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 thumb No Gu No Go

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 thumb No Gu No Go

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 thumb No Gu No Go

I asked Ben for an egg scramble with spinach and mushrooms.Turns out he is a good cook!IMG 0081 800x600 thumb No Gu No Go

I really need to let him cook for me more often wlEmoticon smile26 No Gu No GoIMG 0083 800x600 thumb No Gu No Go

Now I’m eating an apple and blogging wlEmoticon smile26 No Gu No Go IMG 0085 800x600 thumb No Gu No Go

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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