30 Days: They say it takes 30 days to make or break a habit. What did you start? What did you quit?
I started eating Paleo. Specifically, no junk, no sweets Paleo, also known as The Whole 30.
I read the book It Starts With Food. I acknowledged the fact that I had been unable to moderate my sugar intake.
I took the plunge. What's 30 days out of my life? What did I have to lose?
It was eye-opening, fascinating and honestly? It wasn't that hard.
I never went hungry.
I had never felt this good, in so many ways.
This habit stuck.
What inspired you this year? How do you think this inspiration will impact the year to come?
Pacing Katie K on her third loop of The Wild Oak Trail 100 inspired me. Suddenly, my mind was intrigued with the possibility of doing a truly challenging ultra, maybe even another 100 miler.
I think I'm ready to tackle a hundred in 2014. Look out Vermont!
|At mile 89 of the 2006 Vermont 100 with Bob Gaylord.|
Brave: What was the bravest thing you did in 2013?
The bravest thing I did this year was toeing the line of the Laurel Highlands 70 Miler. I didn't think I would be able to finish, having struggled all Spring with my race nutrition and resulting cramping.
Starting a race might not sound all that brave, but another failure would have crushed my running heart. There was a lot riding on this race.
|Thank goodness for friends! They make it easier to be brave.
- A Fat Adapted Eating Plan to Fuel for an Ultra
- Ultrarunning and Fueling on Whole30
- The Whole 30: Feeling Incredible
- Almost Heaven
- Eat and Run: Scott Jurek
- Fat Adapted: Running an Ultra on the Paleo Diet
- The Big Schloss: My Favorite Trail Race
- Coffee Ice Cream
- Vermont 100 Race Report
- Laurel Highlands 70 Miler: A Modern Day Fairy Tale