This weekend, I used a product called GU Energy on my long run. GU is designed to provide carbohydrates and other energy supplements during workouts. Fitness experts recommend using supplements during aerobic exercises lasting longer than an hour — Our bodies only have enough fuel reserves for this amount of time.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of using GU, you aren’t missing out on much. It looks like molasses and has the same texture and sort of tastes like the flavor listed on the package. Strawberry banana was a real treat, let me tell you.
The bonus to taking GU was spending the next 5 miles of the run wondering how they made something that looked like molasses and felt like melted caramel in my mouth taste like a smoothie.
Having not used energy supplements on long runs before, I will say that I felt like I had more fuel in the tank an hour and a half into my run and I was thankful that I had the energy to make my goal.
The school year is gearing up and we’ve just experienced our first full-moon-at-the-same-time-as-weather-system-change event, if you believe in that sort of thing having an effect on kids (I do).
So what are you planning to use to fuel yourself during your journey this school year? How will you stay motivated and stay focused on the work we need to do to support our students?
Try investing more in something you are already apart of like faith-based activities, exercise, or more pleasure reading. Maybe take up something that is new to you. I started doing more meditating (and by meditating, I really mean just clearing my mind in the quiet of the morning with a cup of coffee).
A book that has helped me be more productive, reduce my stress, and focus on what is important is Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. I highly recommend the book as fuel for anyone’s journey.
Here’s to staying focused on the work that lies ahead! Grab some fuel and let’s go!
Have a GREAT week!
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Weds, Sept 21 ADE Staff Meeting, 3:45PM — BREAKOUT EDU! This should be fun…
Thurs., Sept. 22 School Picture Day
Thurs., Sept. 22 PTO Fall Tailgate, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. behind school
Fri, Sept 23 Gifted Referrals due
Sun., Sept. 25 R-Factor Training, 7:00 p.m. at Darby High School’s Performing Arts Center
Mon, Sept 26 MakerSpace Grand Opening!
Weds., Sept. 28 PTO Mumkin Pick-Up Day, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 29 Pastries with a Parent, 8:15 – 9:00 a.m.; Levy Information Community Meeting, Darby Creek, 7PM
Fri., Sept. 30 Interims go home, as needed; BAC Meeting, 8AM
Sat., Oct. 1 Cardboard Challenge, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Heritage Middle School
Sun., Oct. 2 R-Factor Training, 7:00 p.m. at Darby High School’s Performing Arts Center
Mon., Oct. 10 PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (childcare provided)