So its been just over a week since I started this low FODMAPs thing. So far, so good. I am cooking for myself – mostly three meals a day (plus some snacks). Crazy, right? There have been a few lazy days where I wake up really late which throws my food schedule out the window. But all in all, I have been pretty consistent. I am have been mostly low FODMAPs. There were a few dinners out that I am not entirely sure were low FODMAPs – but I tried to make them as low as possible. At home, I have been really good – except for the small intake of freezies that happened when I was craving something sweet. I have since picked up some sorbet so that I can shove a spoon in that if it happens again.
Still, I think I am feeling good. I mean, I am feeling good. Better for sure. But I am not 100% certain I am tip-top yet. I think perhaps after another week I will be able gauge it a bit better. I hope.
In addition to my dietary successes, I also started my Learn-to-Run clinic last week. It was a great week – though, I am not 100% sold on my Clinic Leader. She’s a sweet enough girl and clearly this is her first time running the clinic. But, we have had two “clinic” days where we are supposed to have a 20 to 30 minute lecture about running, but so far, we haven’t had a single one. Instead, we just received a cut n’ paste email about running in the heat. I know she is new, but I didn’t just pay to run, I paid to LEARN to run. This involves information. But in saying this, it’s very likely that I am just being a frugal, grumpy old lady. 🙂
The runs themselves have been great. I’m not fast, but I am not slow. My body seems to be adjusting relatively well. No super sore days. I am taking advantage of the run club that meets on Wednesdays and Sundays. It keeps me motivated and ensures that I get at least three in a week. Tomorrow, however, is going to be my first day that I try running on my own (I can’t make run club due to an FRC board meeting). It will be interesting to see how I do on my own.
I also signed up for my first 5K in over 10 years. I am doing the Halloween Night Race on October 24th – I think ELL and AvD might do it with me. Can’t wait!