Half Training: Weeks 8-10

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

Happy Mother's Day, mom! My mother at the Seattle-Luoyang Peony Festival

I love my mom, but she drives me crazy sometimes, and vice-versa! 😛 My mom has always been hardworking and I admire her for that. She’s also the type to give you everything she has, while not taking any for herself. We always want to shower her with gifts, but she never wants them. Let us love you mom!!!~  ♥♥♥

Anyway, I have not updated since Week 7, crazy! I need to catch up—but first: some photos

Half Training: Week 6

Week 6, also known as The Week That Sucked.

Wednesday hill training with the Fleet Feet training group
Wednesday hill training with the Fleet Feet training group

Short, but lovely Thursday run near Lake Washington
Short, but lovely Friday run near Lake Washington

Short, but lovely Thursday run near Lake Washington
Short, but lovely Friday run near Lake Washington

On the University Bridge during Saturday's 8 mile run
On the University Bridge during Saturday’s 8 mile run

View from the University Bridge during Saturday's 8 mile run
View from the University Bridge during Saturday’s 8 mile run

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Energy Chews

Lime-Ade Honey Stinger

I know I’m still in the beginning of building miles (and therefore don’t necessarily need them yet), but I was anxious to try energy chews. I ran into Fleet Feet Sports on Capitol Hill last weekend and picked up a package of the Lime-Ade Honey Stinger Energy Chews and a stick of Tropical Punch Shot Bloks.

I popped a Lime-Ade Honey Stinger before my 4 mile run on Sunday morning and was pleasantly surprised. I thought it tasted great and I loved that it didn’t stick to my teeth. My sister thought it was too tart, but hello… it’s limeade flavored! 😛 Personally, I think the energy chew helped me out. Continue reading