12 Miles, Etc.
Razz Clif Shot Gel - Since the St. George Marathon I'm running this fall is offering Gatorade and Clif Shot gels on the course, during today's 12 mile run I drank Gatorade and I had a Razz Clif Shot gel. The gel was like raspberry jam, but with a thinner consistency. It tastes good to me, but it's on the sweet side. I used the same fuel when I ran The Woodlands Half Marathon. Normally, I use GU or Powerbar gels during marathons, but it would be nice to be handed my fuel during the marathon. Have you tried Clif Shot gels?
Salads - Tonight is salad/pizza night. So that I don't go overboard on the pizza eating, I like to make a good side salad. Some of my favorites toppings are avocados, beets and peas. Rather than use a salad dressing, sometimes I top my salads with cottage cheese. Do you like any unique and healthy salad toppings? Yesterday, I topped mine with bulgar and quinoa.
Vacation Running - I took the photo of the U.S. Capitol while on a run on my first ever Washington DC vacation a few weeks ago. When my husband and I are on vacation, I like to get out for an early run. He likes to sleep in and I like to find places that we'd like to visit later in the day.