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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

New Goodies

Monday and Tuesday were sick days at home for me. I was nursing my cold (its strep) with a mega high dose of antibiotics (2 500mg 3x a day!?!) and thank gawd for the miracles of medicine.

And a hot toddy has been soothing and more then welcomed. 

Monday, I didn't get to watch the Biggest Loser, which was a bummer because I was actually home instead of work and the TV was on, but I was too busy forcing the BF to put together the new treddy he bought a few weeks ago. Its a Costco cheapie, its loud and takes up prime real estate in our living room. But it is in a prime location for TV watching, and to hook up a fan to blow on me during a run.

BF giving the treddy some late night love

And if for some reason, I am not working out hard enough, I can always start a fire in our fireplace and get warmed up.

Plan on me complaining about this because its not a Woodway. I could not for the life of me convince the BF to spend $3000 and buy me one. If I want one, I have to buy it myself, and since I am a cheapskate, I took what I didn't have to buy. 

And since I have been home, laying around, what is there to do? I watched season 1 of Louie, a few episodes of East Bound and Down, I am caught up with Californication, Nurse Jackie, Dexter. So I guess I should look at goodies I need for the higher miles I will be doing in February and March.

Next big purchase will be a running vest so I can take everything I need with me for my runs.
Nathan Endurance

I plan on putting a McDonalds Cheeseburger in one front pocket and a Krispy Kreme doughnut in the other. That's like 600 calories of quick burning fuel and a whole lot more enjoyable then sucking down 6 gels.

Anyways, besides dreaming of cheezburgers, I did break down and buy some Skratch.

Exercise Hydration Mix
I know everything on the ingredient list!

I really liked this stuff. I bought some single serving packs from Shus a few weeks ago and I liked it well enough to buy a pound of the Lemons and Limes. I did like all the flavors, but I liked Lemon and Limes and the Oranges the best.

I know everyone is a Nuun lover, but is there another electrolyte drink that you consume?

My treddy has the iFit hookups. Does anyone use that? I guesstimate its a waste of $30+ to buy the modules, but just wondering if anyone uses it?


  1. Awesome treadmill girl! I wish that mine could be in the house, but it has to be in an outside room! Love that vest too!


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