As I near 90 miles this week I notice that my legs seem sore and my appetite has increased.
There isn't any specific leg pain per se, just a general fatigue that requires some easy running to remedy. In fact, on Thursday both my runs were quite slow and I followed up on Friday with a pedestrian 8. I am quite content with these easy days as long as I'm getting in good workouts (check) and solid mileage (check).
I need to start eating better. I think? My neighbor, after apparently monitoring my eating habits, cornered me one day and accused me of not eating well. I wiped the Boston Creme from my stubble with my sleeve, shrugged my shoulders and asked what she meant. I actually thought I HAD been eating fairly well. At least better than I use to. As the years pass and I mature, get smarter and more fox-like, I've become better and better at cooking and eating well rounded meals. I definitely eat a lot of meat and starch, but I try to eat salad once a night as well. My typical weekly meals consist of pizza, some type of pork, chicken, hamburgers, pasta with meatballs or steak. I throw on toast, rice, mashed potatoes or apple sauce when applicable. Additionally, I bring my lunch to work at least 4 days a week. It consists of a sandwich (PB&J, tuna of roast beef), chips, yogurt, fruit and a few cookies. I don't consider this too bad.
However, over the last week, I've come to the conclusion that my neighbor might be right. Lately, I've been shoveling in anything that is in front of me, most of it isn't very good. My lunch on Saturday (which was eaten at 4pm) consisted of a Miller Light, a 12" steak & cheese sub, chips, coca cola and a chocolate frosted donut. I did put some lettuce and onions on the cheese steak. It's not that I'm lazy and end up buying fast food...I am actually CRAVING this bad stuff (more than usual).
Is this a result of the training? Maybe.
Can I get away with this? Can I simply "feed the furnace" whatever I like? I don't know.
Will I order from the new Dominoes tonight? TBD...