Happy Valentine's Day!!!
This morning I decided to not go for a run. It's the first Sunday in a long, long time that I didn't run. Between yesterday's 9 miles, last night's drinking, and the way I've been feeling, I decided to just sleep. It felt so good.
I don't know what it is, but after I go for runs longer than 6 miles, my stomach hurts all day long, I have no appetite, and I just feel ill. I'm trying to make sure I'm hydrated... I don't know what it is. But all day yesterday I just did not feel well. And then today it's been more of the same. Any insight?
I haven't yet decided if I'm going to go for 10 on Saturday. I would like to, but I don't know. This week Lou and I are planning on running Tuesday and Thursday, so I'm planning on strength training Monday and Wednesday (No More Trouble Zones). I think my metabolism is a mess right now. I binge eat, then I don't eat for a day, I'm not hungry, then I'm starving. I just can't figure it out! I'm trying to only eat when I'm hungry, but yesterday I only had 200 calories from when I woke up until 7:30pm, that's not good. Ahhh, I want to do these long runs, and I enjoy the challenge, but I dont like the way my body is reacting!
I am going to try to stay on more of an eating schedule next weekend and see if that helps. I'm not going to binge eat Friday night (see previous post - triscuit incident), so that should keep me 'normal' next weekend.
Today has been good, but weird! I'm so used to being so busy and having tons to do, but since I ran around like a crazy person yesterday, I had all day to relax. Weird!
I slept until 9:30, then we went to church. After church we went to lunch at Olive Garden. JJ wanted to do something for Valentine's Day, and I'm a big fan of the soup, salad and breadsticks lunch!
Did you know you can ask for light Italian dressing on the side? That's what I always get. I had 2 servings of salad, 2 bowls of Pasta e Fagioli and 1 breadstick. A bigger lunch than usual, but it's a holiday and I was actually really hungry!
Last night's dinner party was SO fun! I had Lou and his girlfriend Gina (and her daughter Kyra) over and then Whitney and Christian, who is Lou's best friend. Whitney has quickly become one of my good friends here, and it was their first time coming over to our home!
I made a dinner of salmon, chicken, risotto and spinach (all will be on the blog this week) and then we had chocolate fondue for dessert. I had 2 glasses of wine, which was great, but I had them right away on an empty stomach, so it kind of hit me really fast!
I gave JJ his Valentine's Day present last night since I thought he might want to use it while the guys were here. It was....
....a bottle of Jefferson's Kentucky Straight Bourbon! (JJ is short for Jefferson Jackson). JJ is working on collecting and tasting as many kinds of Kentucky Bourbon as possible, and I found this one last weekend for him! Don't you just love when you find the perfect gift for someone???
So here's a photo of us from last night! We're so Valentine's color coordinated (and it was just by chance!)
For dinner tonight, I made a turkey meatloaf because JJ's most favorite meal is meatloaf. I made a heart because I'm cutesy like that!
Hope you all had a LOVEly Valentine's Day!
I'm excited for this week. No big plans, but I want to get my eating and working out back on track. Get my meals back to normal, and really get some good strength training in. Hopefully tomorrow night I'll have a post that talks about how great No More Trouble Zones went!