I've found that lately, on the days I run, I'm totally exhausted for the remainder of the day. I've been trying to figure out why this is. I eat healthily, have at least a quart of green smoothie, and drink water. But I think maybe I wasn't drinking enough water. I don't like drinking a lot while I'm running, so I tried to drink a lot of water this morning before my run. Then during the run (67 minutes), I only drank about 8 ounces of water, but during my subsequent walk (Bear was still asleep, so I grabbed the dog and walked about 1.6 miles), I drank another 12 ounces. And then I drank about a cup & a half of water when I got home.
I think I don't drink enough in general. I've been trying to only drink small amounts with meals, since drinking with meals waters down your stomach acids and makes digestion more difficult. But I've found it's a bit unrealistic for me because I just don't remember to drink enough. Or Bear will fall asleep on my lap for an hour and a half and I won't have anything to drink nearby. So my goal is to increase the amount I drink between meals and slowly decrease the amount I drink with meals. I figure overall hydration is the most important thing.
It's almost 6:30 PM, and I didn't get the tireds today! So I think my cunning plan is working.
When I was doing my post-run sit-ups, Noodles decided he needed to sit as close to me as possible and pollute my air space with his stinky breath. He finally moved, at which Bear decided my sit-ups must be a game, and he wanted to join by lying across my stomach. Oh, boy! Another time I was doing sit-ups, Noodles decided to lick my elbow every time I lifted up in a sit-up. Never a dull moment around here!
Don't you love it when you find old clothing that you forgot about, packed away in a box somewhere? About a month & a half ago, I was cleaning out the basement and found a box marked "Medium & Bigger Clothes". Not a particularly helpful label, so I decided to pull them out & see what I could wear. It was like Christmas! I found several pairs of pants, including summer pants and a skirt, that fit, as well as 3 pairs of jeans that could fit after a few more pounds lost. Well, as of today, the 3 pairs of jeans fit, albeit snugly! I don't really wear jeans in the summer anyway; it's too muggy here, but by the fall, I'll have 3 "new" pairs of jeans to wear! I love it :)