Training and eating

So I promised myself I would keep blogging after Whole30 and here I am. I don’t know how consistent I will be because honestly, I’m a bit critical of my writing abilities. I just don’t think I express myself well so I tend to just not write.

Since David and I ended Whole30 last week, we spent 5 days eating basically whatever and we felt like shit. Now we’re back to Whole30 ish – I’d say 85% whole 30 and 15% whatever. Our goal is to be “paleo” ish at home and then treat when we eat out. I bought WellFed 2 with this in mind and we’re going to try 1 or 2 new recipes each week. We had the Italian Pork Roast this week and it was great. It made enough meat for everyday! I’ve been mixing it with applesauce for lunch.

Marathon training is going well.

Last Friday I did 9.5 miles on the treadmill. Saturday, 5.75 easy on the treadmill. I missed Sunday’s long run though due to icy conditions and snow. Tuesday was an easy 3 miles on the treadmill. Last night I did a fun 6.9 mile workout:

15 minute warmup at 6.0 (10:00)

3min @ 8:03
2min @ 8:31
1min @ 7:30
2min @ 8:31
2min @ 8:21
2min @ 8:03
2min @ 7:45
2min @ 8:31
1min @ 7:18
2min @ 8:31
2min @ 8:21
2min @ 7:56
2min @ 8:31
3min @ 7:14
2min @ 8:03

15 min at 6.5 (9:13)

I found it here: http://www.runnersworld.com/workouts/how-real-runners-train-treadmills?page=single and will add 5 minutes of intervals every week I think. It’s a good way to break up the treadmill monotony.

So I’m carrying on with the paleo ish eating and the marathon training. Feeling good!

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Whole30 Days 27-30

Today is Day 31, so I’m done! Had another awesome long run during the last 4 days, where I ran 15.64 miles at 9:15 pace and felt great.

Today we had a snow day so went a bit off the grid with eating – tried a new dunkin donut for breakfast (it was eh) and had chocolate pb ice cream after lunch (stomach not loving it). Mostly though, we plan to stay Whole30ish at home and only go off plan when we go out to eat and for special occasions.

All in all, I lost about 10lbs weighing in at 135.6 today and dh lost 10-11lbs too. I want to lose 6-10lbs more before the marathon if possible but I’m happy with the progress and my running so far.

I was also thrilled with how my sleep improved during Whole30 and that is enough for me to continue eating this way as much as possible. From here on out, I’ll continue to blog but it will be a mix of Boston training, whole30, eating etc …

A few pictures, 1. a worksheet from Whole30 Daily about the experience and then before and after pictures.

Whole30 Daily worksheet

Whole30 Daily worksheet

Before pictures

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Whole30 Days 23-26

Whoops, I’m a bit behind. It’s all basically same old stuff though. Once I get into a routine, I don’t deviate much – so breakfast, lunch and dinner never vary too much.

Tuesday – ran 3.5 easy – had eggs + fruit for breakfast, chicken for lunch and I can’t remember for dinner, chili maybe?

Wednesday – ran 6.62 progression – same breakfast, chili for lunch and steak for dinner. Had too many almonds and didn’t feel well on the treadmill and barely ate dinner.

Thursday – we were running out of food and I was gone from 7am-830p – had 3 sweet potatoes, chicken, lots of carrots etc .. Then salmon + green beans when I got home for dinner.

Friday – ran 6 hilly miles outside. Then went grocery shopping. Had tuna + avocado, blackberries and pistachios for lunch, kielbasa + green beans for dinner.

Today is day 27 – we ran 4.88 miles this morning and I just had sweet potato + eggs. Which is also the dogs favorite. She loves the leftovers. I have 15 miles on schedule for tomorrow.

I have to say, I’m becoming increasingly anxious to see if I’ve lost weight come Wednesday. I also think it will be interesting to blog about meals after Whole30. We plan on sticking to the principles with some additions. But I know gluten affects me, especially while marathon training so that will be limited or non-existent until Boston. Dairy will be rare. I bet sugar is going to taste way too sweet at first. I do want to try the new cookie dough oreos though :hide:

It should be interesting. I feel better than ever but can’t always be this restrictive however the principles and main parts of meals should stay the same.