I have to calm down a little bit. I don't want to burn out the adrenaline and excitement I have towards training right now... it's off to a great start, and I'm excited about every aspect of it. I'm starting to "breathe" the sport again... as I used to say. Everything becomes about training, and I have to be careful not to fully embrace my old motto "Eat, Sleep, Run, Repeat"... because there are other aspects of my life I need to consider now (like... GETTING A PERMANENT JOB to start... getting financially stable, and then maybe I can bring my love life back into the scene... slowly....maybe...) But for now, I'm all about "Eat, Sleep, Run"
I ate beef today... I usually don't do that, but after the gym (I did circuit training today, check my running log for those details) I just needed food, and had limited options! Everyday I feel like I have pasta for lunch and pasta for dinner (or frozen pizza)... simply because it's easy, it's cheap, and I'm a busy girl with no money! I need to start adding more variety. We did have frozen broccoli, which always does the trick with me, and then leftover baby carrots from a veggie platter... and that was it. I couldn't even have pasta or pizza if I wanted to! My mom is a vegetarian, so it's rare that we have beef in the freezer, but I told my dad that I thought I was low on Iron, and he bought some burgers (I think he really wanted them for himself, too... but was afraid my mom would get mad... so he used me as a back up plan)... I ended up having butter toast with this as well, because I like it :)
My favorite person ever (new post today) always tells me he thinks my body type and my blood type (O+) needs more meat... and I think he's right. Granted, the quality of this meat wasn't the best, and cooking it makes it even less appealing... but I had no other options and needed something substantial after all that working out! Meat always seems to keep me full... Plus, as I already touched upon, I need to be especially careful with my iron level now that I'm back to some-what serious training... without Matthew to be my very own Health Counselor, I'll stick to getting iron from an easy source like meat.
Weirdly enough, as I sat to write this I realized I had eggs for breakfast, and tuna for lunch. I guess my body was trying to tell me something "LAY OFF THE PASTA AND PIZZA, WILL YOU?" I've worked hard at listening to the physical complaints (aches and pains) my body has. When I demand too much from it physically... I back off... but there is more to training than just running.
Eat, Sleep, Run, repeat used to be my motto... and there is something to be said for that... they should not be my entire life (like they once were), but I should pay equal attention to all three... With that being said, I'm off to sleep..