Jogged another easy 3-miler (9:20 pace) with my pup. While I was stretching before the run, she came over to let me know that I should NOT forget her.
Rest day. Came home feeling exhausted, but then got an amazing package from the sweetest friend/blog twin Ashley.
She sent me gluten-free cookies (and a second package is coming) because my kitty is sick. Bloggers make the best friends. It seriously made me day. Love her.
Sorry to The Beatles, you can buy me love. And it’s with cookies.
Ran 7 miles- 2 mile warm up, 3 miles at 9:09 pace, 2 mile cool down. Hard. I’m out of shape.
Then met Kyle for Saturday bagels! Yep, we’re back to that! I’m officially done with my gluten-free for 30 days!
My thoughts after going gluten-free for 30 days:
1. It didn’t do anything for my sinuses. Had some major sinus issues while going gluten-free (the main reason for doing this experiment).
2. This wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I discovered that I don’t eat too much gluten to begin with. Most of my gluten consumption occurs when I don’t eat at home. But yes, eating out and NOT at home was difficult.
3. I have a lot of respect for my friends with Celiac Disease. I don’t eat out at restaurants too often, but I discovered how difficult it is to eat gluten-free when you aren’t at home. The shit is everywhere.
I found it difficult to ask if items were gluten-free (I felt like I was a pain). Plus some people just aren’t educated. I asked a waiter if a salad was gluten-free, they looked at me like I was an idiot and say yes, and then it comes out with sourdough croutons on it…
It’s also very difficult when you’re eating with people who don’t share the same issue (I guess in my case, non-issue). Sharing food gets complicated. I also found that some are insensitive and treat a health issue (health concern in my case) as a joke and inconvenience for them. <– another reason I wanted to do this experiment- so that I could walk a mile in someone else’s shoes so I don’t act like an insensitive boob.
4. Although I don’t think gluten causes any physiological issues in my body, I DO like the idea of eliminating a good amount from my diet. Like I said, I wasn’t eating too much gluten at home. But the gluten-filled items at home were processed things like sauces, crackers, etc. At restaurants or at work, things like fresh bread and homemade cookies were occasionally offered to me. All things that are better left out of my diet. Except that fresh baked bread. I will eat you.
Anyone run this weekend? How’d it go?
Anyone else think Ashley is the sweetest? If you answer no, we are no longer friends.
Anyone try an elimination diet? What did you learn?