Bottomless Pit

February 8, 2011

I was a bottomless pit today and yesterday!

(I have to admit I’m glad I’m not a food blogger who documents everything they eat because I would have had to post about 50 different pictures!)

After doing my long run of 13 miles on Sunday, I was hungry all day long yesterday. . . and still feeling the effects today.

I can’t wait until it is summer again and my BFF (Best Friend Forever/BoyFriend Forever/Husband) will join me on my long runs and keep me company! 🙂

When completing a long run, I often have to “force” myself to refuel because I don’t have my usual hunger cravings. Yet I know my body needs to be refueled, so I make sure to get protein and some carbs back in my system.

I can complete about 10 miles without feeling extremely exhausted, so I think this is a mileage my body is pretty well adapted to. However, once I get close to 2 hours of running, I don’t feel hungry the rest of the day, but come the next day. . . watch out because I can’t seem to ever get full!

Just a couple of my eats from the day:

I am addicted to my wraps!

spinach + turkey + havarti cheese + tomato + green onion

These Taco Loco tortilla chips are made locally in Anchorage, and Craig and I love them and have been buying for a couple years now. They have an excellent authentic tortilla taste with just a hint of salt.

And a big bowl of steamed broccoli–one of my favorite ways to eat my veggies!

This ice cream should be illegal to create!! Seriously. . . .this is not good!


I am cutting back my mileage this week because for the past 4 weeks, I’ve increased my mileage 10% each week, so it is time to give my legs/body a little break.

I debated about running 5 miles this morning, but after 3, I knew it was best to only run 4; I was tired! It was still a good run nonetheless!


I have the driest hands and can never seem to find any sort of relief for them.

I have tried so many different kinds/brands of lotion but have never been fully satisfied.

These are the following kinds I have tried recently:





And last night, I bought this kind.


So far I like the Curel, but I want to give it a few days until I’ve had more time to test it out.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good hand lotion?



Do you get hungry right after a hard/long workout . . . or the next day?

Random Question

If you could change places with someone for the day, who would it be?

I would love to be Kara Goucher for a day!!


    1. I usually cannot eat anything right after a long run or hard workout, I have to force myself to eat..but I’m the same way as you..the next out!

      If I could switch places with somebody for a day I would switch with my cat. She is so lucky, she just lays in the warm sun and naps all day. I always am jealous as I’m bundling up to go to my car for work and she is just sunning herself…grrr…

      1. Ok so my first post didn’t show up so I thought I did something wrong and posted another. Now you have two haha!

    1. If I could change places with someone for a day, it would probably be Michelle Obama. I just want to see what it’s like to be married to a person with one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Must be a task!

      1. Oh my goodness, I could not imagine being the president and having the entire weight of the country on my shoulders!!

    1. L’Occitane shea butter hand cream…it’s pricey but it’s so worth it. Also, have you ever considered sleeping with gloves on? I do that sometimes in the winter when my hands get dry. Simply slather on a bunch of lotion, slip the gloves on and in the morning my hands are smooth and soft.

      And I am always hungry the day after I work out…funny how that works!

    1. I loved reading about Kara Goucher during her first Boston Marathon a few years back. She is such an inspiration! And now especially- how she is still competing with the support of her husband and son. Do you follow her blog? I Love it!

      Haha, I can relate to the bottomless pit! Once after a 20 mile run with my friend Amy, we went to a all you can eat salad/pasta bar called Sweet Tomatoes and literally ate everything in sight!

      Keep up the running! You have great motivation! I hope to get back into distance running soon and reading your blog is building up my excitment again! 🙂

      1. Yes, Kara Goucher’s blog is in my Google reader!!

        Good luck with getting back into running longer distances!

    1. I think by adding more meat to your diet you would feel full longer.
      Plus you would add more protein to your diet.

    1. I just stumbled across your blog – hello from Vermont! And hooray for long runs in cold climates! I completed my long run for the week of 13 miles yesterday and I can totally relate to that bottomless pit feeling. For me, it strikes either later on during the day of my run or the following day. I try to just go with it, but sometimes I feel like I just can’t catch up to my stomach.

      Have you ever tried Eucerin hand lotion? That has worked well for me and it doesn’t leave a greasy residue. I also love Nature’s Gate lotion:

    1. i’m just like that too…day of a long run, not too hungry but the next couple days it can be BAD!! 🙂

      as for hand creams, i love crabtree & evelyn products. they’re pricey but worth it. i love that they aren’t greasy. if you google them you can find their website or they’re sold in gift shop type stores… the hand cream i love is called hand therapy cream… i like lavender & nantucket briar scents.

    1. I’ve had dry skin for a really long time (plus seasonal eczema, too), and my hands actually started cracking by my fingernails last winter, even though I am constantly putting on lotion. I tried SO MANY different products, even vaseline/neosporin and gloves/band-aids at night.
      I started using “hard lotion” about 2 months ago:

      It actually HEALED my cracked skin, and helps with the eczema, too. It’s not cheap, but I think it actually comes out to a similar price to a good lotion, maybe even cheaper, since I got the 3 Pack Beesilk Dry Skin Care and have only used ~1/2 of it over 2 months, and I use it a few times/day. One of my favorite bloggers over at Kitchen Stewardship sometimes runs promotions for hard lotions.

      I totally sound like an infomercial, but I have been floored to find something that actually works, even though it’s a bit different 🙂

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