Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Here is what happens when you eat a lot of junk food

This is how I felt after Thanksgiving, and several rounds of assorted "oh, I never eat this way so what the hell" meals.

Burgers, fries, pizza...I went the distance. And then a day or so later, I tried to run. And wanted to die.

I only made it 3 miles. I bitched, I moaned, I whined. I shuffled along begrudgingly. I hated life. It was 65 degrees and I thought I was going to melt.

And this, as always, is when I remember that what I eat profoundly affects how I run.

So here's my advice, kids: junk food in moderation. Don't tell yourself it's a "good idea to get it all out of the way at once" or "I've already come this far. What else have I been wanting to eat lately?"


  1. So true. My first run after turkey day was miserable. I am already feeling 10x better, and I am quite relieved. At first I thought I had just lost a step on vacation. Turns out I just need to be less of a fatty over the holidays. Sugar is the worst though, especially soda. Just wish it wasn't so tasty!

  2. Truth! I am having a hard time with my workouts lately, and can't help but think it's correlated to my intake of pumpkin pie.