Portland and I Made It Official.
Yesterday I did 6 miles (5 miles at a moderate pace, 1 mile at a crawl). It appears that eating an orange sherbet pushup pop is not sufficient fuel. I’m not sure why I continue to make these bad decisions when it comes to running nutrition.
I think part of it is that I always think “6/5/4/etc. miles isn’t that many, I’ll be fine” when in reality 6 miles is getting into that territory where I need to be smart about fueling right since it takes me well over an hour.
I think my 2014 resolution NEEDS to be getting serious about fuel/nutrition so that my mid-length and long runs go better. Plus, Portland and I made it official (!!!!!!!) and I know nailing fuel will be really important to go the distance.
For the next year you can just call me Bib #1404!
Speaking of races the lottery for the Hardrock 100 was today and a few of my favorite elite ultrarunners made it. It’s going to be a really good race! Seb Chaigneau, Tim Olson and Kilian Jornet will all be running.
As you can see from this shirt I had made – because I’m a weirdo (actually there is a long story but it would be boring to tell) – Seb, Tim and Kilian are three of my favorites and having them all get into Hardrock is a big deal!
One final thing – I tried to read while I was running on the treadmill and it’s SO HARD. I definitely felt sick after about 2 miles and had to stop.
I’m reading Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. I love Mindy but so far the book isn’t my favorite … maybe I should try reading it when I’m not running.
Have you ever tried reading/watching TV on the treadmill? Does it make you feel motion sick?
What are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
– I’m always on the hunt for something good to read!