Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Other running bloggers

So I've been reading a lot of running blogs the past couple of days, and most of them include the most delectable foods - the kind of foods I love to eat, such as peanut butter!
Then I noticed another trend - like 90% of the blogs I really liked involved girls who had disordered eating.

Seriously, it's disturbing how many girls out there have a story like mine, and the more I look, the more I find. Most of them are in the US, though. The main difference of course is that they're all dead skinny, gorgeous and eating lots of great food, whereas I'm borderline overweight, still bingeing, still having disgusting thoughts about food, still stigmatising "bad" food, and not really running as much as I could (because I keep getting injured and sick!)

One thing I've taken away, though, is that I need to be eating more. Especially on the days I exercise. And that I should attempt intuitive eating, and stop counting calories! Oh, to be free of counting... that would be a wonderful day. I keep trying the last couple of days, then freak out and think I've had too much - so I count it all up to check. Arggh!

So exercise is not something I usually have trouble with but since I've been back from Vietnam and not feeling too great, I haven't been doing much but sitting on my bum watching movies or lying in bed... but still eating a fair bit. I'm hoping that when I go away to Melbourne for two weeks for a course I will be feeling a bit better and have more of a chance to get back into it - although the food there is catered, so that will make it a bit harder.

Anyway, I am feeling a bit better today, so plan on a run this afternoon.

Maybe I'll do a bit of food blogging too... so today's breakfast was oats with a bit of Just Right cereal, spoon of cinnamon and a coffee... snacks included a protein bar, apple, one piece Lindt 70% chocolate with a large marshmallow (ate it together - was like rocky road!) and then for lunch a roast beef & cheese sandwich... this is such a bad day of food, honestly, and where's the vegies???! No wonder I feel so sick still - although hopefully will feel better enough later for a run :(

Edit: Hoorah, felt better enough for a run - sort of. Went for 7.81km, but probably ran about 4 km of that. Stomach was having issues. Was going for a decent pace at the start though, pretty happy with it, then had to drop it, and then eventually walk. Oh well, probably too much too soon anyway after feeling off for so long. Then I got home and had a small chocolate milk & some almonds / dried cranberries.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

First real post

Went for a 20 or so minute run yesterday... was the usual 3.3 km run sort of around the block, with the hill in the beginning (which I *still* walk part of...).
It's disappointing sometimes how little progress I seem to have made, but then I think about how often I cross-train...and to see results I really need to run more often and do other sports less! Oh how evil to have more than one passion.
It was a really good run though - despite the fact that I've had some kind of stomach bug since I came back from Vietnam, and a headache, and I almost didn't go because "it might rain". Really need to get that thinking out of my head.
It was also difficult to run in Vietnam. When there was a gym in my hotel I managed to bust out a couple of runs, but most of the time there wasn't, and running around the city was a definite no - there was no clear pathways (all the paths were covered in people sitting in stools, motorbikes, and other random stuff) and the pollution was insane... no thanks!
I did a 45 minute run on Thursday, so trying to get back to normal after Vietnam. Will do another on Tuesday - cross-training today with perhaps a swim (will see how I feel, still a bit sick), and then bodypump tomorrow and maybe a walk.

Edit: went for a bit of a swim, about 45 mins. Was still feeling gross to the stomach though so it was a pretty gentle swim, did 54 laps (25m pool) Now feeling yuck again...