1. Recovery - Everyone in this house is on the mend. Dizzle and Dilly are pretty much back to normal. But, J isn't feeling too hot and Doodle spiked a 103 degree fever last night. Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of sleeping going on last night. Personally, I am feeling significantly better than when I drafted my letter to the Marathon Fairy. Much of the pressure in my face has dissipated and I am not feeling nearly as weak. I even made it out for a five mile run at a 9:53 pace this morning. It was harder that it probably should have been, but I did just run a marathon, you know.
2. Weight - I mentioned yesterday that I gained eight pounds. I wanted to blame it on the Marathon Fairy, but if we are being honest here. I got trapped in that whole "I run 50 miles a week, I can eat whatever I want" mentality. Unfortunately, that's not true.
I became rather lazy in my food journaling (which keeps me in line). I was kind of guessing calorie counts and not adding in all of the handfuls of this or bites of that. So, I decided to change my food journal format. I usually add my calories up during the day ending with a number somewhere between 2,200 and 2,800 (Note: that was without all those "extras" I was leaving out).
Now, I decided to start with my total number of calories and subtract everything that I eat from that total. And when I get to zero, I have to stop eating. And this is working for me. There is something about know that you only have X number of calories left that will stop you from unnecessary snacking. It also made me realize how much mindless snacking I do. Trust me, it's not pretty.
3. Upcoming Races - Several people have asked what's next for me now that the marathon is over. Well, right now my primary focus is this race HERE. It's a 1 mile Kid's Run on Saturday. It's Dizzle's first race and I am her pacer. I am so excited for her. And for the coordinated outfits we are going to wear.
Aside from that race, I am currently REGISTERED for the HCA 8K (part of the Richmond Marathon) on 11/13 and the National Marathon in D.C. on 3/26. Oh, and I am 95% sure of my 2011 race calendar, but that's hush hush for now ...