Holy cow. That run yesterday was amazing. So much fun! And so challenging!
This was no ordinary 5K. The whole thing took place through these winding woods. There was a row of six 4' walls to hurdle over, alternated with low-ducks. Then there was a shock house--a little building with windows cut into the side. You climb into the windows and weave your way through dozens of electrified coiled wires hanging from the ceiling. There was a mud pit so deep and slippery, you just had to dig your fingers into the mud walls and pull yourself out, it was impossible to climb. Huge fallen trees, rocky creek beds, steep, almost virtical riverbanks you had to climb down into... it was fierce. And then every so often, you'd run through a pack of zombies who would try to grab "life" ribbons off your belt. I managed to hang onto my last ribbon until 20 feet from the finish line, which was a low crawl under wooden beams in the mud, and then through a giant mud pit under an electrified fence.
Anyway, super fun, and I totally plan to do it again next year.
I got home and just needed to eat. And eat and eat and eat. I had a bowl of Protein Plus cereal and a banana before I ran, and an Atkins bar afterward. I stopped at McDonald's on the 90 minute drive home and got a regular junior cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, and scarfed that down like it was nothing.
Arrived home and nuked a Lean Cuisine.
And then ate a string cheese stick.
And then took the kids to McAllister's and had a giant bowl of broccoli cheddar soup with 4 saltines (which gave me a rough 30 minutes of dumping, great)
I took a break on the noshing for a while, but then ended my day with another Atkins bar and a package of cream cheese and chive crackers.
I was at roughly 1830 calories yesterday, yowza. Granted, I know I burned enough to compensate and still have a deficit, but jeez. Feels like I just couldn't quit cramming my mouth.