Today is an exciting day! Meghann, Ashley, Kelly, and I are leaving for Croomâ€™s Fools Run, a 15-mile / 31-mile trail race in the middle-of-nowhere Florida. Obviously, I am in the 15-mile groupâ€¦ no ultra marathons for me quite yet. :)
We did the same race last year (race recap), and Croomâ€™s holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first race in which I bonked.
Ever bonked before? Itâ€™s â€œa condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by precipitous fatigue and loss of energyâ€ (source)â€¦ AKA hitting the wall. It is not pretty. But Iâ€™m better trained and more experienced this year, so Iâ€™m hoping it will just be fun, fun, fun! I love any race that requires a hotel stay!
Tons of work to plow through, and I have to take my car into the mechanicâ€™s. So, breakfast shall be quick:
I made a melon bowl filled with 1/2 a cup raw oatmeal, flax, and pineapple Chobani.
The flavors went so well together!
See you for lunch. I have another fun race-related topic to discuss. 🙂
Have you ever bonked? What did it feel like? What mistake did you make that led to the bonk? For Croomâ€™s, I think my bonk was mostly because I was under-trained for 15 miles on the trail.