Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chia seeds and crazycakes

Surely you've heard of chia seeds... if not for their amazing health/endurance benefits, then because of these awkward looking things:
Those may have (thankfully) fallen by the wayside, but chia seeds are experiencing a comeback that is based on proven performance rather than fad. You can read about them here and here.

I recently started adding them to my diet for two reasons. First, it can't hurt. A little extra protein, fiber, and omega-3s are welcome around here. Second, perhaps they might even help as I train for my third--oh yeah, and fourth--marathon!

In the space of a week, after much hemming and hawing and pro/con comparing, I made the leap and registered for two marathons, a mere two weeks apart. Crazycakes! The first will be performance-based with a pretty ambitious goal in mind, and the second will be more for the scenery and experience of racing at a higher altitude, with a little bit of family vacation before and after. So far, I know at least two friends who will be running each of these--and pacing me for the first--so I'm pretty happy. Training will officially begin mid-December. That's next month! Why does life seem to go by faster as we get older?


  1. Wow! I registered for my first full marathon in May, which puts training starting at about the first of the year. It'll be here before we know it!

  2. How exciting! Good luck with your training. :)