Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I'm ecstatic! 2.5kg lost already this month. That's 5.5lbs. And that also means 4.5kg lost since mid-Sept. I'm not quite sure what clicked but it has. I have spent the last two weeks eating between 1000-1300calories. This is probably going to be too low to maintain but I haven't actually been hungry most days.
Today, however, was different. I ran 9 miles this morning, the furthest I've done yet. And it was all on challenging trails with hills. I have been absolutely starving all day! I stuck to my healthy plan during the day but decided to splurge at dinner. 1844 calories total for the day.
This got me thinking that maybe I should try calorie cycling again. In the past I've found it hard to eat at the low end but I think I have enough motivation. I am worried if I keep eating 1200 calories a day with the amount of exercising I'm doing that it'll be too low and I'll hit a plateau. I'm thinking one high calorie day when I do a long run, one mid-range day on the weekend and the rest of the week I'll aim for fairly low. If it doesn't work I'll go back to eating low calorie.
But I would love to lose another 2.5kg before the end of the month for our vacation. I'm hoping to fit back into more of my clothes once I get under 80kg.
As for my run, it went well but was tough. At one point there was a very steep hill and I ended up walking since I was running so slow. I was mildly concerned as I was quite far from town on dirt service roads and there was a lot of dog foot prints and no people foot prints. We have dingos and wild dogs that can get a bit too comfortable around people depending on the time of year. I'm glad I didn't run into any! I also should have taken water. I was so thirsty by the end.
My left leg felt quite tight around my glutes/hip flexors/ ITB but my hamstring felt okay. I squeezed a short stretch in but my hamstring has gradually been more sore during the day. Fingers crossed I haven't reinjured it. My plan was to see how I felt over the next 2 days and if okay I'll sign up for a trail race on the 2nd of November. On that note I'm going to go stretch again and use my foam roller. Hopefully my leg is just sore and not injured!