Monday, March 9, 2009

Smiles and Frowns

As some of you know I am training for my 1st 1/2 marathon. Monday's are pretty much the same around our house. I start the day with my "long run", we run a couple errands if needed, head home for lunch and nap time or quiet time, dance class is 4:00-5:30 and then home for supper and nighttime routines!! Well today was my 9 mile run and I've been needing to practice eating something called "GU" to keep my energy level up and get me through the run. I ate the 1st one on the way to the gym and almost puked in the car....Kayden was quite concerned. I'm not really sure how else to describe it except it tasted like gooey carmel.....may sound yummy to you BUT NO it was not!! The pukey feeling subsided as a started running and I did quite well running my miles today. Then an hour into my run I had to eat another one and it went down pretty well, wasn't until after I finished  that the pukey feeling came back! I'm not excited about putting this nasty substance into my body but hoping that it will help me finish the race on April 25th with flying times!!! If anyone has any other suggestions on what to use HELP!!!! 

Made me smile......I LOVE fresh flowers in my house!!! Found an Organic Sport Drink a month or so ago that I LOVE called LIV!!!
Made me frown....empty packet of GU energy gel!!! Can't wait to take it again on sarcasm!!! 


Charisa said...

I take a GU before I start a triathlon and it always makes me gag. When I'm running they are good though and I only take a little bit at a time. Try to swallow it like a pill (just a little) and it's not so bad. Also - if you have water right after it's better :) You could try Shot Bloks if you would rather chew, but those are harder to eat while running because it's hard to eat and chew at the same time. . .
Good luck!! :)

Heidi said...

espresso hammer gel is the best i've found. it was the only one so far (on sunday) where I didn't gag. they do wonders for me though. Goodluck!!