Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!!

I went for my run yesterday at lunch and it was hot, hot, hot!!! Thankfully, I got a hydration belt this weekend so I filled up my water bottles before I left. I kept an eye on my heart rate and when it got above 170, I walked to get it back down for a couple of minutes and then I'd run again. I'd say that of the 5.5 miles, I probably walked half yesterday but I'm not beating myself up about it at all...I'm pretty awesome for just getting out there when I could have easily used the "it's too hot" excuse!! I've got 7 miles planned for today. Running with a hydration belt will take a little getting used to...it does bounce around a little and when the bottles are full, the extra weight seems like it really slows me down (but hard to tell when it's 100+ outside if it's the weight or the temperature). But the benefit of having water right when I need it is well worth the extra hassle it causes. I know someone was asking about hydration belts a few days ago...here's the one I got. I went with this one b/c it has 4 flasks which for longer runs will give me two with water and two for Gatorade or Propel.

And the heat yesterday really took away my appetite for lunch. I only ate my salad and my PB sandwich. I had a bowl of cereal after dinner last night just to get my calories up closer to my goal. I'm going to try to eat more for breakfast (when I'm usually pretty hungry anyways) and dinner and have my lunches be a bit smaller but still as nutrient packed as I can make them. Probably a lot of salads, yogurts, crackers, dry cereal--healthy but light and cool foods. As long as it's this hot outside, I won't have too much trouble not having alcohol during the week. I don't need the dehydration effect of alcohol when I'm literally gulping down water all day.

Today's Plan:
Activity: 7 mile run, 15 minutes of yoga
Breakfast: 2 Kashi GoLean waffles, smoothie made with 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup yogurt
Mid-morning Snack: 1/2 pear, 1/2 apple, kiwi, 1/2 starfruit--never did eat this yesterday
Lunch: 1 greek yogurt with 1 Tbsp jelly, baggie of veggies--cukes, tomatoes, carrots, 1 cup cannelli beans
Afternoon Snack: 90 calorie bag of Quaker Mini's cinnamon streusel flavor
Dinner: Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs (from Rachael Ray), Side Salad

Have a fantastic day everyone!!


totegirl said...

Love the new look!

7 miles is awe-inspiring! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work!

Jen said...

WOOHOO GIRL!!! I think that is awesome to get out when it is that hot out!!! A lot of people would have just thought that was a good reason to stay home with a fan on!!!

I find the heat definitely makes me want to eat differently...less yes, but I find myself drinking a lot more calories...not alcohol, but LOTS of virgin cocktails in the summer!!!

SeaBreeze said...

I can't find the Kashi GoLean waffles here and I want them desperately. I brought some home when I was in San Francisco, but they were a little worse for wear by the end of it. :(

Sparky said...

Yummy menu! Smart girl carrying water in the heat!

Sara said...

Sorry to say this but right now I hate you - running in the heat, appetite decreasing b/c of the heat - too too much! Just kidding (well sorta but it is just jealousy!)!! You are doing awesome - keep it up girl!

P.S. love the new look!

Grumpy Chair said...

Those hydration belts are pretty cool (never used them but see runners wearing them all the time).

Way to go on a decreased appetite.

Amy said...

You're awesome my dear.

Haven't commented in a while and just thought I'd pop in to tell you how friggin awesome you are!