I found a good breakfast to eat before my long runs. Oh wait, this is pretty much my breakfast every morning. Orange juice, grapes and cottage cheese were eaten approximately 7 minutes before I started running and they were great fuel.
Today’s run felt awesome. I woke up with a lot of energy which is necessary for a successful run now that I can’t have caffeine. We did 10 miles with an average pace of 8:25.
I took my handheld water bottle that the cutest Britt gave me and I absolutely loved it. My left arms is going to be incredibly strong now too, seriously though…it is kind of sore now. I guess I could switch off hands to hold it with throughout the run but that would take too much thinking. The pocket on the side made it easy to store the necessities in life: chapstick and gum oh and the car keys. It was really nice to have water so easily available the second I felt like I needed a drink.
Bilster ended up staying with us the majority of the time and was so excited for his Peanut Butter flavored Gu. I hate Gu as it is as and peanut butter is on my disgusting list lately so the idea of eating this…… I know I will now be shunned from the blog world for not liking peanut butter.
Don’t you hate it when you don’t realize how incredibly short your shorts are until you look at the picture of yourself. Yeah, sorry about that.
I wore my ON shoes that the company sent me and will do a full review next week.
We are now hanging out at my Mom’s house because my brother leaves tomorrow night and I must soak in as much quality time with them as possible. Added bonus is that my mom has at least 7 times as much food here as we do.
Our next half marathon is in a little less than a month. Do you think I could get by with just doing ten milers each Saturday until then or should I try to get in an 11, 12 or 13 miler?
Do you eat/drink caffeine before you run?
What kind of GPS watch do you use? Anyone else have the Garmin 305?
-I will always love the 305, I refuse to upgrade until I am forced.
For you gu lovers…what is your favorite gu flavor? Have you tried the PB?