This is my all time essential running item. My black and white Brooks visor. I cannot run without it!
First things first, there’s a great giveaway over at Katie's Miles of Kate blog. Go check her out AFTER you read my post. She’s giving away a full year subscription to Fitness magazine. Now, I have never bought this magazine (I’m way too damn cheap), but I got online this morning to check it out. First thing that I noticed was the 2009 Beauty Products Awards. I am a big fan of product. I have more types of shampoo, makeup, gels, mousses, foot lotion that is supposed to make your feet pretty (doesn’t work don’t bother) then the average woman should have. I just love products. So right there, the magazine was raised a couple of notches in my eyes. Then I noticed a picture of cute little Lindsey Price and her fitness routine and I just felt inadequate, so I clicked off. I didn’t want to look at Lindsey Price in her little workout outfit when I was still in mis-matched pajamas and toothpaste stains on my shirt.
So, go sign up for that giveaway girls (and you too Jamoosh, should you be so inclined).
Next stop is my training. I ran hills last night. I had to pick a hill that was between 1-2 minutes long and run up, run back down, and then run tempo for two minutes. I had to do this six times. I’m not sure if it was the weather or what, but I felt amazing. It actually could have been the free range chicken that I had the night before. This is the first meat that I have eaten in over a month. I had talked with my coach last week and we had agreed that I would add a little meat back into my diet, especially for key runs, to see if this helped with my energy level. I had made the drastic change in my diet mid-training and my “spunk” had totally tanked. I have an eighteen miler on my schedule for the weekend and I will eat a little fish or chicken the night before. After the marathon, I plan on becoming a full time vegetarian.
That’s all folks, short sweet, and to the point. I hope everyone has a great weekend of training. I know a couple of fellow bloggers out there are racing this weekend…..GOOD LUCK!!! Can’t wait to hear how you all did!