What posts in June? Oh, thooooose thirty posts in June… again. It seems that for the fourth year in a row I’ve climbed aboard the daily blogging train and continued that monumental, multi-year writing effort to string a topic or idea across the vast reaches of years. Each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 5th // Something You Have Eaten
Ok. An exaggeration, perhaps. It’s probably more like nine-hundred thousand….
But since taking up that whole marathon training thing, a big part of the preparation work has little to do with actually running. You find yourself practising things like the best pair of shorts that don’t chafe after thirty kilometers, what brand of peanut butter tastes good but won’t give you a gut ache in the middle of a long run, and yes, what kind of sugar-based candy will avoid annoying you after a million of them and yet still gives you enough quick energy to keep your body from collapsing on the trail.
There are as many schools of thought on trail-based nutrition as there are runners. But I’ve found that the gummi bears have kept me moving… though, admittedly, as much as I love them I’m starting to get a bit weary of the colourful little guys.