Bedtime seems even further away. If I thought I could get away with crawling under my desk undetected, I might just curl up and nap. You know, except for the whole time theft thing. And my policy on no drooling at work. That’s a pretty hard and fast rule. I know, I’m sooo structured.
I feel like all I ever utter are the phrases, “I’m hungry” and “I’m tired.” Both usually in a oh-so annoying whine.
True, I do expend quite a bit of energy. Much more than a sedentary girl. But not nearly as much as I shall expend as my training progresses. Last night as I was fighting sleep at 8:30 to blog, (dedicated, that’s me) I finally gave in to my droopy lids and crawled into the biscuit. Hubs was gone playing in another hockey game, so I snuggled with a cat and drifted off to sleep. Before 9 pm.
For reals y’all. This Pink Girl was tard!
And I got to thinking. I shouldn’t be this tired and I shouldn’t be this hungry all the time. I have plenty of food to eat! I eat plenty of food! (okay, maybe I don’t always eat as much as I should) It’s not anemia; I’ve had my iron levels checked recently. I take a daily vitamin and I consume legumes at an alarming rate.
The hoof beats lead to horses. In this case, protein.
I’m not getting enough. I get enough for a regular girl. Enough for a girl who runs 10-12 miles a week. You know, the girl I USED to be before I completely lost my mind and started to actually believe that distance running was normal, even fun.
I’ve been keeping a food journal, but just of calories. I’m going to add protein to the list to see how much I’m getting. And I bet it’s not enough. And not because I’m a vegetarian, although it would be easier to just throw in an extra chicken breast every other day.
For now, I’ll stick with my daily servings of tempeh, red beans, nuts and dairy. The occasional Clif Builder Bar to supplement. But can anyone recommend a good vegetarian protein powder that is flavor free? Something I can add to my oatmeal?
Because 4:30 comes very early 4x’s a week. (in contrast to the other 3 days when 4:30 comes late?) My weekly mileage is quickly adding up. I’ve got to kick this sluggish feeling!
Did you experience this when you upped your training?