Happy Wednesday everyone!
My morning started off nice and easy with a relaxed 3 mile run around my apartment complex. I jammed with Glee on my iPod for the first 2 miles and took Maddie out for the final mile.
You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but Maddie is one determined running dog. She keeps great pace and is rarely distracted by grass or squirrels – all she wants to do is run!
After my run and shower I had a pumpkiny bowl of cereal to start my day with.
- 1/2 cup Kix
- 1/2 cup Uncle Sam’s Cereal
- 1/2 cup Shredded Wheat
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Canned Pumpkin
- 1/2 Pear
- Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter
The cinnamon on top was the key to bringing all the flavors together. It gave it just a hint of fall spice that worked well with the pumpkin, yogurt, and pear.
My Nathan Runner’s Pak
I had a few comments requesting more information on the Runner’s Pak I was wearing during the Chicago Marathon, so I thought I would go ahead and provide a full review for the blog.
I had purchased the Nathan’s Runner Pak at the Chicago Marathon Expo the Friday before the race. I’ve been a user of SpiBelt for a couple of years now and though I’m a fan of the company and the product, I was looking for something a little sturdier that hopefully wouldn’t bounce around as much during the race. I had actually tested out the Nathan Pak during my 20 miler in NYC when I had borrowed Ashley’s pak, so I already knew it was great for long distances and had limited bouncing abilities.
On race day I loaded the pak up with my cell phone (keep in mind I have an HTC Evo aka HUGE phone), my point and shoot camera, my hotel key, my credit card, and a pack of Honey Stingers for race fuel. It all fit with no worries and stayed nice and snug on race day.
I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to wear the pak on the front like a fanny pack, but I prefer it out of my way on my back. I like to think my butt gives it some extra cushion. 🙂
Overall I give the pak two thumbs up! It didn’t bounce, I forgot it was there half the time, and it held all the crap I needed it to.
The only change I would make would be to cut off the extra pulls in the front… now those were annoying. 😉