January 9, 2011

Hard to Swallow

You'd think after a week of consuming the same juices day in and day out that I'd wake up Saturday morning and hit the bagel shop as a reward for all the discipline. I was pretty hungry Friday night due to the morning run and staying up really late, but surprisingly I woke up Saturday with barely an appetite. I waited about an hour and finally had this:

Green apple with almond butter

I made it through about 3/4 of the apple and was stuffed. I decided to stay off the caffeine so I had a cup of decaf and hated it. What happened to my taste buds??? I had a banana about an hour later and lunch about 2 hours after that. Lunch made me very happy:

Brown rice, avocado and poached egg with hot sauce

Sounds strange but tastes amazing. It's become a go-to snack, especially after long workouts. The avocado's creamy texture and the spicy hot sauce were such a pleasure after all that juice.

I had a big salad and half a baked sweet potato for dinner and had to call it a day. My stomach wouldn't accept anymore. I hit just under 1,300 calories, which is low for an athlete, but good coming off a 1,000 calorie per day cleanse. I also treated myself to two glasses of barolo. After not having a drink for a week I deserved it. The wine went straight to my head, seems I'm now a cheap date.

My long run was today and to say it was cold would be an understatement. I know it's waaaaay colder in other parts of the country, but I'm a New Yorker and I can only handle so much. It was 29, which doesn't seem bad, but the feels like temp was 17 and that was due to the icy wind gusting off the East river. I had to change directions when the wind finally ripped my hat off and I felt like I was running straight uphill. I was pretty flat given the lack of glycogen stores, but managed to stay just below a 9:00 pace average for 12 miles, about 20-30 seconds per mile slower than my usual. But I rank all of my runs on pain level and today, there was none. My feet seem to be cooperating for now.


  1. wow your stomach has shrunk! I think I am mostly jealous that you drank booze. I have been craving red wine, and the most unusual: Scotch. I am NOT a big Scotch drinker, but I can practically taste it right now.

  2. Sounds like you could use a meaty greasy pizza and a cold beer. :)

    U have to fuel those workouts somehow! Besides, you'll have the pizza burned off in no time. It just cancels itself out right? :)

  3. I just realized that my wife started the same cleanse on Sunday - I'm not sure exactly which type, but definitely the same company. The gym she works for is deciding whether they will offer a supervised version for its members, and Cath is the guinea pig. So far, so good, but not having coffee again today was not a good way to start the day.
    Congrats on finishing!

  4. I can't believe how much your stomach shrunk! :) Great job getting through that run. I can't do that cold...



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