Tuesday, July 28, 2009

training, farmer tans, and food cravings...oh my!

Immediately following my run today I had a decent blog post written in my head. The only problem was I had a teleconference, shower, then leave for a flight. So no real time to sit down and write the dang post. Maybe it will come back to me later this week :) In the meantime here is the mish mash happening in my head while procrastinating writing my trip report in a seriously nasty hampton inn.

Monday I did some weights and cross-training at the gym. It's always tough to be instead when it is so nice out but my body enjoyed the light day and no running. Tuesday morning there were plans to wake up when my hubs left for work. Instead I slept another hour, replied to some e-mails, then made it out the door around 9:45 am. The day greeted me with little shade, no breeze, and high humidity. I made it through the 11 miles just under a 10 min/mile. Not very fast but that's summer running for me! I think today was the longest mid-week run I've done that wasn't considered my weekly long run. It felt good and I'm off to great start to week 2 of training.

Today I noticed I've got a sweet farmer tan without even trying. Between the watch, tank top, short, and sock lines I'm looking hot ;) I use sunscreen spf 45 but after several hours outside and not being able to reapply that's what happens!

I've also been having serious food cravings since I started upping the mileage. It's bad enough I'm hungry every 90 minutes but now all I want, besides cookies or cake, is bacon or avocados. And it's even better if I incorporate those 2 together. Like today for lunch I had a BLA (bacon, lettuce, avocado) sandwich. Normally it would have been a BLAT but no edible tomato in the house to be found. Last week I think I had bacon in at least 1 meal every day. So... not... healthy... I need to try to limit the bacon to say 2 times a week :)

16 comments:

J said...

haha I have bacon everyday! Well at least everyday I go to work! I have those cravings too and I am seriously hungry all the time! And I stopped working out alot - talk about a weird body!

D10 said...

Nice job with the 11. I am not a big bacon eater, but I can totally relate to the cravings. Oh and tan lines, I got them all over the place!

Mark said...

I laughed at your Hampton Inn description! Sorry!
Avacado, huh? I'll have to try the BLAT! Way to get out the door!!

KAT said...

Ugh, I understand completely about how summer humidity and heat slows down those long runs! Good job though :)

Marlene said...

Bacon & avocodo? So random! I'm ravenous when in training mode Doesn't matter what it is, I want to eat it. :)

Nice work on the hot 10-miler!

runner26 said...

I'm currently working on erasing the "runner" tanlines and I'm just about there ;) Hope the humidity calms down a bit soon!

kristen said...

I'm glad you got a new found zeal for running again. I'm sporting some serious farmers tan. Lot's of lines, swimsuit, socks, sports bras, etc... It's all good.

Jeri said...

ugh I hear ya about being hungry all.the.time. And I'm only training for a 1/2. I can't imagine!! BLATs sound good fo sho. :) I've been craving avocado on everything also. Try pepperjack cheese melted w/avocado and anything else you desire, and I swear it's the best combo in the world.

MCM Mama said...

WEll, now i'm craving bacon...

Good job on the 11 miler midweek!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

this triathlon training is doing nothing positive for tan lines this summer, lol. Love avocado, sounds like a great sandwich :)

Tara said...

Haha. That's funny, I always write out my blog posts in my head and they seem SO good until I get them on paper.

Glad you are back to running, me too!!

RunToFinish said...

way to go on slogging through the humidity sometimes that is the hardest part at least for me.

yeah for us crazy ass work late people...i'm so tired i think that's why I'm eating all these sweets!

cami said...

Your BLA(T) sandwiches definitely top the BLAH food I've been eating today. :)

aron said...

i have been craving avo lately too!! we must need the good fats in it :)

kilax said...

I notice I have been craving a lot of salt now that I've upped the mileage. And guacamole. Hmm. I say go for the cravings ;)

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