all[1]I have found one thing I LOVE about training for a Marathon and that is the amount I can eat.  This was yesterday’s menu:


Giant soup bowl of muesli and a banana


Cheese and ham toastie

Packet of crisps

Mars bar


Spaghetti Bolognese

Half a tub of Haagen Daz ice cream with chocolate sauce on top

Today someone commented on how toned and trim I am looking these days.  Husband even likened my stomach to Jessica Ennis’s washboard  but he then continued the sentence with ‘And can you sort out the house insurance and take 5 suits to the dry cleaners for me?’ so I question his sincerity.

When I did my 17 mile run last week my glorious NikePlus sports watch said that I had burned 2150 calories along the way.  That is truly amazing and probably more calories than I would have eaten in a whole week pre-Marathon training.  But seriously I eat such a huge amount these days I am really worried that I am going to balloon once the Big Day is over unless I keep on running and running and running like Forrest Gump.

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