Monday, September 21, 2009


It looks like there is a lot of treadmilling to come for this week! AHHH noo!! I envisioned training for this marathon to go much differently! I thought it would be more like waking up early to beautiful sunrises after running 5 or 6 miles. Hopefully, that can still happen. So far, however, the rain has sort of put a damper on things. The trail that I normally run 3- 6 miles has been lost - at least for the next couple of weeks.

This one was taken on my lunch break. After work, it looked like part of the river.

This is the entrance to the Chatahochhee River Park.
The river consumed this road too.

A view from the bridge that barely goes over the river.

The River?! No...just the parking lot. My TRAIL!!!! GONE!

Monday was my day off, but tommorrow I will either find somewhere to run or hit the dreadmills as Morgan likes to call it. This is the week's training schedule:

Tuesday: 3miles
Wednesday: 4miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: off
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: Cross Training

I was hoping to join a running group who's monthly meeting was today, but because of the weather they cancelled it :-( Hopefully, I can still run with them next Saturday on my 9 miler. Which reminds me, as I get closer to running the longer distances I was wondering what gels I should start buying to get me through my runs. Any advice? (from my 3 followers) :-(  I did try something else new today!

I'm not a huge fan of yogurt, but I kept seeing it on Caitlin's blog and thought I should give it a try. As I stomached it down with some granola and a bannana, I started reading how good it was for you! Most yogurts - if they are any good have "active and live cultures" which are good bacteria that help the immune system. This "Stonyfield" yogurt has 6 live bacteria's ! And when I visited their website I learned that it can also help people who have a lactose intolerance (me). Good to know! Hopefully, it's an acquired taste, though, because it wasn't my favorite thing in the world - I think maybe because of the texture. Anyways, got to get to bed early. Running day tommorrow!!


  1. I love yogurt but can't eat it... and that probiotic stuff sends my poor tummy into a tailspin! If I am going to eat it though - I prefer Fage with fresh fruit, honey, and maybe a little rock sugar. =0)

  2. OMG I can't believe all that rain and flooding ya'll are having!!!!

    Thanks for stopping in at my blog and if you ever want to ask a question or need advice just shoot me an email, I am more than happy to help or get you pointed in the right direction!

    Keep it up... dreadmill and all!!! :)

  3. I tried the GU energy gels before, but I really didn't like the texture. I much prefer the fruit snack-like chews! My favorites are Clif Shot Blocks.

  4. As far as energy gels go, I tried the GU gel before, but did not like the texture at all. I much prefer the fruit snack-like chews. My favorites are the Clif Shot Blocks. They are tasty and easy to eat when you're running.

  5. Ugh, sorry that posted twice. After the first message I got a Blogger error message, so I wrote it out again.