While I did not reach my calorie goal of 3000 calories, I won't have that problem again. Today I purchased some organic dried dates from the food co-op. Pretty cheap, I think I can got 11 for 3 bucks. That's 1100 calories for three dollars! They taste GOOD too! I believe Larabars are made of these, and they taste very similar. Much like candy, they are high in calories due to the sugar content. There is a pit inside that is super easy to remove. I simply made a slit and opened them up, out pops the pit.
Today I also purchased and ate a cup of dried cherries. In the past I have read about the excellent ability of cherry juice to improve recovery in runners. With this massive block of training I have coming up in the next six weeks, I may try to eat half a cup of dried cherries each day as well. It's a cost effective method of getting more calories in, which is what I am really lacking at the moment.
I have been noticing more gas lately. At least on Tue and Sunday I believe was the other day. Hopefully that passes.
There were not really any temptations today. Living in a house with other people, there are always other options I could eat. Potato chips, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, etc. However if I see something and kind of want to eat it, I simply eat something raw. No problems today. I believe having the dates and dried cherries around will help with some of the cravings to munch as well.
- 2lb Grapes
- AM 10 mile trail run
- 2 Pears
- 1 Apple
- dried Cherries
- PM 3 mile active recovery
- Salad of .5 avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, dressing, pickles, jalapenos, carrots
- 1 Banana
- 5 dried organic Dates