Post-race nutrition: replenish, rebuild, rehydrate

The year was 2010. The date was October 10. It was the Portland Marathon, my first marathon. I had just crossed the finish line. And after more than 4 hours of alternating between sucking back GU gels and sipping a lemon-lime electrolyte drink, the last thing my belly wanted was food. The thought of a banana roiled my stomach. The thought of breads, pretzels, cookies, … Continue reading Post-race nutrition: replenish, rebuild, rehydrate

“Holy freaking hell, I did it!!!!!!!”

Yesterday’s half marathon effort was a personal best in so many ways. Oh my goodness the pride and joy I am still feeling today; seriously, the endorphins are in major overdrive. Despite spending the last 15 weeks training for a half marathon, I wasn’t planning on running a half marathon. I was still pretty jaded from my last half effort, and had promised my body … Continue reading “Holy freaking hell, I did it!!!!!!!”