Most of the time. But today, I hit the streets at 5:45 pm and the hunger monster began creeping in. Usually, after a few minutes of running, the hunger goes away. But not today!
Tonight, I did 18 min of warm up and then hit the hills. I finished 6 hills at 60-120 sec each (2.5 miles of hill loops) and then did a short cool down. 51 minutes --6 miles in total
Throughout the workout, the hunger beast forced me to stop and walk on the hills twice because I felt like I was going to throw up I was so hungry. Seems kind of oximoronic, eh? Luckily, I had half a peanut butter chocolate Luna protein bar in my car and some H20 to consume as soon as I finished.
Does the hunger monster ever attack and not relent during your runs? This is probably the first time it was so severe I couldn't run much further.
While watching the first of this season's Biggest Loser, I heard some pretty heartbreaking stories from contestants, but also seriously staggering facts.
*Every 2 out of 3 Americans is obese.
*The state of Arizona spends $1.5 BILLION per year on obesity.
Did you watch the Biggest Loser? A few of them couldn't even run one mile. It was pretty sad. Like Bob said, everyone should be able to run one mile. You don't have to be a marathon runner, but to have the fitness to complete one mile should be doable for anyone.
But I have to give the contestants a TON of credit. Not many people are willing to put their personal struggles and unhealthy lifestyles on display. And, they have a long way to go and the road there will not be easy.
Well, now I'm going to bust out a little yoga on the mat because these glutes and legs are tiiiired. And I should probably get to that whole packing thing because I'm so SLOW at it. I get to throw in some summer clothes because it's still in the 90's in Nashville!