Thursday, August 16, 2007

after I came down the mountain...

I got it. Tough runs help build my mental toughness.

I had a great run, mixing hills with pace. It turned out to be hotter than I expected, but it wasn't unbearable. I can't believe I ran up the mountain. It's so worth it because there is less traffic so I can run on the pavement more (pavement is preferable over concrete always), I could just listen to the sound of my feet striding along and look at the incredible view from Panorama Drive.

Also, I'm trying out a new sports drink because I can't seem to drink most, they upset my stomach. I've also become intolerant to the gels so I'm in trouble and need to come up with a new plan for eating on the run (so to speak). Now that db is running I don't have him cycling alongside for those long runs with stores of food on hand in case I need to eat. I'll have to come up with some creative solution.


Karen said...

Uggg. Sports drinks and gels. Yuck. It seems that a lot of people have problems with them. Congrats on making it up the mountain and living to tell the tale! WOo hoo. You go girl.

Ps: you've been tagged.

sp said...

Thanks for the support. I'm going to try a organic version of fig newtons and see how that goes.
Hope this works.