Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm a Hungry Beast

Well, here is the photographic evidence.  I'm registered for my marathon on September 12!

This has been an interesting week.  First off, I have to say that between the two giveaways that I have going on right now, I've "met" a whole bunch of new people, and I look forward to reading more about each of your journey's. 

On Wednesday, Mike was home in the morning so I was able to run outside, which is rare during the week.  My bruised foot is still bugging me, I can't wear my Birkenstocks (which I live in), and it hurts to lace up my running shoes, but once they're on and I get moving, it's bearable.  I went seven miles around my neighborhood, and left my water bottles at home, I figured if I needed water I could stop at one of the water fountains at the various playgrounds.  At mile five I came up to a big baseball field, and as I cut across it, between the sunshine and smell and crunch of the grass, it took me right back to my high school field hockey days.  The water even tasted the same.

My appetite has really kicked in this week,  I'm like a bottomless pit.  I was hoping to drop a few lb's by the marathon, but then I keep hearing that you really shouldn't lose weight while training.  It seems hard to do at this point anyway.  The day after my 17 miler I had a black bean, rice and veggie burrito, and after it was gone, I felt like I could eat another.  Today Luke came in my room to tell me he wanted breakfast, and I was like, I'm right there with you buddy, I'm so hungry I could eat my hand. 

My whole meat issue is still there. I went for five days without meat, and I was headachey and just didn't feel right, so I went back to eating it once a day.  Some days I don't eat it at all, but I'll eat it if Mike makes it, or if it's mixed with something else.  I'm definitely getting my fruits and veg in, I roasted a bunch of tomatoes, onions, zucchini and mushrooms to add to a ziti last night, and I'm loving all the summer fruits for my breakfast smoothie. I did have two kitchen disasters the other night, a perfect example of when blogging is distracting.  I was heating up/defrosting some vodka sauce, and I'm tweeting/blogging away, Mike is on the phone, and I smell something.  As in burning vodka sauce, the pan is completely black on the bottom but I'm trying to salvage it.  So then I had to come up with something for dinner.  We had two whole wheat burrito wraps left, some chicken, rice, cheese and corn.  So I threw together a big quesadilla, and put it in the oven.  Flipped it over when it was halfway done, put it back in the oven, then kept blogging.  Then I smelled something.  Yup, I burned it.

Hooray for Friday and all the good things it comes with it.....my iRun Like A Girl giveaway ends Sunday....and don't forget the Nathan fuel belt giveaway!

26 comments:

ajh said...

Love Friday! Yeah for the marathon registration. Hope your foot issue (and mine) resolve quickly!

abbi said...

Yay for registering! I'm with on feeling like a bottomless pit...mine kind of comes and goes but there are days that it is out of control!

Runners Fuel said...

Your defintley not the first to burn dinners. I've done it waaay too many times

Becka said...

Yay for the marathon! I've always been a bottomless pit. People have always been shocked/amazed at how much I can eat. I have it pretty much under control but I have my moments.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

shh don't tell people about the giveaway, even though I linked it up... I want it! :)
Meat is a toughie, I found that getting other sources of iron and protein it doesn't usually creep up on me.

Have you tried topricin? I swear it makes bruises feel better, especially if I need to wear something where I have one

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

COngrats on signing up for the marathon! On days I do long runs, I can't stop eating either!

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
Yea, you made it all official and signed up!! I have heard that appetites usually increase during marathon training:) Don't worry, you are burning it all off with those crazy runs:) It looks like you are eating pretty healthy too...I also love veggies.

Take care Lady! Have a wonderful weekend!

Katie H said...

Congrats on signing up- woohoo!!!! That's a bummer about the vodka sauce. That stuff is phenomenal!

J said...

Yay for registering!! I mailed in my papers today cause I had to transfer my registration from last year to this year! SO exciting!

I have been so hungry lately too!!

Maxi Fortend said...

All you registers! Good for you! Bummer about burning, but I had to smile! Perfect time to go out!

Lindsey said...

I burned my quesadilla the other day.....twice. By then I'd used up the rest of the tortillas and had to come up with another idea.

That's exciting about your marathon!!! I've got a half 9/11 - it's only 6 weeks away!!! Aah!

Anne said...

Yay for registering :) ...hope the foot heals quickly.

Yeah...reading and blogging are two things that can get me in trouble in the kitchen!

Cynthia O'H said...

Registration is motivation. Good job.

I burned dinner multi-tasking today too. Mine was worse, though - rice. Seriously, who burns rice?

Erika said...

Isn't it scary but exciting! So official! Whoot whoot! Way to go!

Jill said...

I've been eating like there's no tomorrow...ugh! And I'm not running so double ugh! (I did get on the elliptical trainer tonight, but it hurt my heel :( )..I wonder if we go through these eating periods to test us or something. Ha. I always tend to lose weight when I'm training for a marathon...well, at least the ones I actually TRAIN for. Ha. So excited for you're upcoming marathon :)!! Happy weekend, girl!!!

Nicki said...

Way to go, Molly!! I will be thinking of you on the 12th. I am running a 10 miler that morning in Ithaca.

I have gotten so I take the lap top out to the kitchen when I am cooking as I run in the other room to "just check" and almost always burn something.

Caratunk Girl said...

WAHOOOO Marathon sign up!! Congrats! Isn't it exciting and scary all at once?

kristen said...

Yay for marathon triaining! Your long run paces are awesome. your body likes it for sure!

I totally agree. You shouldn't really loose wight, but if you had some to loose you probably would. Your body will find your happy weight. In my experince, the minute I just forget about my weight (read - stop obsessing) then my body really begins to take shape and become lean. Keep doing what your doing. Your diet is healthy naturally and I love that you don't restrict yourself from treats. SO important that you do that for yourself! I've cut back the red meat to a couple of times a week for dinners. It's got such good iron I can't drop it alltogether (plus I LOVE red meat). I've also switched out ground beef for bison and it's awesome!! We do grilled burgers at least once a week and the bison is really really good. Also we do a nice grilled steak usually once a week. Trust your cravings. Your body is so smart. It knows what it needs!

Keep it up girl!!

Kelsey: the Blonde Bullet said...

Don't sweat the food burning. Happens to the best. Actually, last week--- literally minutes after I was bragging to my boyfriend about how great of a cook I was becoming-- I screwed up my alfredo sauce horribly and then tried to salvage it by putting it through a strainer to get the flour clumps out and then re-cooking it with more butter and milk...disaster.

Congrats on the marathon registration! Woot woot!

Momma Such said...

Yay for signing up! You look great by the way! You are such a motivating person. I wish I could do half of what you do! You must have a ton of energy. :)

Mark said...

Awesomeness! Marathon signup. No doubt you are geeked up like crazy. I "ran" the Rochester marathon last year.

Unfortunately I will not be out there with you this year. I am running Rev3 the same day—my birthday—in Cedar Point. I will be running a marathon on that day as well, just finishing much... MUCH later than yours!

Good luck, can't wait to hear how you fare.

By the way... I eat pasta a lot, but I do not think I could survive without a good hunk of meat every once in a while. I think Homer Simpson said it best "If God did not want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat."

Suzy said...

You'll do great!! Enjoy relaxing with your icepack today. You deserve a rest day after yesterday's run.

Black Knight said...

Now you cannot come back. The registration has done. You will run a good marathon. Enjoy your day off and be careful.

Colleen said...

Yay for registering! :)

I don't eat a ton of meat, but I know that I couldn't cut it out completely. I think if you are smart about what you choose, it's only going to help your body!

Angie Bishop said...

I am really bad about blogging and cooking and then consequently totally ruining whatever I am cooking!! I have just gotten better at remembering I am cooking. I have yet to learn my lesson and just stop doing both at the same time :)

Congrats on signing up for the Marathon!

Susan Fobes said...

I still haven't quit meat yet either-oh well...