Runger: running induced hunger.
It’s a thing, trust me.
This past weekend I ran 10 miles, which was the longest run for me in months, minus the Princess Half Marathon. It’s funny (not really though) that once you train for a marathon you have a skewed perception of distance. 10 miles IS a long run don’t get me wrong, but it’s not as long as 14 miles. Or 18 miles. Or 20 miles. Simply put: the word “long” can take on different meaning depending on your training.
My body thought 10 miles was a long run and, in turn, my hunger levels reacted as such. These aren’t super pretty Instagram pictures, but instead what my plate looks like 80% of the time.
Thanks to Jenn and her team of WIAW hosts for putting this together every week!
WIAW: The Return of Runger
My typical savory breakfast of late…Japanese sweet potato (microwaved because I’m lazy), carrots and kale sautéed in coconut oil and a fried egg. I had a few spoonfuls of almond butter after this, because I “needed” a healthy fat.
Salad with baked rosemary-lemon chicken (my go-to), strawberries, half an avocado and cucumbers.
Before we left to see “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” I had probably the weirdest snack ever. I wish the picture was better, but it’s not. I’m still going to show it because #reallife. It’s leftover chicken wings, roasted vegetables and another sweet potato (this time it was a white one). Seriously the cravings were strange today. My parents saw me eating this and asked if I was planning on eating dinner later, to which I replied, “um this is just a snack…”
We went out to one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa, Piquant, for dinner after the movie. I ordered the Fresh Catch Salad, which came with kale, arugula, tomatoes, avocado, carrots and wahoo (a meaty fish).
A Pink Lady apple dipped in melted Barney Butter. If you want to melt almond butter, Barney Butter melts the best! Recycled picture, but you get the gist.