I share a flat with two others and part of the deal for moving in was that we share the cooking and eat together. I was told it would be healthy before I moved in, but I should probably have thought that through more. One of my flatmates is obese and the other is a skinny near pro footballer. Both can consume HUGE amounts of food.
In our house it isn't so much that it is always unhealthy food, but the enormous portions that get put down in front of me. What i've started doing is just eating half the meal and then saving the rest for lunch the next day instead of trying to eat it all at once. I also always make sure I have some broccoli and salad in the house so if it is unhealthy I add that to my meal, and then when it's my turn too cook I make something really healthy to balance things out. Sometimes I change it a bit too, like the bigger flatmate likes to make nachos sometimes, so i'll have mine with brown rice instead of corn chips. She is also a compulsive baker and I used to feel like I was being rude if I didn't have some, but i've just started being honset recently and saying I can't eat that stuff all the time or i'll get fat and I won't be able to run! Harsh but true.
Could you suggest trying out some other meals and just be honest about it? I realise it's kind of hard when your wife is doing all the cooking though! Maybe you could cook some healthy different meals during the weekend?
I haven't run for three weeks after I was forced to have an operation because of random lump in my throat. It was thankfully all benign and I got the all clear yesterday to get back out running again. I thought it was going to be pretty painful after three weeks out but I actually had the most amazing run. I did my hilly 8k route which is my favourite run and I really just totally loved it. My speed was down a bit which I expected, but I loved every second of it anyway!
So - i'm not concerned that I will have any issues getting back into it, mre worried that I might push myself too much. I am wondering how much I should be doing mileage wise at this stage. I know three weeks isn't a really long time in the grand scheme of things, but I don't want to end up injured and then be out again. Before the op I was doing 50k per week over 6 days.
If anyone has any thoughts re whether I could just go straight in with 50 or should be doing much less than that and build it up, that would be really handy.
PS - just to clarify, it was three weeks of literally no exercise apart from a couple of walks in the third week.
In my last half marathon I had (um) 'problems' - for some reason I seemed to have a bit of an upset tummy. I had to run in a bush three times. I had a couple of people shout and aks me where I was going and it has only just dawned on me that they might have thought I was trying to cheat, when all I was trying to do was go to the loo without flashing anyone so I could keep going and not collapse! Ooooops.
People who do cheat are so dumb. I don't know how anyone can do it. They should be totally ashamed of themselves. It does make me wonder how common it is.
Yes i'm a bit perplexed about what's going on because my diet is really good. I buy all of my fruits and veggies at a local market every Sunday and eat a lot of lentils and chickpeas. I only eat whole grain bread, rice and pasta. I probably am a little low on red meat, but i'd always thought it should be minimised in the diet to keep sat fat down. Everyone is a bit shocked because i'm known amongst my friends as the health freak. My BMI is bang in the middle of the normal range too so i'm not underweight or anything.
Anyway I am sure i'll get tot he bottom of it soon once the surgery and other tests have been completed.
I think i'm going toi try supplements. I have however just been told I have to go in for surgery next week as a lump has been found in my throat that shouldn't be there. I'm not sure if it is connected, I am hoping it isn't and it will just be some cyst. It is going to mean three whole weeks of no running. I'm going to go crazy! But it has to be done. I'l probably be on here in a month with a 'struggling to get back into it' thread. Ha.
P.S Interesting fact I have found out is that spinach is actually not high in iron - this is a widely held myth. Spinach is actually an iron absorbtion inhibitor. Interesting!