I’d like to think that my appetite looks like this after a run:
Instead, it looks more like this:
Training for a half-marathon has increased my appetite SIGNIFICANTLY. I find myself thinking about food constantly. I’m not even sure if I’m truly hungry, but I want to eat all…..the……time. When I finish my workouts, especially long runs and speed workouts, I come home and just want to devour all of the food in the house.
Here’s the problem: I’ve increased the miles that I’m running, thus burning more calories; however, I’m continuing to eat the same type of foods and portions that I’m used to eating. I have to get in the habit of packing more food for my snacks and lunch at work, and I think that I really need to pay attention to how much protein and carbs I’m getting.
I also find myself craving desserts more than usual, so I need to find some healthy dessert recipes.
I skipped my run last night, but tonight I’m planning on a 3-mile run when I get home from work. Tomorrow my husband and I are going hiking, and then a 9-mile run is on the half-marathon training program for Sunday! Lots of calories will be burned this weekend, so I need to fuel my body properly!