September 28, 2011
September 19, 2011
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
-William E. Channing
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
-Bernice Johnson Reagon
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
"Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future."
-Rabbi Nochem Kaplan
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
September 17, 2011
Three Tips for a Successful Race-Day
1. Eat well the night before and day of
The night before my race I ate a big plate of pasta with butternut squash sauce. I snacked on pretzels and on the day of the race I ate Swiss muesli. I was pretty carb-loaded! It did me good because I finished the race a whopping 30 minutes before my goal!
2. Use the Washroom haha
If you think that those porta-potties on the course will be vacant, think again! There's a huge line-up at every one! If you don't want to botch your time waiting in line 10 minutes, make sure everything is taken care of before you enter the corral and cross the start-line.
3. Wear your Foil Blanket (Heatsheets)
After you finish the race the volunteers will hand you a foil blanket. After the run you're pretty hot and sweaty and at first you think that the last thing you want is a blanket! After the race (because I finished much earlier than expected) my boyfriend wasn't ready with my clothes. After waiting 30 minutes I was nearly hypothermic and had to retreat into the mall.
It's a good idea to bring along some grapes. I did this and after the race it gave me some sugar and hydration. Also, STRETCH! I wish I had more. I couldn't walk for a week and I had been training for months! It's that race day adrenaline. You'll run harder and faster than ever, despite your body's limitations!
Have a good Race Day!
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"If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end."
"Happiness lies, first of all, in health."
-George William Curtis
"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states."
"When the body is strong and the mind is weak, the result is insubordination. Train your mind as well as your body."