Let’s Talk About (Not) Running
After my short spout of races (Gasparilla and the Jerusalem Half Marathon), that were perfectly timed, for reasons I won’t go into detail about now, I am back on the no running train. Or should I say couch. I want to apologize to Todd in advance for the person I become when I can’t exercise- sorry baby. Haha.
My girl Jolene always helps put things in perspective. She’s running Boston this year and just got into Marine Corps Marathon…
I agree! Sometimes it’s those little reminders that really hit home and make an impact, so THANKS Jolene 🙂 To sooth my running itch, here are some totally random running articles that make me smile…
I’m sorry, but this “How to Make Yourself Poop” article just cracks me up. The fact that Runner’s World even published it makes me happy. I was just talking to Stephanie about this- pooping that is. She has a marathon on Sunday (super duper good luck Ms. Radcliffe!) and was asking what my race morning is like. My response was something like this: wake up, poop, eat, poop, warm up, poop, race.
Speaking of marathons, here are 50 Marathon Signs that I’d love to see on the course. Among my faves were: #40, #33, #14
And some fun questions going around the running blog world so that I can pretend I’m still running…
1) Location: Trail, Road , or Indoors?
“Roads” are my first choice. And by roads I mean a paved “trail,” sooooo Troads?! I’m also a fan of the tready though. I guess my answer is all of the above 🙂
2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
MORNING! I love love love waking up at the crack of dawn and busting out an awesome run before most people even get up. Sets a great tone for the day.
3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
I wish my answer was hot. Then living in FL would be perfect. Buuuut, my preferred weather is cold, 50ish degrees, (which is prob just chilly for most) and sunny. I think training in the sunny heat and humidity really helps racing in cooler temps.
4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?
Before: depends on the distance 4 or less- nothing, 5 to 10- half a banana or piece of toast, more than that- oatmeal or bagel. During: Powerbar brand gels, only on runs 14 or more. After: Again, depends on distance, but the first thing always is Nuun, oatmeal and a protein shake. The creativity comes in depending on distance 😉
5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
My must haves are my Garmin and my visor.
6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
All the food! A big stack of pancakes. Cristinos pizza. Chocolate Cake. As Lee said, anything chocolate and PB. Pretty much, anything that is delicious- nutritious or not. And sometimes my reward is a new article of running clothing or a massage!
Pick a question and give me your answer!