My neon yellow Pro Compression socks that I ordered a few days before I left for camp finally arrived at the camp address!! I wear them all around the cabin without fear of judgement!! They are the best since I am on my feet all day long. I literally feel the blood pooling in my feet and giving me cankles. I will try to snap a pic of them next time so we can adequately see the calf merging with the ankle…
So while I am pleased with the amount of running I have gotten in here at camp despite the early hours, looooong days and nights, and almost zero solid sleep… the food has been another issue.
I thought I was doing ok, but I had one of Andrea’s “Old Ways” anxiety and freak out’s yesterday morning after breakfast. I did not run yesterday which was a good call. My legs could barely hold me up while working the rope swing, let alone running. My right hip is also really starting to hurt which is a problem since it is the exact pain I felt for months after the Marine Corps Marathon in 2011. Ahhh say it ain’t so!! Also with the lack of sleep, a day off was a good call.
After a HUGE BREAKFAST (just like every meal we eat here) I did a quick inventory on how much I had been eating not just at breakfast, but at every meal. And for snacks I would eat at least 10 apples a day. I LOVE APPLES. But that much fiber and sugar is causing some MAJOR bloating. (remember my post form a few weeks ago when I had this problem?? Ya same pregnant awful feeling…) I look pregnant from the belly button down on my stomach and was so full that I was waddling. Seriously.
Well, I had an anxiety attach about it basically. I wanted nothing more than to resort back to my old ways….I wanted to just eat veggies and only veggies with NO grains and basically starve all the time. Yep, that is what I wanted. Sounds awful when I
say type it out loud. But that is what I wanted.
I immediately called my Dad and prayed and shared with some girls here about my “struggles” with food. All of this helped a little, but for some reason it was the convo with my dad and his calm demeanor and total faith and confidence in me that helped me yesterday. My daddy really is the greatest 🙂
I am trying right now to eat just one plate of food and let that be it. Unfortunately, that is very hard with “family style” eating and buffet style, which is the only way we do it. I am telling myself that the food will get old. ((Ya, probably not… but I will keep convincing myself that)).
Ran 6 miles again this morning and my legs are so so dead from being on my feet all day long!!! I am feeling very slow and sluggish. But I know that just keeping up miles will help me stay in shape. I should probably take off some days (especially with my hip twinge now) but to be honest I can’t imagine eating like I am with no cross-training equipment available, and not running.
I plan on running in the morning (Thursday) again. We will see how the energy levels and legs feel. But I really REALLY want to get it in…. because tomorrow breakfast is the camps homemade granola which is INCREDIBLE!!! And not that I need a reason to eat it, but running before hand definitely helps me enjoy it more!!
Ok it is after 12:30am and I am STILL the first one to bed. Everyone is still up talking with the lights on…. seriously how do they do it?!?! Grrr I just want to sleep!
Night Y’all 🙂
Do you guys like buffet and family style eating?!?! How do you control yourselves??
Thoughts on running on tired legs? Should I just not do it? (Prob’s…)