Friday, October 26, 2012

To Gu or Not to Gu?

With training starting soon, I've been told I need to try Gu & test different flavors until I find one I like. At what distance in your long runs do you use Gu? I'm curious if the chews are better than the gels or vice versa. I'd also like some recommendations of flavors. HELP!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Here goes...

This is my very first blogging experience.  I've been teaching for 13 years,, I'm not a teacher in training.  Hang on!  Wait a minute!  I am a teacher in the sense that I am a teacher  that RUNS!  I've been running for about 2 1/2 years now.  I always said that I wasn't a runner, but put one foot in front of the other & just did it!  I learned what a runner's high felt like, and from there began MY way of life.

My longest run to date has been 8 miles.  I've run many 5k's and 4-milers, and 2 10k's.  I'm putting this out there for whomever to see...I plan to start training, hence the title "Teacher in Training", for my very first half-marathon that will take place in February 2013...just before my 38th birthday!  It's time I finally stepped it up.  I'm somewhat nervous & excited at the same time!  This is where my journey begins...