Breaking the cardinal rule of racing

Thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s post! I do consider myself a runner, but I don’t always feel like I am in the same league as “the real runners”.

Now let’s talk about everything I did wrong with race day.

I broke the cardinal rule of running. Don’t try anything new on race day. Whoops.

I kept getting crummy tummy, that’s the best way I have ever heard it described, after long runs even though I was hydrated and fueled properly. So I decided I needed to try something new, race day probably wasn’t the best time but it was my planned long run.

I usually take 1 Gu type of fuel before my run, and take something every hour after that. Instead, Saturday, I decided to take 3 shot bloks 15 minutes before gun time, an hour into running I took 3 more, and at the 2 hour mark I took one gu. Honestly, I felt great, I think too much gu just sort of hangs around my stomach like a brick, the shot bloks seemed to digest a bit better.

The other problem, is that I was on a runners high from the time I left until I got home, and then I looked at the photo’s my coach took at the finish line and I was disgusted with how I looked. I count my calories, I eat healthy 90% of the time and I work out 6 days a week. And I just cannot get this belly bulge to go away, frustrating. And I am frustrated that instead of focusing on this huge accomplishment I am focused on the negative stuff.

I am working hard on eating clean and training hard until Nike, and then I will rock it! Only 3 more weeks!

Sparkle Update!

Just for a reminder, you all know I am running a half-marathon for Team in Training. In order to help with my fundraising, my favorite headband company, Sparkly Soul Headbands, has offered my friends, family and blog readers!

Sparkly Soul™ Headbands are really non-slip …and sparkly! The patent pending design makes certain your headbands stay in place — no matter how intense your sports and fitness activity. It is the comfortable solution for all you athletic fashionistas! Functional and chic, they can be worn from the gym to the office to a night out. Sparkle It Up!

Sparklysoul

Visit www.sparklysoul.com and enter in coupon code “KELLY” at checkout to receive a 10% discount and 15% of your entire order will be donated to My Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising – the discount code will only be valid from July 30-August 6, 2012.

http://www.sparklysoul.com

If you place an order, leave me a comment and you will be entered to win one free headband!

If you left me a comment before you are already entered!

Do you like to sparkle when you sweat?

As you all know I am running a half-marathon for Team in Training. In order to help with my fundraising, my favorite headband company, Sparkly Soul Headbands, has offered my friends, family and blog readers!

First, let me tell you, I have tried every headband on the planet, and this is the only one that will ALWAYS stay put on my head during short runs, long runs, strength training and cross training.

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wearing one of my favorite ones at the Color Me Rad


Sparkly Soul™ Headbands are really (yes, really!) non-slip …and sparkly! The patent pending design makes certain your headbands stay in place — no matter how intense your sports and fitness activity. It is the comfortable solution for all you athletic fashionistas! Functional and chic, they can be worn from the gym to the office to a night out. Sparkle It Up!

Sparklysoul

Visit www.sparklysoul.com and enter in coupon code “KELLY” at checkout to receive a 10% discount and 15% of your entire order will be donated to My Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising – the discount code will only be valid from July 30-August 6, 2012.

http://www.sparklysoul.com

If you place an order, leave me a message and you will be entered to win one free headband!