|Put some new shoes on...|
Here it is, before dawn, and I’m lacing up to go for a big training run. When I signed up for the September marathon in the Medoc region a few months ago, this isn’t what I imagined, but then again there were a few surprises along the way.
1. Diet: I never thought I’d pay so much attention to my diet. From cutting out useless carbs and most all dairy (Lactaid pills as well) to adding almond milk and peanut butter shakes to my routine, it’s been weird. I’ve never eaten healthier or paid as much attention to making sure I eat my meals before. Gotta keep that engine fueled!
2. Spending: Speaking of buying new foods, I’ve also become quite the runner shopaholic. Going to sports stores and throwing down for new shoes, energy gels, and new clothes is the new shopping spread for me. While I normally hesitate to buy myself nice things for everyday life, I have absolutely no qualms spending 20 euros to wake up on Sunday mornings to participate in a race. Who needs Chanel in Paris when you have sportswear?