Wrap your mind around this peeps! The Redhead and I are currently hangin’ in Otown. And the Brunette is here too. It’s 3 bloggers in one location. Crazy right? Also the Brunette’s dog Ellie is here and I just adore her. (Don’t tell the attack terrier Lloyd. He gets jealous.) The three of us just got back from the pool where, apparently, the Hot Guy Bus made a stop. Drool.
This weekend after my 20 miler I came to Otown to see some friends and attend a work conference. Many birds + one stone = good times.
As for my 20 miler yesterday, it went amazingly well. Thanks so much for all of the encouragement! It was the best long run yet. I planned out my week so that yesterday when I woke up at 3 AM (can you say nutters?) I had enough rest and fuel to get through it.
We started our run at 5 AM instead of 5:30 AM to beat the heat a bit more. It really made a big difference. I was nervous because my 18 miler sucked such major (pardon my French) ass. But at about 5 miles I knew it was going to be a good run.
I made one change to my fueling in that I stopped drinking G2. It upsets my stomach. I have no idea why this is, but I just can’t seem to stomach it. Ha ha. So instead, for my 20 miler I decided to test out some Ecaps. They worked like a charm. I only took two so I will probably need more during my marathon but it’s great to know I can take them with me during the race.
I am very surprised at how fine my legs feel today. I am not as sore as I usually am after long runs. This means I am going to be super OCD about repeating what I did last week and Friday night in particular.
The only leg issue I have is so completely random. Ant bites. I spent the night at one of my other Otown friend’s house on Saturday night and during the night I had an itch on my shin. It felt like a pimple. Ew right? But I was so tired that I scratched my shin and went back to sleep. When I woke up this morning I thought it was a dream. I then looked down at my legs and saw 6 ant bites! Ew again, right? I have no recollection of being bit. Coach EK said it must have been because I was so giddy about that 20 miler. Riiiight.
I hope you all are having as lovely a weekend as I am. The Redhead just handed me some Nuun to try out and later we are going to have a pillow fight in our underwear! (Just kidding pervs.)
No pillow fight? What is so perverted about a pillow fight? You have no faith in our innocence.
Good job on that 20 miler! I'm not looking foward to those….
Great work on the 20! It must feel great to knock that one down so early in the morning, no?
Your G2 issue interest me, because it is formulated to be less carby than regular G. Do you have problems with regular G too? I find that I can get by with G2 for regular runs, but will need G for the extra carbs/electrolytes for a long run.
Glad to hear the long run went great! So sorry about the ant bites. That's not fun… okay, so I have to tell you this now (can't put it on my blog), but Husband got bit by a spider… on his BUTT. And it was horrible and he had to go to the ER, and they had to cut the poison out, and now he has a WHOLE in his BUTT and seriously, I'm NOT LAUGHING. Really, I'm not!! (why can't I stop laughing??).
Now, about that pillow fight. Hey! There is more to life than running…….
Oh yea. Good job on the 20 miler. But enough about that.
Still waiting on the p-fight pictures. 🙂
ahh! I've stared at the Hammer Endurolytes while at work, but never knew anyone that used them. I might give them a shot. Love Nuun post run!!
Fantastic job on the 20 miler 🙂
why am I not included in this pillow fight? tear ;(
Congrats on the 20 miler! We have ours scheduled in about a month I think and I'm already nervous about it!
sounds like bed bugs to me…
I bet the G2 issue has something to do with its ingredient list (I drank some this weekend, and well, I peeked.) Try Gatorade Endurance — I love it for long runs…
Good job with th 20! I've used Ecaps for running and cycling and they work for me.
Nice job on the 20 miler. Glad you are figuring out your nutrition on the run, it took me forever!
G2 gives me heartburn while running (and so does Mt Dew, but that's a different story). Glad your 20 miler went extremely well!
AWESOME JOB! 🙂
I'm so excited we both finally had a good run!!! YAY! It was great seeing you again, oh how I've missed you so!!! I'm def going to try the Ecaps and let me know what you think of the Nuun.
Ew is right!! I am 6'0 so if I have an itch while running it is a LONG way down..LOL..
You are too funny..
Congrats on the 20!
Hello, what a lovely blog you have here. Heavenly header too ! I've so enjoyed reading your posts and looking through your pictures – you are so very talented.
Thank you so much and best wishes
Great work on the 20! I'm the same way with the G2. I had it one time, and never ever again.
Congrats on your 20-miler! Awesome to hear that the run went so well.
3am?!???! I was comlaining about a 4:45 wake-up. What time did you go to bed?!
Way to kill the 20 miler! And nice that you were able to figure out your GE issue. That's what training is for!
20 miles? Holy crap. There you go making me feel all soft and lazy again. Ah ha. Congrats!
That is one solid run! very well done!
Way to go!! I can't believe you woke up at 3am, though. Nutters is right 🙂
Whoo! Good job on the 20-miler!! That sucks about the ant bites though!
Nice job on the 20-miler! I hate ant bites, and I can never recall getting them . . .
Well, I'm glad that your long run went better than mine did! Great job!
great job with the 20 miler! Simply awesome!!
That is so fantastic that your 20 miler went so well. Yeahh!! Good luck with the ant bites. 🙁
Not sure if you are counting or not, but you broke the 100 mark for followers. Good work.
PS: dont let that go to your head. No one likes a big ego.
What route is the Hot Guy bus taking?
Nice run… always nice when it all comes together… BTW isn't G2 gatorade "low calorie"? and isn't that the purpose of Gatorade, calories? Just askin'…
glad the 20 went well and you still had energy to hang out with friends (and attend some silly work thing but eh that doesn't matter) 😉
umm getting up 2 hrs before a run = insanity to me. i'm all about the 15 minute window. pre-run fueling and preparation? no wonder my long runs don't flow so well… haha.