That’s amazing! If you don’t mind me asking, how many cals do you eat to have the energy to do that? And how long have you been running? I haven’t run more than 14 miles yet but my usual “long run” is 12 miles. Do you run outside or inside?
Actually, I don't restrict much. So I do eat anywhere from 1500, 1800, maybe 2000 cal/day, it depends. I don't really count calories; I count miles. I am losing weight fast doing this as this morning I weighed 95.2 lb. I am going to have to gain some soon, or my psychiatrist is going to be freaking out. I wish I had my old psychiatrist back, but she's retiring, that's life.
Anyway, I don't usually eat breakfast beforehand, but some days (like today), I will have a teaspoon of peanut butter (regular creamy) beforehand. It depends how I'm feeling. I'm running my body to the ground, and I got a yeast infection from the antibiotic I was on for strep. Pretty much the side effects paperwork said you'd get diarrhea (yep, got that) and likely a vaginal yeast infection if you are a woman. And I'm already prone to yeast infections to start with, eat non-fat Greek yogurt daily, but it did no good.
I run outside. What about you? I find outside, it is easier to accumulate miles; you can change up your route so as not to get bored. I have several options of ways I can run through my neighborhood and the connecting east part of my same neighborhood. Though you do have to account for the fact that I live near Houston. The land is flat and not that high above sea level. So hills do not exist here. The hardest running you get is running into a heavy wind or rain running (but I don't like to do that, it fries the electronics). Running on the roads & sidewalks after rain is trickier though (much less traction, a lot harder work). It rains here quite a lot and can rain a staggering amount at times. There are a couple parks I can run through; one is part of the city parks & recreation and has water fountains; I like that one best.
I don't know how I got up to 14 miles. I think my longest run was 16. I think first I broke it up into 2 runs: 8 miles and 6 miles, then started adding on the 8 miles.
Yesterday and today, I only ran 12 miles. I really want to run longer, but this stupid yeast infection is only slightly better after 2 days of Monistat.
Oh, but my weight has gone down a lot. I was 99, 100 lb. before this.
I don't know how well to trust Fitbit's assertion of calories burned, but most days, I end up around 2500; once close to 3000. And I don't binge, but some days, like today, I just have to eat a bit more to be less tired. Yesterday, I took a nap, and my alarm didn't go off, and I was not there to pick my daughter up from school and not answering my cell phone because it was in a room across the house. So not good at all. I think her teacher was perturbed at me though I think she suspects I probably have an eating disorder; she is the teacher who leads the walkers in my daughter's grade outside, and I pick my daughter up as a walker, so yeah, yesterday, was bad, my husband was all panicked, sending the parents of one of my daughter's friends to check on me though I woke up before they got here (thank God). Everyone was concerned, not just because I am bipolar (type I, with mixed features) but because last Feb. 14, I had a symptomless ulcer perforate. Meaning I didn't know I had the ulcer in the first place and couldn't treat it. That is a life or death situation. It was not ED-related; it was caused by overuse of NSAIDs and a bacterial infection (worst pain of my life, lost 10 lb. in the hospital, and the brought the ED roaring back).