I’ve had a few moments of spastic blog drafting in my head this week, but I’ve been too busy to write them down until now…
About marathons… I’m starting to actually like them. The only real problem I have is the nutrition aspect. But, I found a good blog that y’all should check out! It’s called Nutrition Success, and it’s written by an R.D. who is also a 2:45 marathoner. Now maybe I can figure out my carbohydrate loading issues and race day nutrition. Hopefully some of you will find this useful, too.
Running with earbuds… I was reading someone’s blog the other day and they did a review of a brand of headphones and I reeeeeally wanted to write a comment about the topic, but I couldn’t figure out a tactful way to state my case. As a victim of an assault that occurred while I was running alone, I cannot stress how important it is to be aware of your surroundings. My attacker was eventually arrested five years later when the investigators got a hit on his DNA, and that really had nothing to do with whether I was wearing headphones or not… But the fact that I was alert enough to think fast and come up with a good lie maybe bought me enough time to convince the guy to take off. So please don’t run with headphones unless you’re on the treadmill.
Random acts of kindness… I’ve been subjected to some random acts of meanness this week. Instead of complaining about rude comments and getting sucked in by all of the grinches out there, I’ve decided to do something nice for someone every day for the rest of this month. Are you in?
Any ideas for random acts of kindness? Any other teachers out there going through a rough week? What are your thoughts on running with headphones?