I forgot to blog about my Wednesday run. It's probably because I want to forget about it. I really wasn't feeling the workout. I also think I started out running too fast. Long story short, I stopped after mile 1 and walked the rest of the way home.
Fast forward to this morning. I got up and said a prayer of thanks for the progress I made. I also asked for help because I wanted to run two miles. Long story short, I did it! I really believe I could have gone farther but I didn't want to push it too far.
After running, I usually am totally spent. I felt a bit different this morning. I've been eating a little more for the past few days. I've been maintaining my calories between 1400 to 1600. Lately, I've been eating between 1600 to 1900. I made a note on Friday to contact my company's nutritionist next week. This is a huge dilemma for me because I do not want to use running as an excuse to overeat. I am aware of someone who is binge eater who uses running to try to balance out the calories she consumes. I don't want to get caught up in that. My OA sponsor is supportive of my increasing my calories so this keeps me accountable. In fact, there are days she's told me my food intake is too low.
Anyhow, I realize as I increase my running distance, I will also have to adjust my food plan.
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