Filed under: Running | Tags: eating before running, post run fueling, pre run meal
During my half marathon race last week, I was asked the most enlightening question on any run:
“So what did you eat for breakfast this morning?” asked Rosie.
“uhhh…,” I replied in mild shock at the question, “I don’t eat before I run, you do?”
“What? You didn’t eat before running 13 miles?” Rosie questioned in matching amazement.
After giving my lengthy reasoning on why I don’t eat before running, which are mainly the lack of habit, rolling out of bed ten minutes before I get picked up does not give me time to eat, and fear of GI issues if I ate before running, Rosie drops another edifying line:
“or maybe if you eat before you run, you’ll be running three hour marathons.”
I have honestly NEVER thought of fueling my runs; I only think about refueling my body afterward. And even then, I never follow the within-the-hour post run rule of replenishing my muscles.
Maybe I will try eating before my next run. But it means I would have to either wake up earlier (uggh!) or just stuff quick food in my mouth…but I like to enjoy my food. What to do??
Runners, do you all eat before you run?
Filed under: just life | Tags: flower on left ear, JoyKin IV, obi, sock monkey
The reemergence of JoyKin II reminded me of the custom I once practiced, and since I have a friend moving away next week, what perfect timing it is to restore the good tradition. I got crafty this past week with JoyKin IV, a girl monkey (monkette?) this time.
Realizing that she has no real womanly attributes other than my deeming it to be female, I gave her what girls love most–accessories. Since her guardian-t0-be is part Japanese who has lived in Hawaii and is engaged to be married, I reflected those traits on JoyKin IV with a plumeria on the left ear (signifying that she’s taken) and an obi around her body.
I had so much fun creating JoyKin IV that I want to make another, but I don’t want another good friend to move away…it’s a dilemma.