With the heat wave we have been going through, training had been a “challenge” to put it mildly. Like many of you out there, I have been focusing on how to adjust my training paces, and properly hydrate for the heat. The other night after a frustratingly hot swim, I came home hungrier than usual. Normally when I get out of the water, I am not very hungry; even after swims of an hour or more. The other nigh, however, I couldn’t get the cookies and sugary goodness in my face fast enough. This got me thinking: with all the discussion around how to hydrate for heat, can we benefit by changing how we eat in the heat?
So I turned to the good ‘ole interwebs to ask the question: What do I need to eat for heat training?
This weekend could be summed up in one word. HOT! Holy cow, by Saturday the weather was into the 90’s!
Saturday was one of my favorite races of the year, the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k. I did this race as my first 5k ever back in 2010 and I love running it every year as a benchmark of how I have progressed. Just running the race itself if so energizing. It is a women’s only 5k, and this year there were over 5,000 women registered. Being out running with this crowd: everyone from first-timers to Olympians is one of the best ways to kick off the start of the season.
At a fundraiser last night I spent over an hour talking with a man who is an executive coach. Basically, he works with the executive team at companies who are trying to make a change in their culture and business. One of his poignant comments stuck in my head the rest of the evening.
He said “any change begins with a shift in your mind.” Continue reading