1. On Saturday, among the long run conversations, two things stuck out: the NCAA tournament and "The Barkley Marathons."
Now, I'll be honest – I don't give two shits about the Sweet 16 or basketball. My eyes completely glazed over while my fellow runners talked about who won, who lost, who stayed up. You know, if my eyes could glaze over more during 15 miles. So it was a welcome distraction when the topic of a documentary on Netflix came up, especially as it was a running-centric film.
From IMDB: In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain.I'll preface this by saying that Mark and I are Netflix documentary junkies, and we will watch at least 5 minutes of nearly anything in the lineup. But, this one was one of my favorites. From the oddities of the race itself to the pacing of the film, it was great. One of the filmmakers goals was to keep the mystery alive, so I'll leave it up to you to watch and tell me what you think!
And if you have seen the documentary, you should watch "Inside the Documentary" for more insight.
2. Nuun recently reformulated its electrolyte tabs and added a flavor to its Nuun Energy line. I've been needing try the new line and replenish my stash but have put it off for no good reason. Welp, when Miles tried to make Lemon Tea (which has caffeine), I pressed the button and ordered ... 12 tubes. Three Lemon-Lime, 2 Tri-Berry, 2 Fruit Punch, 2 Strawberry Lemonade, 2 Grape and 1 Plus.
And, if you need a push, Nuun is including a tube of the new Mango Orange Nuun Energy with every order through March 31.
3. I got my eyebrows and lip waxed yesterday, and as I was talking with the JCPenney stylist, she asked me if I was running outside now. I was all, like, "Woman, I have been outside."
Then, this morning, I ran on the treadmill. #irony
The combination of high winds and heavy rain made the outdoors less than appealing so I opted for the 'mill. This week is an easy one on the plan – no intervals or tempo work – so it was almost a challenge. I decided to knock off my negative split workout and add a quarter-mile of tempo at the end of each mile just to keep things fresh.