During the two years that I’ve been living in Savannah a couple of marathons have gotten my attention, specifically the Charleston Marathon and Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon.
At the beginning of October I thought that maybe I could tackle the Marine Corps Marathon and another big race within three weeks. First I thought about doing a marathon in California since I was there with Bobby but then I realized that Charlotte was exactly 3 weeks later, which will give me an extra week to recover.
These days have been a bit hectic.
We were in Santa Monica during the week and flew back home on the weekend… While in California I had 2 normal runs and a really bad one.
Long story short, because a condition I have that I’ll share with you later, I’m supposed to be taking flax seed oil. I bought some 1000mg capsules and took the first one on Tuesday… After that everything is history.
Dairy free milk alternatives have become more and more popular… Not just because they are healthier and lower in calories but also because a lot of people are discovering that they maybe have lactose intolerance.
For example, about a year ago I discovered that I get serious breakouts every time I eat any dairy, especially cheese… I know! It’s terrible because cheese is delicious but every time I dig in I know what I’m going to be facing a few days later.
The inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K weekend quickly arrived and what a blast we had!
I’ve enjoyed every single part of the event from the moment I got involved with it. New Balance, one of the main sponsors, had an awesome presence throughout the whole process and treated us, ambassadors, like queens (yes, this means we got all sort of awesome gear!)
At the beginning of the year I went to Palmetto Bluff, SC to work with Bobby for a few hours. From the moment we drove into the neighborhood I was in love. Everything is so beautiful and green. There are lakes, beautiful homes, running trails, endless biking routes, a hotel and restaurants… “Why don’t we move here?” I asked. Yes, that’s how much I like it.
After admiring how beautiful that place is I remembered that there’s a half marathon there and I realized right away that I wanted to run it. The whole thing is that I’m training for an Ironman 70.3 so most of my weekends are dedicated to biking. I was already doing the Tybee Island Half Marathon and I’m doing the Publix Savannah Women’s Half so that’s two weekends where I’m not biking as much as I should.
Everything you eat 24 hours before your race is extremely important because it could set you up for success or it could ruin your whole race.
As a long distance runner what I eat the night before a big race is crucial for fueling my body because this is one of the last chances I get to give it the right nutrients to perform at its best.
For 2015 I have many fitness goals: I want to complete my second Ironman 70.3, I want to run my 6th marathon and I want to race in a few half marathons, among them the inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K, which I’m extremely excited about.
When I first heard about this race I knew I was going to sign up right away. Why? Here’re some of the reasons:
I’m so excited that my first article for Savannah Morning News was published today! Now I’m part of another great outlet that will help me to keep spreading the message of wellness with the community I live in. This is a huge accomplishment for me so I wanted to share the great news with all of you.
Last week was a good one… I started by training hard for my next big race and then we decided to go to Albany to visit Bobby’s daddy before the holidays.
I absolutely love going there! The drive is full of cotton fields and tiny little towns that make me feel like I’m on a movie set. We visited only for two nights but we had the best time! We ran errands, went out to eat and made endless fires with pinecones to keep the house warm. I love spending time with Bobby’s dad and his wife…
Hi!!! I haven’t been around for about two weeks so I’ll be posting double workouts around here…
Well, these days have been very emotional for me. It may sound stupid but the fact that I couldn’t run frustrated me big time. I finally went to the doctor and he told me I could run slowly and short distances so I’m feeling better!