The inspiration for this entry arrived around mile 4. It was at this point where I felt bold enough to ask you, the reader, to consider this neglected blog once again. It seemed like a good idea at the time; I was on an emotional high while running the streets of New York City on marathon Sunday. The sun was shining, the crowds were cheering, and everyone and their brother, sister, uncle, grandmother, neighbor, bellman, and so on, was sporting a bib (yes, it was that crowded). At mile 4 I was feeling great. After all, I had already accomplished my first victory of the day; reach the starting line. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Marathon’ Category
This morning when I woke up I could hardly move. Every muscle, tendon, and cell was screaming at me, competing for attention along with every inch of chaffed skin (and let me tell you, I’m chaffed from my neck to my toes). But despite all this pain, I woke up with a smile on my face. Why? I remembered that somehow, I survived another marathon. (more…)
Fall has officially arrived and to many that means marathon season is here. I am assured of this as I prepare for one last jog before tomorrow’s big Chicago marathon.
For many of our readers, race day brings excitement and also worry- what should I eat? when should I eat? what should I wear? and what in the world was I thinking when I signed up for this 4 months ago? Well, while you should NEVER try anything new on race day, I can tell you what I’m doing and some of the best practices in the field of sports nutrition. (more…)