Remember when I first blogged about knowing that life would get in the way of hitting every training run
for the Tread 6-Hour trail run
? For the first two weeks I didn’t miss a scheduled run. But at the end of those two weeks my legs were constantly sore, I was grouchy, depressed and hungry all the time. After checking in with my Facebook friends, they all quickly pointed out that I wasn’t eating enough and I was running too much. Much of the hunger was related to a gluten- and dairy-free diet I had been following to help bring an autoimmune skin condition under control — so my standbys of peanut butter and jam with chocolate milk were out of the question. I know there are many successful paleo athletes (our own Bouncing Back blogger Kristen Auger
included), but I was truly struggling to get enough food into me to recover from my endurance weekend runs. Once I added PB&J back to my diet, plus a Vitamin B6 supplement, I felt 100% better.