Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Yesterday I went running at lunch. I almost chickened out since my stomach was feeling kind of weird but I told myself that I just had to get out there. If I started running and my tummy felt worse I could walk. But I started running and I didn't want to stop!!! I love that feeling!! So I went 7 miles!! I did have a few walk breaks but they probably only totalled .25 miles of the entire 7!! It was an amazing feeling when I was finished...heck it even felt amazing when I was running!! My legs are somewhat sore today but nothing too bad and the soreness is a good reminder of my accomplishment!!

What wasn't so good about yesterday...I only ate 1600 calories. I'm not sweating about it though because I'm really listening to my body and it wasn't hungry for more food last night. I'm getting away from eating just to fill a quota or an amount and trying to listen to my body and eat when it's hungry and not eat when it's not hungry. I'm sure that today I'll be back up to 1800 calories. It always seems like the day after a long run, my body is refueling itself and I'm more hungry.

Today's Plan:
Activity: Run at lunch (likely 5.5 miles or maybe even shorter)
Breakfast: A bowl of oatmeal that totally hit the spot...1/2 cup oatmeal, 4 tsp brown sugar, lots of cinnamon, 1 banana, 2 Tbsp flax and 1 Tbsp cinnamon raisin PB
Snack: 1/4 cantaloupe, 1/2 cup blueberries, 4 huge strawberries
Lunch: Spinach salad, greek yogurt with jelly, 1 english muffin with 1 slice fat free cheese and 1 Morningstar patty
Dinner: Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken, Mango Rice, Caprese Salad


Kim said...

Holy moly!! 7 miles?!?!?!? You go girl!!! :)

Fatinah said...

that sounds like it was a great run - I can't believe you did it with so few stops!!

totegirl said...

Wow, what a badass! I'm super stoked for you! And your food looks AMAZING. You are truly an inspiration Marissa! Keep it up girl!

Sara said...

You and this running thing are like pb and jelly - a perfect combination!

Keep up the amazing work!