15ish… day of no wheat. Yea, so mostly I’ve been really good about doing the no wheat thing – or at least I thought I was. Because then I realized queso has flour in it in many cases. Then I went to dinner and had steak tartare and ate it on bread. Because I wasn’t saying no to tartare and really love it on crostini.
30 Days of No Wheat began yesterday. Here is how it went.
Essentially, a candy bar is better than white or whole grain wheat bread… so eat a snickers instead of a sandwich if you need a pick me up before a run! Holy smokes!
Not getting enough energy can hinder training and slow a runner down. At 38, I have years before me of bad eating habits. I love pie, cookies and salty snacks. If I were a marathon winner, I probably wouldn’t worry about the occasional piece of strawberry pie, but I’m barely a half marathon recreational runner so pie can add a lot a calories into a diet that isn’t great for losing weight. I’ve decided to test some of the fad diets making the rounds in 2017.
Three Things Worth Knowing This Week: Get High, RadioLab, Better Sex
Three Things Worth Knowing This Week: Running from Bears, Don’t Be Lazy, Therapy
Today, after about 91 days of training, I’ve just finished running 8 miles. I’m stronger than I was three months ago, not only in body but in mind.
I’ve only known Jamie for a few years, but since meeting her I’ve seen her accomplish more than a lot of people do in their lifetime.
Two months ago, I was a 23 year old trapped in a 38 year old body. I stayed out until 2 am regularly, I ignored my body’s nagging request to sleep more, I ate too much fried food and even started smoking again for a bit. I ignored what was good for me and focused instead of filling my life with exciting, crazy moments. Then (what I thought was a) tragedy struck and I had a huge wake up call. Thus, I started running again.
Three things that motivated me this week: jorts, Ragnar, & bridges.