The more I run, the more I eat. Strap on the feed bag Augustus!! I’ve blogged about this before but I think that it is worth revisiting.
One of my injury prevention strategies this training cycle is to make sure I get the calories I need. My approximate estimation is that I burn approximately 3000 calories a day. I’m assuming 2000 or so resting and about 1000 a day via running, lifting weights, or punting baby kittens. I try to avoid eating crap – because quite honestly it doesn’t sit as well as the good stuff does. The healthier I eat, the less my gut is able to take greasy food. I consistently try to jam shit down there (that’s what she said) to get the calories, but I usually end up regretting it later.
So, I try to eat healthy foods that are generally not very calorie heavy. The issue? Time. I can’t seem to get everything done before my “dinner” time. My schedule looks something like this:
Work: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Gym: 8:00 – 9:15 (approx)
Watch shitty summer TV: 10:00 – midnight
Sleep: midnight – 7:30
Somehow I just can’t force myself to eat before I work out. I still am afraid that I’ll end up barfing all over the bench press machine while grunting out my massively large 140 pound presses. Either that, or having some sort of ass-plotion while performing chin ups. Maybe both!
I’m honestly not sure what I am going to do. I could try to get some sort of routine where I eat before and hope for the best on the ass-plotion front, but I’m not sure that I’m willing to take that risk. Unfortunately, because of my transcontinental commute, working out before work isn’t an option that I’d like to explore either. How should I juggle my schedule to fit it all in??