I’ve started taking Ketones (I received a very generous Christmas gift of a visit to a family doctor/dietitian who recommended them to me). No idea if they will work for me as I attempt to make myself the running equivalent of a flying gas can by striving to become better fat adapted, but after Saturday’s run they look like they might have promise. No gels, just water and salt, and good consistent energy, the kind where I felt I could go all day. It will take some tweaking and experimenting, but if it saves me the time-sucking stomach issues I had during last years races that could potentially get me some awesome times and PR’s. I’ve been taking them every morning for the past two weeks and mixing in some intermittent fasting as well. #experimentofone#ultrarunning#running#ketones#fatburning
I love experimenting with ways I can move my health and happiness to the next level. And in that spirit, I've been focusing on getting my eating schedule back on track. I don't know about you, but the holidays and travel really took me out of a routine that makes my body happy. And now that we are well into January, it felt right to get back into a flow that enhances everything from my mood to my productivity....and my blood sugar, which definitely plays a big part in both of those!!! With that, I'm experimenting with having black coffee (no creamers, fats, sweeteners) in the morning. This is a big change for me because I love me some stevia and almond milk all up in that mug!😜 But I'm interested in seeing how shifting this one thing will effect my drive for sweet things, my morning blood sugar, and my sweet tolerance overall. I'm checking into my need for my coffee to always be sweetened and creamy. I typically have a couple of coffees a day, so I'm reserving my almond milk/stevia sweetened one for later in the day or once I'm ready to eat, if I even want one.
3 days in and I have to say, I feel a difference. I've had more energy in the morning and I'm not needing as much stevia once I start using it in drinks later in the day. Not saying I'll never have anything in my first cup of coffee in the AM, but it's definitely good to know the way my body feels without anything added to it. I think it's always good to know what works for YOU...advice and information mean nothing unless your own body gives you the green light!! I'm not saying you need to do this, BTW! As always, do what works for you and makes YOU feel your best!!!
◇ 1 year on ◇
Happy 1 Year Anniversary to me and TXR Runners.
So glad I went that first night, and so glad I went back.
My running wouldn't be what it is today without them.
To celebrate I went for a 30min recovery run @ 5:52 pace
#Repost @runnalittle (@get_repost)
I complained after my weekend run that I needed coaching or direction. I've had lots of feedback and recommendations so far. Thanks all for the advice. First up was the crew at @txrrunners. And they certainly broke my monotony of 5km runs around the same track.
It was also the first time I had ever run with a group. For me running has always been a personal affair, the only time I’ve run with others was at running events, and even then I was running against them.
It was a nice change running with a group. It certainly helped to push me further than I would have normally gone. I think I’ll be back.
1.78km Warm Up
5 x .93km efforts + rest to be completed in 7mins (the faster you finish, the longer your rest)
0.88km Cool Down