Thanks so much for the advice on my problems yesterday!
I found some running pants with pockets! But let’s call them what they really are: tights. And when I put them on, it’s not a pretty sight. They will be motivation to get up early and run under the cover of darkness. I got them from the Brooks Outlet at the Supermall (thanks for the suggestion, Kris!) for $30. Not bad, especially considering the pants I saw at The Sports Authority were between $50-$70. (Are they out of their minds?)
I have yet to tackle the jeans, but the running pants issue was urgent because I will be testing them out tomorrow on my VERY FIRST 7-MILE RUN. I am nervous about it, too. I don’t think I would be if I was running with Heather because she is so easy going and fun. I always forget how far we are going when we are together. But I will be by myself, and I will be on a different trail or road than where I normally pound out a longer run.
I first did five miles not that long ago, and six was only a couple of weeks back. But five and six didn’t seem so far. Seven feels like A LOT of miles. I sort of wish I had a fuel belt now. Yeah, now that I finally found pants with pockets, of course.
Last weekend, when we were at REI, I looked at this belt:
Anyone use this one? Anyone see any reason why this one would suck?
Anyway, the woman who was helping me there is a runner (she prefers half marathons), and she was showing me this belt and saying it was better than another belt because it has the nice little bottles and they don’t get in the way. And, she was talking about GU like I knew what it was. She was all, “I like the GU, but sometimes it gives me a tummy ache, but you get used to it. You could get the Honey Stinger, I’ve heard they’re more gentle on your tummy.”
I nodded and agreed, but I felt like such a noob. Sure, I’ve read about GU on other blogs, but I wasn’t really paying that close of attention because I don’t run that far, I don’t need anything like that.
At what point do I need to take GU, or another energy gel? And, what’s Nuun all about? Why is that better than water?