Friday, February 17, 2012

How not to run

Yesterday, I had to get my car serviced and so I grabbed lunch with a friend on the way back to the office. It was a good lunch, don't misunderstand. We went to a sandwich place called Penn Station. I probably could have eaten just the sandwich and been fine. But then I saw this huge pile of potatoes, realized they make their fries from scratch, and couldn't resist. I have a weakness for "real" french fries. (BFF, you know who you are: these are the closest to Gastropub fries I've had here!)

The problem was that I planned on going to kickboxing after work, but I was so sluggish and full that I decided to run and lift weights instead.

I felt crappy throughout the whole workout. I was well hydrated. But I think the fat and salt were slowing me down. Here's what I ended up doing:

.25 miles at 3.0 mph
.25 miles at 3.5 mph
1 mile at 4.7 mph
.5 miles at 3.5 mph
.25 miles at 4.7 mph
.25 miles at 3.5 mph
.25 miles at 3.0 mph
About 10 minutes of lifting weights, then post workout stretch.

Moral of the story? The more I work out the more I realize that what I eat directly affects my performance at the gym. Eat like crap = workout like crap


Mel said...

They are only better if they call them "chips!" Ahhhh, how I miss our GP visits...[sigh]...

Anna said...

I had meatloaf Monday at Gastro yesterday with some former GHN coworkers. And then I had to try really hard not to fall asleep on the drive back to Cape!

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