Here is another week of What I ate Wednesday by Peas and Crayons with a special "What I are last Saturday after my 20 mile long run!" Saturday also happened to be St. Patrick's Day so I made corned beef and cabbage for dinner in the crock pot - it turned out really well!
Pre-Run Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal with raisins and cup of coffee
Mid-Run Snack: Jet Blackberry Gu, water and Strawberry Gu Chomps.
Post-Run Breakfast: Leftover Stuffed Peppers, orange and Pretzel Goldfish
Lunch: Flour Tortilla (heated in microwave) with pesto, mozzarella and salsa
Afternoon Snack: Cadberry egg, animal crackers and chewy granola bar
Dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes and carrots and onions and Italian bread with butter
Dessert: Handful of rollos
I have been using My Fitness Pal to track my food and exercise because I have been wanting to know how much I actually need to eat based off how much I exercise. Normally without any exercise I would need 1400 calories a day. From there I add on my exercise and on Saturday after my long run it increased my desired daily calorie intake to 3600 (2200 calories burned from 20 mile long run).
I found it hard to eat 3600 calories in one day because honestly that is a lot of food! Although it is good to keep track of my calories, I am finding that I don't necessarily follow it 100%. If I am feeling hungry, then I eat a little bit more but if I am not then I don't. On Saturday after my 20 miler, I ended the day eating 2700 calories total and I wasn't starving without eating the extra 900 calories. Sunday though I ended up eating more than my 1700 daily calorie goal (300 extra from exercise) so I think it all evens out in the end.
Anyone else use My Fitness Pal online or on their phone? Do you keep track of your calories or just go by if you feel hungry or not??