Marathon Training has entered week four. There are issues I planned for when I convinced myself to run my first marathon. I need time to train, I will need more food, at some point I will need a new set of running shoes, etc.
And then there are the unexpected issues that sneak up on me. The first issue I encountered is my clothing size is changing. But the new issue is another that I did not plan for despite my best efforts.
I planned with my wife that our food budget would need to increase because I would be eating more often. No problem. However, I did not plan for the time impact of eating.
I eat more often, and I eat more. I am not made out of time (considering I am a full-time graduate student and married). Cooking, cleaning up the dishes, and then the time just to eat the food. Yes, I do eat while I study… when I can. But I cannot study while I cook. And I cannot always study while I eat. And I cannot study while I clean up. And the fact that I am eating more often and more food in general means less time for other things.
How do I find time to eat? Yes, another marathon training issue I did not anticipate. At least I have not injured myself yet… which is what has derailed my marathon training efforts in the past.