Friday, December 10, 2010

Nutrition, Mileage & Weight Loss

I've been ruminating on this topic for a few weeks-not sure how to put it into words. Since I've started increasing mileage I have dropped some weight I didn't really need to lose. While I realize that most women would be thrilled to have this problem it has left me in uncharted waters.

The reaction of those around me has been like a slice of pop culture today. Most comments are positive and admiring of my "willpower". A couple have told me to eat a sandwich and only one has asked if everything is ok.

One advantage is that running is super easy when you don't weigh very much! :)  However, I want to be sure that I'm adequately fueling my body for running & training. While I am at the weight I was when I got married, I don't think it's a healthy weight for a woman (not a girl) and an athlete. And psychologically it has been hard to regain. I have been conditioned to want to see the scale go DOWN- not up.

So I guess this is what I'm wondering: How thin is too thin? Are there advantages to being on the thinner side in running? Have any of you experienced a decrease in appetite from running?


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