I have a standing date to run with a friend on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Last week, I ditched on Thursday, because I had been hit by some major fatigue. By Day 9, I knew my energy would be higher, so I kept the scheduled run.
Except, I wasn’t really prepared for how differently my body is functioning, energy-wise. I kept having to slow down, or walk, and I had to shorten the route significantly! It felt like my legs had no strength, and there was no power coming from my core, and I probably got light-headed along the way. (Moments of light-headed-ness have become a regular occurrence in Nalle30. I just hold on, let them pass, and then have more water or a snack.)
Before Nalle30, I’d roll out of bed at 6:15 for a 6:30 run, which would give me enough time to pee, throw on some clothes, and drink a glass of water. I had plenty of energy for the half hour run, and would return home for some more water, perhaps a piece of fruit, and then I’d shower and eat breakfast.
Apparently, the new schedule needs to be different. I’ll have to wake up earlier and eat breakfast. I might also drink a few sips of coffee, to jump-start my system. And then, after the run, a second breakfast? (The book has instructions for powering extreme activity with extra food, but I never thought a short run would fall under that category.)
Breakfast: a HUGE portion of leftover sweet potato hash.
Lunch: I ate out, at Boylan Heights, which was a pretty big deal for me. I love a cheeseburger, and with their make-your-own burger menu, I’ve found my favorite combination ever (cheddar cheese, english muffin instead of a bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo). The staff at Boylan probably know me, because I eat there at least once a week, usually by myself, reading a book. I worried that a burger, without cheese, would be a disappointing and sad food experience. But, after success at Chipotle, I decided to attempt it, and my burger in a bowl (on a bed of lettuce) with mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and sautéed onions, and a dijon vinaigrette.
Dinner: Curried flounder and bok choy, back by popular demand! We also had some roasted carrots.
Late night snack: While watching the Vegas auditions for So You Think You Can Dance, I was craving something sweet. Thankfully, Barrie was making our breakfast, and there was some leftover stuffing (which I don’t have a link to, but will share soon because IT WAS SO DELICIOUS). I snuck a few bites while she was on the phone, and then, once I had her permission, I ate a whole bowlful.