Hungry, Tired, and Cranky!

I'm completely off my a-game. I'm exhausted, moody, and wanting to eat everything in site (not PMS, surprisingly). I should probably take an extra rest day this week, but I'm far too stubborn. I'm not injured, so why not keep running? Terrible idea, I know, but I'm sure I'd be far crankier if I didn't run.

Do you really want this cranky chick in your presence all day?

Anyway, it was a lovely 50+ degrees out. I original planned to do a treadmill run, but I opted for the trail and did 5 miles instead.

C&O Canal!

I began my run thinking I'd complete 6 or 7 miles, but my body was not having it. I also forgot my headphones. First world problems, right? What is it about music that helps with running? My pace doesn't necessarily change whether I have music or not. Though, I do feel much more focused and energized with noise blasting in my ears.

Once I returned home from the trail, I was starved! Actually, I was hungry far before I even began my run. I recently had increased my daily meals to 6 and now I'm wondering if I should be having 7. Over the past month or two, I've actually dropped a few pounds. I don't need to lose weight. I'm pretty satisfied with what it currently is. Three months ago, I was 5 pounds heavier and happy. I have to take control before I lose more.

But speaking of food and weight, I am going to go indulge in my favorite snack: Rice cakes, peanut butter, and bananas! Maybe some chocolate too. ;-)

Do you have trouble committing to an extra rest day because of exhaustion? Or do you attempt pushing through?

Is it an absolute must for you to run with music?

How many meals do you eat a day?


  1. Well, I am slightly injured from overdoing my workouts. Yesturday, I was exhausted but just had to workout! Oh how I strive to become stronger, but I over did it which has left me with a touch of a stomach flu and an some injury to my joints in my arms today.
    Usually I'm pretty good at knowing when to rest, but when your addicted to your workout, who has time to rest?

    1. I agree! I know that it is important to listen to your body. Though, sometimes I'm not sure if it's purely exhaustion or laziness.

    2. And exercise to music is a must. It motivates me plus allows me to get into my groove. Im not a I'm not sure its the same.

  2. BTW, I eat lots of food. 3 meals but I snack frequently. It varies day to day depending on my activity level. After my strength training workouts,I can devour A LOT of food. Some days I eat way less. I say, when you are hungry, eat. As long as your activity level and the foods you eat are within reasonable limits.


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