I learned a VERY important lesson Saturday when I met my girlfriend Olivia for a 5-6 miler. FUELING BEFORE A RUN IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Duh right?!
I have never had a problem with this before, because I don't usually run shortly after waking up. I normally run in the evening, about 45 minutes-1 hour after dinner or a heavy snack. I don't know that I generally do this on purpose, it just kind of happens.
Well Saturday Olivia had to work for a few hours and we agreed to meet when she was done. She called around 11 and said to meet at 12:30. I know everyone else in the world would have been awake and had 2 meals by this time....but I work night shift and my sleep schedule is all janky!! So I got up, made myself a smoothie with a little proten in it, but we were low on juice so it was thick and I couldn't suck it through my straw! Then I got distracted by Sports Authority on the way (I wanted some new running leggings and they were on sale....don't judge!) and forgot to get a snack on the way because I ended up being late! (Who me? Late? NEVER!)
So we started running, and I got about a half mile in before I started to feel the fact that I hadn't eaten. It sucked to because I started off really strong at a good pace, but burned through the little calories I had taken in to fast. So we completed the first mile then walked for a minute or two. I happened to grab a GU gel on my way out, and Olivia suggested I wait until mile 2 was done to take it. We were getting 4 miles in one way or another. So we ran mile 2, which sucked, I was waiting to pass out....I stopped for some water and took my GU. Mile 3 was SO much better. I never realized how much of a difference GUs can make!
We walked for a minute or two in between every mile, just to give my body a chance to recover for a minute. So we got our 4 miles in, I suggested doing another 0.5ish and Olivia said she was done.
*Please don't judge my greasy hair....just taking a page from Janae's book
I went to Cafe Express for my FAVORITE salad after...took one home to The Hubs too...working on those Wife of the year points!
Saturday night was ZAC BROWN BAND!!!! = BLAST with some awesome girls!!
We keep it classy with our BIG ASS Bud Light cans!
BOOTS : Footwear of choice in TEXAS!!