One of the biggest tasks w/ the journey that I am on is to get information. Between what to eat, what to do while training for the half and just plain fitness in general, there is a lot that I do not know!
Thank goodness for good friends, family and Google. I would be lost and probably passed out after running, if I didn't have some way to get the information that I need. Recently I finished my first 8.5 mile run. I felt great after running! Which is a nice change of pace. To be honest I was getting to the point where I was dreading the run, hating it when I had 2 miles left and constantly was thinking I couldn't run this 1/2. It was very discouraging and I hated the negative feelings I was starting to get.
After running the 8.5 though, I felt amazing and was ready to go! I finally had a run that I was positive about. I get home and I try to eat dinner... well... let's just say dinner didn't stay down too long. "It was such a good run, what did I do wrong?" is all I kept thinking. Well after talking to a couple knowledgeable friends (Thank you Jamie S.) I got a lot of good tips and tricks to help prevent that. The tips vary between what food to eat before and after, how much water to drink and possibly trying protein mixes for after. I will see what works for me and go from there. I need to realize that I am running a lot farther distance than ever before. I need to take care of myself so I don't get hurt or sick again!
I also use Google a lot to find other blogs or articles about everything from weight loss to fitness. You just have to try what works for you and weed out the crappy information that is out there... there is a lot of that!
Do the research, get the knowledge to live a healthier lifestyle the safe and right way for you.
Information. One of the most important aspects of this journey.