So I am a bit behind in my updates. Somehow I decided that sleep might be a bit more important, silly me I know.
First and foremost, I have to say the Coho 14k run was amazing for so many reasons. The course was beautiful, the weather was great and my running partner, Kendall, was superb!!!! I honestly felt so comfortable running with her, that it was like we had been running together for years. We had a good pace, pushed me a bit over my comfort zone and even with the dreaded hill in Stanley Park came out crushing it!
This was also my first full race with my sample of Energybits for fuel instead of the usual gu and chews. I swallowed 10 before the race and halfway through took another 10. I felt good, legs felt strong and I could definitely notice a difference in how I recovered after. My body didn’t feel as sluggish as it normally does after a long race, I still had energy and was able to maintain a good pace and push myself hard.
I definitely recommend giving them a try if you haven’t already. I would not recommend trying to chew them, and the smell since they are algae based is a bit off, but the results seemed to be well worth it for me. I would definitely take more than just the 10 I had at the start of my next long race, but I am definitely going to be adding these to my must have pile. As a special bonus if you want to give them a try use promo code blog at the checkout for 10% off your order 🙂
The other awesome factor to the race was how amazing my Sparkle Skirt was!!!! I like cute, different and something a little unique so of course this skirt is right up my alley
Not only did I receive a TON of compliments and “OMG where did you get that awesome skirt!?” questions, but it was so full of amazing to run in. The shorts underneath did not move. And by not move I mean they did NOT move an inch. Which meant no adjusting during the race, no chafing and no need for body glide.
The skirt was light weight, comfortable and I loved that I didn’t even have to concern myself with those horrible moments of needing to adjust the shorts. I didn’t use the key pocket in the front or either of the 2 amazingly huge leg pockets but this skirt for me is a must have. I will be ordering more, I be telling everyone about it and this will be my summer staple for running.