Fact: I can eat a lot. Way too much.
Fact: I run so I can eat.
Fact: I got carried away and ate too much.
Fact: My pants are getting uh-oh tighter!
So, apparently, you can't exactly eat whatever you want and whatever amount you want even when you are running. Well, maybe if you are running a half marathon EVERYDAY. But I don't.
If you don't control your eating, the for sure thing is, you are going to get fat. No easier or kinder way or PC way to put it. Yep. Fat. Chubby chubs. Fat rolls. Muffin tops. Belly bigger than your boobies.
Today, I wore a pair of black pants that I haven't worn in a few months. I almost died!
The best (or stupid) part of it is I wore it for a good entire day to work. I thought, "Oh.. it will stretch out." Yeah right!
Call me delusional.
I am definitely in denial.
And I am almost devastated and going into a depression.
In running matters....
I ran with Paddy on Tuesday. We didn't go too far because she was a bad pacer. She had me going at a high 9 minute to low 10 min/mile for a while. Too fast, too early, too much.
My shins are feeling funky. I don't think it is shin splints. But it hurts when I walk. So, I am going to lay off the running this week and do weight training and probably throw in a few cycling sessions or something.
And yes, I'll lay off the ice cream too!
Question to you: How do you find the right balance when it comes to food and exercise? I don't want to diet and eat too few carbs and feel like my legs are shackled with steel thingys when I run.