Dispelling the (Thanksgiving) Carb-loading Myth

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November 30, 2013 by Amy B

Oh man, that hurt.

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I decided to be spontaneous and adventurous this morning and deviate from my normal routes and try something new. Since we had company arriving, I set out for a quick 3 miler but thought I could run a new route.

The three miles turned into five when at 2.5 I checked my phone and realized that no, that park road doesn’t dump out in the spot where I thought it did. Oops.

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It’s just as well, since my turkey/stuffing/potatoes/pie eating ass needed the extra calorie burn, but holy shit. That felt pretty awful. It makes me wonder if carb-loading really is a load of crap.

I ended up with almost 70 miles for November, which is 30 less than what I set for my goal, but almost 30 more than November 2012.

Screen Shot 2013-11-30 at 2.33.20 PMI think I’m well on my way to hit my goal of 200 Miles Before Dec 31 that I set after the marathon. I’m also on day 3 of the Runner’s World Run Streak Challenge, where I am supposed to run at least a mile every day from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. Running in 30 degree snow-less weather is NBD. At home? We’ll see how long I last without a treadmill.


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Amy, July 2013

I'm a thirty-something suburbanite turned ruralite living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Wife, mom of two, eater of all things delicious, and a runner. This is where I blather on about running and health. Baby Number Three will be here in November (so yes, I'm a little crazy), and I'm running through my pregnancy for as long as my body's willing and able. There's also more of me at amyupnorth.com. Read more here.


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