Sunday, July 28, 2013

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Yesterday was my long run, 13.1 miles.  I decided to try and make my own gu after discovering I didn't have any at about midnight.  Let me back up a minute.  I went to bed at about 6 or 7 on Friday.  I was so exhausted!  I woke up to the sound of a motorcycle that kept zooming down the street.  I was so angry!  I was like, "I'm going to call the cops on this jerk!"  I grabbed my phone to check out the time and it wasn't even 10 yet!  After that, I couldn't fall back asleep (and I didn't call the cops).  I started thinking about my long run the next day and realized that I didn't have any nutrition except a Lara bar that had a bunch of nuts in it, not the easiest to eat and digest while out running. So, I thought I would make my own Gu.  I have made a recipe before and it turned out disgusting...but, I decided to give it another go.  It was either that or drive out to Walmart at midnight.

I looked online for a little bit and decided to just mix agave with one of those powder drink flavorings.

At the time, I separated it into 2 bags, but after thinking about it, moved it into four.  That way, they would have about 100 cals for each bag.

The weather was amazing.  It wasn't even 60 out when we headed out to run.

After 3.5 miles, we stopped to eat and I noticed a pain in the side part of my foot, around the arch.  It bothered me until about mile 9, and then again the last mile or so.  It caused me a lot of discomfort (understatement), making for a very long run.  I could barely walk afterwards.

Would I make my own gu again?  Maybe, but definitely not the liquid sugar I made this time.  It tasted great, but I could feel a spike in energy and then it would fizzle out fast after I took the gu.  And when I got home...two words, EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA!  Thank goodness my bowels hung on til I got home, because there was no stopping it!

The rest of the day, I pretty much laid around.  We cooked out with some of Kevin's friends, but I was asleep by 9 again.  I was so tired! And I woke up at 3!  I really need to get this sleep under control.

Did you have a long run?  How far?  Did you work out?

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