Last week after a day like today I was feeling incredibly tired. Today? I feel great!
I think my improved mood is all due to fruit.
Earlier today I went on my run/walk session for my triathlon training at the nearby park where I always go. The run was a bit more difficult as this week I moved up to running FOUR minutes at a time and it was hot and sunny (I’m not a fan of the sun here). I’m really enjoying triathlon training and the gradual increase in time and distance running each week. It’s been great having and sticking with a running plan for once. I’ve moved up from running one minute at a time the first week to now running four minutes at once. I’m still not back to the place where I ran a mile, but I’m getting close. I ran for a total of ten minutes today, which is almost a mile at the snails pace that I run. I’m close.
But the point is that after the run I made a wonderful decision and popped into the fruit shop near our apartment to buy a bunch of fruit. A quick investment of $5 and I walked out with four bananas, four plums, three apples, a pear, and an orange. Yummy.
Throughout the day today I had a banana, an apple, a plum, and a leftover tiny apple I already had. I think it’s all this extra fruit that’s made me feel better all around today. I think last week I had the problem of not eating enough while doing a lot of activity and this week I completely changed that by eating fruit for snacks.
One thing I’m trying to learn is how to eat properly while I’m doing more activity. I’m burning more calories and eating less is not the correct option (even if I feel like eating less food which happens when it’s hot). So I’m trying to make sure I eat more, mostly in real food like fruits and veggies which also helps me accomplish my personal goal in my challenge. It also makes me feel a lot better to feel properly fueled when I’m doing things.
I still need to read up more on how to eat properly for this kind of thing since I’m far, far, far from an expert. But so far I think I’m doing a good job at figuring it out and adjusting to what my body needs. Running (and swimming and walking) and fruit seem to go together.
Do you eat a lot of fruit? What’s your favorite fruit?