I <3 Hydration.

So I ran 18 freaking kilometers today. All the way around UBC campus on SW/NW Marine Drive and all along the beaches there. In 2 hours, 1 minute and 43 seconds. I couldn’t believe it. Last week it took me 2 hours and 5 minutes to run a mere 16K. How did I improve so much? I’m pretty sure that it’s due to the fact that I actually brought water with me on this run. I hate carrying things when I run, so I bought one of those water bottles that comes with a belt and a holster so you can wear your water bottle. It’s amazing what a little water can do on a 2 hour run! I also had a Power Gel that Danielle gave me to try – after the 1:50 mark, my legs were starting to feel like lead and I knew it was it was time for a little glucose action. I really liked it – it was vanilla flavoured and tasted kinda like pudding. Mmmmm, pudding. I think it also helped that it was beautiful and sunny out, there were so many people out running, biking, walking their dogs, and I was just totally pumped up for a good run. Something tells me that things won’t be quite so nice when I do my long run next week out in Calgary (wait, scratch that… I just checked the forecast… while it is currently -3 degrees C in Calgary, they are predicting +11 and sunny for next Sunday… that won’t be so bad!). Plus, when in Calgary I have a promise that mixed drinks will be waiting for me at the end of my long run

In related news, I discovered when I got home from my run, that my training program actually called for me to do 12 km today, not 18. D’oh! Oh well, it was a great run! Perhaps I’ll scale it back to 12 next week instead.

Also, Sarah & her friend Deepa went to Bowen Island while I was doing my long run. I’ve never been there before, but I hear it is beautiful. Can’t wait for them to get back so I can hear all about it!

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  • That’s impressive.. I hate running, or at least, I have a hard time running in the morning.. Congrats on the distance and the time..


  • You know, it took me this long to figure out what <3 Was.

    I’m an idiot.

    As for 18k, I’m glad you did it.
    Am I surprsied by your time? Not really. I know you’ve got it in you because you’re excellent.


  • Way to go!!!

    (For the gels, you may want to take the first one after about 45 minutes to an hour… that way you don’t get that jelly feeling in your legs. If you like the fruit flava flavs, let me suggest CarBoom’s Strawberry/Kiwi, or their Apple/Cinnamon. So yummy!)

    18! And in 2 hours? Dang woman, I thought you said you were slow! that’s mighty speedy! 🙂


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