Last year during my marathon training I posted a lot about food because all I thought about was food. This year I thought maybe I had the food cravings beat because my appetite has been pretty normal and I haven’t been rummaging in the cupboards at all hours looking for food. But then I put in a 30 mile week last week (finally!) and now I can’t stop thinking about food.
Food cravings are probably the part I hate most about training. For all my complaining, the running at -30C only lasts for the duration of the run but the cravings last all day. I am constantly looking forward to my next meal. In fact, I’ve had to stop reading the food blogs I normally check because every time I read a recipe or see a photo I have to fight the urge to run to the kitchen and eat something. I get a little bit grumpy when snack time rolls around at school and I have to wait 15 minutes longer than the kids for my snack. And I’m starting to think that a post-dinner dinner sound like a really good idea (who cares if eating right before bed isn’t good for you).
I know there is no cure for the hunger but hopefully I can control myself for another 10 weeks!