Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
- 1-4 miles?
- 5-6 miles?
- 7-10 miles?
- 10+ miles?
options might include nothing, water, fuel belt flask of propel.
my hydration needs have changed so much since moving to a warmer climate. i think i've almost doubled my fluid intake.
my answers to the questions?
- 1-4 miles: one fuel belt flask of FROZEN water
- 5-6 miles: one or two fuel belt flask of FROZEN propel
- 7-10 miles: three + fuel belt flasks of gatorade (rain is my fave)
- 10+ miles: four + fuel belt flasks of gatorade
i think each fuel belt flask is around 7 oz. is that about right? anyways, i'd love to know what you're drinkin'. :)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
1 - DON'T WEAR HEADSETS. Use your ears to be aware of your surroundings. Using headphones, you lose the use of an important sense: your hearing.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
while training for the salt lake marathon, i went through a huge adjustment period that included getting used to running with many to running by myself. during that time, my little iPod and i became great friends. i discovered that listening to novels or my church magazine was a great way to pass the time on a long run.
perusing through iTunes today, i stumbled across a *FREE* copy of the alchemist by paulo coelho (download by july 14). now i've got 4 hours, 16 minutes and 33 seconds of running time to kill. shoot, that's a marathon, right? :)
Monday, July 7, 2008
jonathan and i moved to california in the summer of 2003 and the only person we knew was my uncle who lived in the city thirty miles away. after a few months of missing family and struggling to start a piano studio, i found myself in a much too early mid-life crisis at 21 years old. i was bored and depressed. driving in the car on a cold january afternoon, i heard a radio advertisement for team in training, an organization dedicated to raising funds for the leukemia lymphoma society. they also happened to train average people to run marathons. i attended an information meeting, cut a check for $100, and had officially signed myself up for the midnight sun marathon in anchorage, alaska. if i can truly confess, i had NO intentions of running a full marathon when i signed up for the program. i thought it was a good idea, i just didn't believe i could do it. slowly but surely, the fitness and determination came, and my life was changed.
having the motivation to run for cancer patients is a powerful one. fundraising for cancer research and patient care is also a powerful motivator. running with people who are working towards that same goal is exhilarating. i am forever indebted to this organization for changing my life in more ways than i can count.
i ended up mentoring for the program the next fall; these five girls ended up raising over $33,000 for cancer research that season
after that year long experience, i was hooked to the sport. i asked any girl that came within the four walls of my home or church if they wanted to run a marathon with me. i was addicted to the long runs, the chats, the "runners high", the PRs. all of it. i honestly can say now that i am a RUNNER and it is part of who i am and who i will be for the rest of my life.