Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIAW: Post-Long Run HUNGER!

It's WEDNESDAY!!!! As always, here's a dose of WIAW... but, to mix it up a bit I decided to track my post-long run day (Sunday). WOAH! I ate a LOT. And, I was still hungry. ALL DAY. No joke. So, without further ado, let's do this. And, of course, thanks to the brains behind this concept.

Breakfast: Around 8:30am 
I made omlettes. Mine had about 2 egg whites and a sprinkle of goat cheese. I also had a very small (unpictured) apple that I split with the Hubs.

Snack 1 (Of many. Consider yourself warned): Around 9:30am
The Hubs and I stopped at a gas station on our way out of town to go for a hike and I knew I wouldn't make it without a snack. At 200ish calories, this seemed like a semi-good choice... I was hoping the healthy fats in the nuts would satisfy my hunger. NO GO.

Snack 2: Around 12:45pm
Hunger doesn't even begin to describe my feelings when I inhaled this. The Hubs and I went on an 8-mile hike and I remembered to bring this as a snack, but left it in the car. By mile 6.5 of the hike I was so hungry I honestly wasn't sure if I could make it the last mile and a half. I felt weak and could focus on NOTHING but the hunger. I legit almost cried when we hit mile marker 7 knowing I still had a WHOLE mile left There might not have actually been tears, but there was arm flailing and definite pouting and curse words flying. Woah. I seriously can't remember the last time I was THAT hungry. Retrospectively, I was probably being a BIG, GINORMOUS baby (poor, Hubs!). Regardless, lesson learned. BRING SNACKS. Everywhere. Especially the day after a long run. ALWAYS.

Snack 3: Around 1pm
I knew I needed more than just a measly little 90-calorie brownie, so the Hubs (being the best Hubs in the world) hit the snack bar up and came back with this delicious M&M cookie. Hit the spot. And (more importantly) held me over til we could get to lunch.

Lunch: Around 1:30pm
Hot Box Pizza. BBQ Chicken. I had like 3 (unpictured) breadsticks and 2 small pieces of this pizza. DELICIOUS. Yet, I was still hungry. Told you. ALL DAY HUNGER.

Snack... what... #4? Around 3:30pm
Air popped popcorn while icing and watching Scream 3 with the Hubs. I swear, I shared with the Hubs and did not eat all this by myself. Even though I didn't want to.

Dinner: Around 6:30pm
TJ's Chicken Lime Burger on a low-fat bun (with LOTS of BBQ sauce), small sweet potato with a spoonful of brown sugar and cinnamon, and grilled asparagus with a sprinkle of goat cheese. YUM.

Dessert: 7:45pm
Fro Yo. It was beyond needed. 1/2 SF-Vanilla, 1/2 Red Velvet fro yo with Reese PB Cups. I'm utterly obsessed and not even a little ashamed.

Snack 5 (last one, I swear!): 8:30pm
Almonds with chocolate chips. Enjoyed while watching Big Brother and filliping through a 2010 Runner's World. I promise I didn't eat ALL those almonds. Promise. But, I did eat a lot of them. Just being honest.

So, as you can see-- I ate. ALL DAY. I was an empty pit. I tried to make decent decisions, and while definitely not perfect, am completely OK with my choices. I could have (and definitely have in the past) done WAY worse, so I'll take it as a win. So, in the score of Post-Long Run Hunger versus Meagan, the score is now 1839423 to 1. Baby steps, right??? 


  1. It looks like you've had a lot of tasty snacks :)

    That's awesome that you're training for a marathon! I'm actually starting training for a half-marathon (can't make the full commitment, yet!).

    1. Well, I'm sure I had a LOT of snacks... and, yeah-- I guess they were pretty tasty! Some were inhaled too fast to actually TASTE! :)

      GOOD LUCK WITH THE HALF! That's SO awesome!! GOOD LUCK!!!