The hours between 5am, when I got up to run 12 miles, and now have disappeared. It’s 3:30 pm and my long TO DO list is buried somewhere under other paperwork on the desk — no lines through anything. Arrgh. And now I’ve got to do some hurried work on the bathrooms before one of Asa’s little buddies is dropped off. I don’t want to his parents to reconsider their decision to leave B. here if they stop in to use the facilities before they head out to dinner. (There might be a dead bug in there right now. I’m not saying that there is for sure, mind you…) My mother always said that if your bathroom is clean, people will think the rest of your house as clean too. I will be testing that theory for you tonight.
In other news, I am trying a new gel. I have tried and tried and tried to make Hammer products work for me, but they don’t get along with my intestines. I really like everything about them otherwise. Ingredients, taste, research. I know many people who use Hammer very successfully. But my need to run behind a tree anytime I use their gels or drink mixes for more than 10 miles is overwhelming and undeniable. I also start belching like a sailor. Lovely. I do heart their recovery drink mix, Recoverite. But it’s a no-go otherwise. I just used Gu and Clif gels and water for Bandera. 3 gels an hour. That seemed fine calorie-wise (remember, I’m a tiny person), though I didn’t drink enough water. I’ve been told I need to drink 8 ounces of water for every 14 grams of carbs I take in. (I’ll be doing that advanced math once Asa goes back to school Wednesday.) I would like to have a source of protein for Rocky Raccoon, and Accel Gel was recommended. I’ll let you know.
OK, I’ve got many more thoughts about the race nutrition journey, but I’ve only got 45 minutes until parents arrive and that theoretical bug still needs tending.