The best thing about exercise

February 20, 2010

I think it’s a two way tie between a.) extreme soreness in the days to follow & b.) eating.

Speaking of eating, that’s how I immediately started my day, for I woke up with one hangry beast in my stomach.

Blueberry Banana OIAJ (Oats in a jar), served in a jar’of’Jif. This was tasty, but I think my oatmeal-obsessive days are over. Truly, it just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Don’t hate me.
Today, my friend Amber and I bicycled from her house to downtown SLC and back. Approximately 16-18 miles, give or take. It’s a mix between uphill, downhill, and flat terrain. My lungs feel worked and my legs feel tired. It was an AWESOME day. And when I walked in the door, after defrosting my frozen fingers & toes (it was 38 degrees and a little breezy), I ate. and ate.

As I am in no position for any sort of weight loss, this long period of exercise was reason enough for my mom and I to check out how many calories I burned. My recommended intake ends up being 3,600 for today. Enough for an average person to gain a pound. And you know what? I was ECSTATIC. The more food, the merrier. I sit here, still a little hungry. I think I still have a good 1,000 calories to go… so that’s my exit cue! Happy Saturday! I’m off to see Shutter Island with one of my favorite ladies. I’m pumped.