Growing up and branching out.
So I am not jumping into a marathon on March 20th. Really. Better sense and restraint kicked in and advice of a couple of good "friends", i.e. people I have never actually met, led me to skip this race and keep my eyes on the prize. Finishing an ultra is what I want more than anything at the moment. I would probably be unable to check my ego once the gun fired and the risk of injury is not worth it right now.
I am seeking advice on nutrition while running. One fellow whom I hold in high esteem suggested dates. I had never eaten a date. I have been on a few dates. My only recollect of dates were the "bad dates" in Raiders of the Lost Ark. So last night I tried my first date. Admittedly it was of the pitted variety... But all in all I'd say I might like them. Dates are an excellent source of potassium and a great carb option. I will continue to experimenting through the week and carry some along during my long runs on Saturday and Sunday.