No Gu No Go

I had an early long run planned for this morning so I set my alarm and tried to get out the door fast. Before I left I had PB toast and rustled around in my “running box” for some Gu. IMG_0086 (800x600)

Well, I somehow managed to leave it behind and at mile 6 of my 12 miler realized I didn’t tuck it in my water bottle case. Boo. So, I hit the wall at about mile 8 and there was no amount of positive coaching that was going to get my blood some much needed sugar. I had $5 in the case, but there were no stores around so I was SOL.

Since I did an out and back 6 miles I had no choice but to finish the run albeit slowly and all the while considering knocking in a stranger’s door and saying “Trick or Treat!” in hopes they would really think it was October 31st and give me some candy. I mean, I’m sure it would have worked since I was dressed like this for my run today. What a coincidence, right?! ben and i on halloween

When I got back home I felt pretty weak and hungry. I got in the shower while Ben made breakfast. I used to never trust him to cook for me since he used the Paula Deen method of cooking (read: a half a stick of butter in an egg sandwich). IMG_0080 (800x600)

I asked Ben for an egg scramble with spinach and mushrooms.Turns out he is a good cook!IMG_0081 (800x600)

I really need to let him cook for me more often SmileIMG_0083 (800x600)

Now I’m eating an apple and blogging Smile IMG_0085 (800x600)

Ben and I are taking Matt on an little open house in Pasadena today. See ya later!


  1. says

    I had the same thing happen on an 18 mile run last December. I needed fuel on mile 16, but didn’t have it and hit the wall. I felt so drained! Luckily I was only 2 miles from the house so I called my husband and he brought it to me so I could finish. I was on the brink of tears by the time he got to me. Low blood sugar + sore muscles = not a good time

  2. Jesse says

    That scramble looks yummy! I always think that food tastes better when someone else prepares it and serves it to you-with lots of love! :) Your blog always cracks me up girl, keep up the good work and hope you have a super-fun weekend! :)

  3. lauren says

    I love that Halloween costume! I’m also kinda afraid to let my husband cook for me, he is liberal with the butter, oil & cheese! What do you think about gatorade/g2 vs fuel for long runs? I’ve been doing a 28 oz water bottle of g2 from the halfway point to the end ony long runs and my first half is next week, do I need more fuel?

  4. Ida says

    Bonking is the worst! better on a training run than a race though- you’ll always be gu’ed up now.
    Butter makes everything sooo delish, but a little does go a long way.

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