Sunday, January 31, 2010

The slosshy's.

When running long distances, you have to consume a certain amount of water and a certain amount of gu. One of the problems that I come across is that when I am on long distances that my pace amounts in a large amount of gu: Caffeine, sugar and electrolytes and water in my stomach. My last few long runs have left me feeling less than stellar. I have so much of this in my stomach that I feel like I am going to throw up.

Does this happen to anyone else? How can you fix it?

Friday, January 29, 2010


Probiotics have been linked to the maintaining a long term health weight. This makes me happy. I think probiotics are amazing and I certainly feel healthier when I take them. If they can help me stay at a normal weight, then that is even better.

How many of you take probiotics? What brand? Pill form or liquid? What do you think that they do for you?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Loathing it.

Do you ever have days when pounding the pavement is the most horrific thing. Today I thought that I was going to have to stop every step of the way. I don't like that. I didn't really feel better afterwards. I did not really feel anything other than I wish I had stayed in my warm bed. That does not happen.

Maybe I should do some shorter, warmer runs before heading out for more training.

Does this ever happen to you?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The marathon that makes me want to stop running.

The basics:

  • slowest marathon EVER.
  • three miles completely uphill. with no breaks.
  • twenty mile an hour winds.
  • forty six degrees
  • steady, heavy rain.

More details to follow. Needless to say, this was not my favorite. However I do have another 26.2 knot in my belt. That makes me smile. But really, that is it.

a little perspective, and also in honor of MLK day:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) American civil rights leader Nobel Peace Prize winner

Friday, January 15, 2010


Redding is Sunday. I am prepared. My foot feels good. My joints are flowing nicely. I feel like this is going to be a good course that I am really going to enjoy. My darling family is following me to the fantastic city of Redding, CA to carbo load and cheer for me. For that, I am forever grateful. I must say, that having a "real" time goal is really freaking me out.

Helpful tips?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The shake weight.

So this crazy looking thing that is toted on infomercials has caught my eye. I think that I am going to spend twenty of my hard earned dollars to see if this can really give me Michelle Obabama arms in just six minutes a day. It should be coming soon, so I will let you know. Has anyone used it? What do you think?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Running goals.

  • Run eight more marathons.
  • Get pregnant.
  • Run my entire pregnancy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mobile blog test.

This is me sitting at my desk. Wanting to run. Working and seeing if I can mobile blog. Happy running!