Marathon Series # 1

33 Week out re-cap

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This week I got a chance to really dig into the goodies that I purchased the week before. I kept my fingers crossed for some good weather and was given one nice day over the weekend, which is all I needed. Took a little adventure to a park that I had been to once before and was met with a major challenge, trail running.

So far the supplements are working out perfectly. I am planning another order in the very near future because their quality has really impressed me. I was afraid of the fish oil and what it might do to my stomach. If you have never tried fish oil pills before, they have a bad reputation for giving a horrible fishy/oily reflux a.k.a. “the burps”. I tried ones I purchased both on a full stomach and a fairly empty one and have been pleasantly surprised. You should try to take them with a full meal as this totally eliminates the problem. However, if you find yourself in a bind, having one with a small snack shouldn’t cause too much trouble. Mixing the other supplements with a little of the BCAA powder I purchased is working as planned. It helps cover the flavor without all the stomach upset of multiple different powders/flavors.

I originally had my weekend run planned for Saturday. But my boyfriend was diagnosed with bad allergies so I spent Saturday researching the best vacuum cleaners, picked one up and then did a deep clean all day Saturday. This actually worked out for me because Saturday was cold/wet/dreary. Sunday, the sun came out and it almost felt like spring. I got my new hydration belt ready and decided to feel a little bit of sun on my skin. I think I got a little too excited about the rise in temperature. Everyone in the park had a coat on and I arrived with a t-shirt that I cut the sleeves off of! Nevertheless, I was just happy to be outside. I went to Sharon Woods Park, I came here after I purchased my DSLR camera to take some photos when there were still leaves on the trees. There is a beautiful lake in the middle and I thought the trail would go all the way around it. Well… I was in for a surprise. I started running on this paved trail and was quickly met with a

There is a beautiful lake in the middle and I thought the trail would go all the way around it. Well… I was in for a surprise. I started running on this paved trail and was quickly met with an unpaved “scenic trail”. Before I knew it I was lost in a maze through the woods. The path was muddy, uneven and full of gravel. There were so many hills to climb and I felt like I was running uphill for forever! After the hills, there were no steep declines like you would expect. This was one of the toughest runs I have done in a long time. My time totally reflected that too, the challenge slowed my pace down from 3 mi/28 mins to 3mi/ 34 mins! Total mental blow if you ask me and at first I felt bad till I went home and found out that this is pretty common.

I will definitely make another trip to run out at this park in the near future. The views of the woods will take your breath away (and the hills too!).

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