Day 35. Post Race Day (Proclaimers)

Weigh in 168.5. Makes perfect sense … remember the 500 calories = 1 pound. Yesterday’s meal tracker shows me at a 1747 calorie deficit. There’s your 3 pounds. Probably not that easy and other factors are definitely involved, but let’s keep this simple. Ran for 2+ hours, ate very little other than necessary carb-up to sustain the run, and I lost weight. What’s that saying … Duh!

Anyway, I know this is just a temporary thing … that’s too much weight too quickly. By tomorrow morning, I’ll be back to my average weight from last week and I won’t even eat anything outrageous.

There’s Spam email and then there is the polar opposite. An email that truly uplifts and let’s me give myself a pat on the back and thank God for giving me the strength, endurance, and discipline to press on. This is one such email:

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Today’s Meals:

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 1 Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Food and recovery

Today’s Activities:

  • Stretching and recovery. Feeling tightness in my quads and IT band area. Can’t quite say definitively it’s my IT band, but it’s my IT band. What else could it be. Stretched throughout the day and learned a valuable lesson. Life lesson #35 – Don’t let your surroundings determine your routine. Yesterday’s post-race party was outrageously entertaining — sharing war stories about the race route and volunteers acting like 2 year olds, not wanting to share water or Gatorade with runners. But in all the hoopla, I forgot my post-run stretching routine and today, I learned a valuable lesson.

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