Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giving thanks

Well we’re almost there – less than a week to go. I was thinking yesterday about the things I am thankful for with respect to my running so thought it would be a good conclusion to the blog to post my top 5.

I am thankful…
5 – That I am physically able to run, especially since this time last year I was not.
4 – For the physical and mental benefits running gives me.
3 – For the good times I have had with my running partners – Addie, Hilary, Malcolm and Mac – and look forward to meeting new ones this summer as I train for my first marathon.
2 – For the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes with running.
1 – For the race next weekend that allows me not only to run in my home city, but also with the support of my family and one of my very best buds.

This blog was created one night at the old ranch over many drinks and in hindsight maybe wasn’t the greatest idea but I did have some fun with it and I appreciated the posts and the comments from others and I am thankful for the few of you who contributed to this blog so I didn’t feel like I was talking to myself all the time (most of the time yes but not all the time!)

Cheers to all and good skill next weekend.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Carb loading time!

Taper time is here - which also means carb loading time - yahoo! Anyone ever ask why on earth you run such long distances? Being able to eat loads of carbs guilt free is one of my fave reasons! This is a good article in Runners World about famous chefs who run marathons and what they eat.

I can't wait to see what Craddie serves up in two weeks!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I don't want everything to run!

Does anyone else have a serious problem with getting a runny nose shortly after starting your run? It drives me crazy. I don't want to carry Kleenex and I've been using my sleeves but short sleeve weather is here so what do I do now? It's not even like I can launch a snot rocket (I am part Asian so I should be able to do that!) because it's mostly just wetness. Yuck.

Some things I've read tell you to cut down on dairy, some say to take some over-the-counter meds, and others say you have to go see an E-N-T specialist - I'm not really a fan of any of those approaches! Any advice is very much appreciated!