The last mid to long haul before heading off to Disney. Felt good about my 8 miles on Saturday and ok about my 14 miles Sunday. The “ok” is because first, I got so tired at the 11 mile point and second, a blister popped up on my pinky toe. I usually wear Injinji socks to prevent blisters but due to the cooler weather went with a warm, regular sock. Lesson learned.
Am I ready for the Goofy Challenge? Oh, I don’t know. Do you ever feel ready the week before a race or do you question your training? I always question my training. Any goals for this event? To be honest, yes. It’s the nature of Joanne to have a goal and this “fun run” is no different even though I’ve been trying to talk myself out of any time goals. The half marathon is easy. I’ll run with Ted and let him set the pace no matter how fast or slow he wants to go. I am hoping he’ll take it easy and stop for some photo ops with Disney characters. It sure would make Sunday’s marathon easier on me.
Speaking of the WDW Marathon, if pressured, I’ll admit I’d like to have fun but come in under 4 hours. Based on how I’ve been running these back to back runs, it’s tough to see that happening unless I don’t stop for photos and push a little harder than I want to. After all, my marathon PR is a 3:44 and I didn’t do any where near the training for Disney as I did to get that PR.
I’m already trying to boost myself up if I cross the finish line between 4 and 5 hours. It’s a FUN RACE! It’s a challenge and one to cross off my bucket list. The big race, hard training comes AFTER Disney when all eyes are on Boston.
When you pick an event to participate in for fun, can you keep it fun or does your competitive spirit take over and you push yourself a bit harder than what you consider “fun”?
After my 14 miler, I wanted something cool and refreshing. This ALOIC Aloe Vera Drink was a perfect post run refreshment.
When Diana sent me an email asking if I would like to try a new Aloe Vera Drink, I was not excited. I mean, Aloe Vera?! That’s something I keep handy in the kitchen and use it regularly for burns and YES, I burn myself regularly. Hot ovens, hot stoves, hot pots and pans, and sharp knives have this “thing” for Joanne, they like to hurt her. It’s not nice and some would say it’s her fault (always in a rush) but that’s neither here nor there and soooo when it came to DRINKING my go to repair cream, I thought “hmmm, this might not be good but it looks like it’s good FOR me…ahhhh, why not!”
This is WHY it sounded good for me:
“….try a very very healthy product? ….our all-natural and organic drink. It is a perfect substitute to vitamin water and soda!…. ABOUT THE PRODUCT. It is Organic Aloe Vera drink ALOIC and by the way it is gaining more and more popularity here in the US. The reasons for it are evident. The product is USDA certified organic, it contains no GMOs, only top grade ingredients, no corn syrup, only organic cane sugar. Besides, it tastes delicious!For more info please visit our website www.aloic.com
I received my samples
WITH pulp ‘cause I like pulpy juices and proceeded to read more about this drink.
Now, how does it taste? That’s the thing.
It’s as clear as water. That looks pure. But where’s the pulp?
It’s there. It’s just not huge chunks of fruit like you sometimes get in orange juices.
As for the taste. Pure, fruity sweet, light and complete AWESOMENESS (isn’t that the word to use nowadays for really, really good stuff?)! Seriously now, I’m sitting here wondering if I can get this Aloe Vera Drink locally.
Here’s more about the Aloic Organic Aloe Vera Drink:
First, it’s not low calorie. In one 16.9 fl oz bottle which serves 2, it contains 60 calories per serving. 11 g of carbohydrates (when you exercise regularly you don’t worry about those because your body needs that 11 g of carbs).
Second, it was used by the Egyptians back in 1500 BC when they were building those pyramids. So if you have any intention of building a pyramid in your yard, you better get some Aloe juice!
Third and most important, it is thought to improve the digestive and immune systems. Nutrient and antioxidant rich, this time of year it’s almost mandatory that we get some kind of virus fighting booster into our systems. Aloe Vera Drink is rich in calcium, zinc, magnesium, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, beta carotene AND amino acids. More at Aloic.com
What REALLY got my attention after tasting this drink and falling for it whole heartedly, was this:
There’s a substance in aloe vera called acemannan, and it’s been used for years to treat aging athletes suffering from joint pain and muscle fatigue—and it works. The athletes are then able to go about their physical activities with less pain and discomfort.
Oh, and these athletes are racehorses. Can aloe do the same for a human athlete? Yes, and in fact aloe’s ability to inhibit inflammation and arthritis has been proven time and again, by numerous studies.
I’m not a horse (although I’m just as passionate about horses as I am about dogs but they cost so much more and are pure hell to house train!) but I am an athlete and anything that will reduce inflammation after a long, hard run is worth trying.
I’ll be getting more of this beverage and you can bet I’m going to get my nagging wife cap on and let Ted know he needs to try this (before I drink it all!) Get Aloe Vera Drink HERE and let me know what you think.
Have you ever heard of Aloe Vera Juice? If so, ever tried it?