1) Six new terms I could have used today (for explanations, click on the link):
- FIRM//Step Sister
- Jog Itch
- Land Mines
- Releasing the Crackin
- River Nile
- Rulk (note--this is one of my additions to the glossary!!)
|(Much prettier in person.)|
- BEAUTIFUL greenway--a full mile of which I'd never seen before today.
- Passing by no less than THREE people who smelled just amazing. Not in a "I'm-going-to-douse-myself-in-cologne-so-I-won't-stink" way, but "I-just-stepped-right-out-of-the-shower-and-just-took-my-clothes-out-of-the-dryer" kind of way. (Yes, I have to admit it--I LOVE passing by someone who smells good. I don't know why, and I fully admit it's one of the stranger things about me....but it makes me smile every time it happens.)
- Running six miles with a pace of just about 12:00 on the nose.
- Getting to see all my running buddies who are in the 13.1 training group, and a couple of other running buddies, too. (Including Daisy.)
- Getting to run with a running friend I totally admire for the first two miles.
- Sprinting in the last maybe 30-50 feet!
- I need to either get a bigger water bottle, or better yet, buy a fuel belt. I ran out of water at about mile 3.5.
- Gu really does work.
- Remember to take a sweat rag. I want to try the Chilly Pad...but then again, I'm not sure how well it would work to mop up the buckets of sweat that pour off my face?
- Listening to a great podcast on running is INCREDIBLY MOTIVATING. My choice du jour: The Marathon Show. Love this show; can't say enough good things about it-entertaining, inspiring, informative.
- Short goals WORK (ie: run to the next phone pole; run to that leaf in the path; run to that place where the asphalt changes to concrete...as opposed to "run six miles today" or "run another mile")
- I can run.
- Fuel belt
- Trail shoes
- Running bra--not quite sure I need this, but I think I'm going to try it out (brand to try: Moving Comfort) and see-I'll let you know the results.
- Halo headband
- New running socks (no link because I'm not sure which ones to get, which is why I'm still running in the Nike moisture wicking socks I bought a year ago...I have six pairs but still...they are just about worn out.)
- when it comes out--an armband for the Otterbox I now carry my phone in after I shattered not just one but TWO screens within a three week period!
- Start out slow. Low distance and slow pace. Don't increase either of those too fast.
- Make sure you are hydrating as a way of life. Your urine should be pale yellow-any darker-you aren't getting enough fluid; any lighter-you may be getting too much. (Going to the bathroom is a small price to pay for proper hydration.)
- Make sure you're eating enough calories to support your efforts--in all three categories-protein, fat and carbs.
- GET FITTED FOR SHOES BY A SPECIALTY RUNNING STORE. (Along the same vein, if you're a woman-get properly fitted for a running bra.)
- Listen to your body. If you don't know what it's saying to you-slow down and listen harder.
- Cross train. Swimming, biking, rowing. Strength training is something you should do in addition to cardio.
- ING New York City
- ANY Rock 'n' Roll
- Maratona di Roma
- Marathon to Marathon (because of what I heard about it on The Marathon Show)
- Marathon du Medoc
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