I’m not a big New Year’s resolution guy.
If I had to wait until January
So while Britney Spears (right) tries to “stop worrying…and stop biting her nails” in 2009,
(FYI: If you want to see other celebs’ resolutions – click here. The headline captures
I’ve got two areas of emphasis:
In both of my marathons, I have experienced severe cramping – specifically in my calves.
As I stare down the barrel of the Country Music Marathon in April – not to mention a 4-hour finishing time in mind – I’m taking extra precautions starting NOW!
My “resolution recipe” for maximum hydration throughout my training and especially on race day
RESOLUTION No. I: Do not drink a drop of coffee after 10 a.m. (Recently I’ve been throwing back the Java into the early afternoon, which took away precious moments when I could be drinking water AND impacting my sleep patterns that next night.)
RESOLUTION No. IA(may be a little tougher): Alternate beer and water. Whenever I’m throwing back a few cold ones or having a cocktail, I’m going to drink 8 to 10 ounces of water between each one.
BENEFITS: Will help prevent dehydration and it should help negate the threat of a potential bender.
Tanya and I are trying to be conscious with our money – and a great place to start is with the electricity we use in the house.
RESOLUTION No. II: Switch all of our light bulbs to energy efficient ones – Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs – by the end of March. (NOTE: These bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer.*)
DRAWBACK: Small investment out of the gate – the long-lasting bulbs are NOT cheap. (Four incandescent bulbs will run you $2.79, while one long-lasting fluorescent are around $9.99**)