butter ever… and now Target sells it!!!) and had one next to my bed to eat at 5:30 am Saturday morning before I went downstairs at 6am to try to eat some oatmeal.

Love my lemon-lime gatorade, vanilla GU, PB Luna protein bars and GOLDFISH CRACKERS. Yes, I’m still obsessed with them and I am currently out and very sad.  Those little fishies hold me over at school because… I AM HUNGRY ALL THE TIME.  It’s actually really annoying, but I feel like my appetite is starting to calm down.  I wasn’t that hungry Saturday after running the 20, but I was starving Sunday-Tuesday.  I seriously want to eat every hour.  I’m currently eating these…

I might as well just finish the bag tonight since I’m sad that I’m out of goldfish crackers.

 As I’ve mentioned before, I am completely in love with my Walmart compression socks.  Yes, I have the cute pink running compression sleeves but there is no stopping these tan babies.  They are awesome and super tight.  I went to Walmart Saturday night and spotted these gorgeous OPEN TOE socks!! I’ve been telling my friend Amy to buy them for the past 6 months and when I found these (across from the pharmacy), I had to take a picture to send to her.  Just look at that picture! A couple wearing those open toe tan beasts and they are playing footsies under a table?! Amy couldn’t resist and she bought her and her husband a pair.  She is obviously required to reenact this photo and send it to me so I can post :)

On a serious note, I have been having major sleep issues over the past month or so.  I can fall asleep, but I can’t stay asleep more than 4 hours.  I’m exhausted and I’m noticing a pattern where it is worse the day or two after a long run.  I’ve never had this happen before!  I’m hoping it goes away after the marathon, because I would love to sleep past 3 am.  Does anyone have trouble sleeping or staying asleep after long runs?

Posted on May 2, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. That white chocolate PB is SO GOOD! I’ll have to look for it at my local Target!

  2. Have you ever tried the Honey Stinger gel stuff? I bought some Honey Stinger, but I haven’t tried it yet because I haven’t done a long run in awhile. I can’t do GU because of the texture, and I heard the HS wasn’t as bad.

  3. That picture on the compression socks is hilarious! I am glad to hear that you like just the plain ones. I may check them out as a cheaper-on the go option in case I forget mine.
    I am very hungry and have trouble sleeping after long runs. I find to beat the hunger days after that I have fuel immediately and often for the hours after a long run. By the next morning my appetite is back to normal. The sleep thing for me is due to restless legs and an overactive brain. I will take a melatonin tablet before bed. It’s an all natural sleep aid. I only take it after long runs or races, so it’s non addictive and it doesn’t leave me drowsy.

    • LOL I know… the compression picture is great! You seriously need to invest in the cheap walmart ones because they are fantastic! I never thought about it, but I really don’t eat much the day of a long run so that is probably why I am so hungry. Also, thanks for the melatonin tablet I definitely need to try that. I’ve had the restless leg thing before but I don’t think thats what it is right now.

  4. OMG I love that Peanut Butter & Co PB! Super yummy on everything. .. esp in cookies. :) Also love twizzlers! I might have to go buy myself a bag after reading this post. ;)

  5. Just checking in on you – I have not commented in forever! I also have trouble staying asleep at night and have been taking melatonin as a sleep aid. I also find it helps if I stay off my computer/phone for the last hour of the day, turn off the tv and read to wind down before bed. If I am really tired, I sip some Yogi tea (http://shop.yogiproducts.com/Rest-and-Relax-Sampler/p/YOG-076950450592&c=Yogi@HerbalTea) and then I can usually get some rest!

  6. Hahahaha, you kill me! I am HOWLING at those compression socks!!!!! And now I also want goldfish crackers. ;-)

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