Nick

Kara

10.21.2009

a GUUUUUUoood Day




Besides this fantastic weather that we are having up north - it is close to 70 today!, Fed Ex came to bring me a big box of GU treats which today made my day. Last week or so when thinking about what I was doing for fuel during long runs and the marathon, I shared that I was boycotting GU since I contacted them to try their new things and no one returned my inquiry. Well! Then - I received a comment from Devon who is part of the PR team for GU who then sent me all of these treats: Roctane GU (haven't tried it yet and the pineapple flavor is caffeine free!, GU Chomps, Recovery drink, electrolyte drink AND the most exciting flavor that I can't wait to "eat" - Vanilla Gingerbread. YUM!! I am now looking forward to my long run this weekend so that I can try all of these GUs! Stay tuned to hear about the different flavors and products!
And - I will definitely share and throw a GU or 2 into my fall giveaway - so make sure you enter!

Today swimming went like this -
4:38 am - looking at the clock. Alarm usually goes off at 4:40. Turn off alarm.
4:48am - Should I go? My arm kind of hurts from the flu shot yesterday. I start doing strokes in bed. Ehhh... I'll get up at 4:50. Maybe I could use some extra sleep. Should I skip it today? Hmm.. If I skip it, I'll have to work out during Nick's nap this morning. Maybe I can suck it up and just go.
4:55 - up and out of bed. It was a decent workout. I was thinking driving home about the privacy issues that DC Running Mama was dealing with, and how I shouldn't write anything I wouldn't one someone that I swim with (hardly know anyone) to read. But - I'll tell you, a fast chick came back from having the flu and it was SOo nice without her. She changes the set and cheats - what is the point?? I swam in her lane today and it wasn't thrillingly enjoyable. With her not there, there was a nice happy medium. But - that's all I'll say. Hopefully she won't find my blog.

Happy sunshiney day!

13 comments:

  1. Eh, don't be too worried about your comments. I doubt that chic will ever find you. And you are a good person, I don't think you are complaining with reason.
    Good job on getting up and getting out there! And congrats on scoring some sweet schwag from GU, can't wait for the reviews - I LOVE GU! :)

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  2. OOops, I meant, I don't think you are complaining WITHOUT reason! Sorry! :)

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  3. I'm about to go for a walk with my dad - it's sooo nice!

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  4. maybe you should try announcing that you're boycotting porsche, or something?

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  5. That was a nice treat! I have been wanting to try the Gu Chomps and I LOVE the Blueberry/POM Gu Roctane...although that stuff is expensive!

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  6. hehe, that's funny! Glad you got some!!

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  7. No need to boycott now!! You're all set for those long runs!

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  8. I love the GU rocktane, so tasty, but hate the price point. It's 2.50, come on!

    And I am all about a weight loss buddy, race you to 125! I am back up to 132, the 130 was shortlived. Oh well.

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  9. Staying in bed must have been sooo tempting! Good job getting up for your workout.

    Mmm, GU!!!!!

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  10. its your blog, you can say what you wanna say! if people dont like it they dont have to read it! :)

    way to suck it up and get the workout in! are you SUPER fired up for 18 this weekend? get pumped girl! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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  11. you know for whatever reason I just can't do the GU... it makes my stomach hurt

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  12. You got a ton of stuff!! I was wondering how the vanilla gingerbread was.

    Glad you enjoyed the pool workout!

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  13. Changes the sets & cheats??

    Ugh!

    I'm hoping to stay slow enough that I'll always have a lane to myself ;)

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