July, July

My blogging time has been a bit sparse thanks to a monster of a literature review, but I am happy to report that I am running regularly and feeling energetic and strong. My goal is to run 50 miles this month, and I’ve already accomplished 12. I am also using this month as an experiment in eating whole and unprocessed foods as much as possible. I ditched bagels for muesli with almond milk and cranberries, pizza for roasted vegetables, meat, quinoa salads, and crackers for fresh fruit. I will admit, the first day or so without junk food was tough. But I am really feeling good now! Much more energized and just the change in what I am eating for breakfast makes a HUGE difference in my morning. I used to feel like I had low blood sugar by about 10:00, but the power porridge I am making keeps me satisfied until noon. Of course, I still indulge in my two favorite health foods… dark chocolate and Pinot Noir.

Off to run by the water this sunny evening. Looking forward to another great week.

4 thoughts on “July, July

  1. I remember when I first started running, I quickly became really aware of how food was affecting the quality of my runs (and the rest of my life). It’s great to see that you are eating more healthy than you might have in the past and seeing the results of that.

    • I will be the first to admit that I used to roll my eyes when folks would evangelize the benefits of eating clean or gluten free. However, I can say that after cutting most of the processed crap out of my diet, I feel better than I ever have. Now I know what it is to have a healthy digestive system.

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