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?

10 thoughts on “Hungry All The Time

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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