Taught Y50X class (HIIT) and strength training class at the Y
I had planned on hopping on the treadmill after teaching classes last night. But, after my classes were done I wasn’t really feeling it anymore. I didn’t want this darn head cold to get worse and I really wanted to let my body rest a little bit more.
It made me think a little bit. There are nights when I drag myself on the treadmill because I’m training for a race and I need to log a certain number of miles, but last night wasn’t one of those nights. I gave myself a much needed break. I don’t have any big races in the near future and I want to be smart about things for a change. It was nice to listen to my body and just take the night off.
I’m usually not good at taking time off to let my body recover. Then I usually pay for it by getting sick or hitting a wall a week or so after a big race. I’m trying to do things differently this time. My coach said to not run at all this week and take it easy teaching my classes. Obviously he doesn’t know me that well yet. Ha.
Here’s a short little article I found from Women’s Running on Recovery Rules. It has some good tips on what to do immediately following a race and for the next couple of days. I can’t say that I follow these rules, but I really should make more of an effort.
So instead of going for a treadmill run after my classes, I took pictures of my workout outfit instead.
I sported that workout tank and bra all day actually, with another Lorna Jane shirt over it. Less laundry if you just wear your workout clothes all day.
Speaking of Lorna Jane, you can now purchase clothes nationwide on the website (you don’t have to shop through the Australian website or just in the CA stores). Pretty cool for us US folks.
So, yeah, yesterday was my birthday. I’m old. I feel like I’m in my twenties and I refuse to grow up, but seriously, I’m old.
It was awesome. I’m pretty sure it was the perfect birthday. I’m in a very grateful mood so I kinda feel like dumping all my birthday blessings on you. There’s way too many, but I want to share anyway. I really should stop dumping on you like this, but not today. It’s my birthday post.
I got to sleep in a bit yesterday. Then I got the best gift ever from my boys.
We all hung out at our usual family spot for a bit in the morning.
We decided to cut it short after the seagulls showed up. I’m not kidding, seagulls love to poop on me. I’m not a big fan of those things.
While we made our way to the playground this happened.
Yep, that’s our boy. We’re so proud.
Oh and hey, my Flat Kitty friend decided to show up at our family breakfast.
What a guy.
I know it was all coincidence that it happened on my birthday, but we got some seriously cool packages yesterday.
Check out the new Pro Compression goods.
I’m especially excited about the orange and red marathon socks. Pro Compression gear is just the best friends.
I also got this 110% Compression Gear to try out and review.
Um, yeah, a combination of compression pants and ice? Sounds freaking amazing doesn’t it?
Don’t you go stealing my ice packs kiddo. Mama’s going to need those.
Somehow we made it on the cool list and got a special sneak peak at some new Chobani goodies too.
It was hard to keep the boys away from those Champions Tubes long enough to take a few pictures, but I bribed them of course.
With not one, but two tubes each.
They have been asking for Chobani Champions in a tube for a very long time. They finally got their wish and approved the Jammin’ Strawberry and Rockin’ Blueberry right away.
I finally got my wish for the new Chobani bite size yogurts and a pretty darn cool yogurt eating spoon.
What is my deal with loving cool silverware?
(Yep, Judah was taking the picture again. One of these days we’ll have to start sharing the blog profits.)
And finally, we got some NuttZo.
This stuff is amazing.
Obviously I had that jar open as soon as the boys went down for their naps.
Oh my NuttZo.
I’m so happy to have this back in the house.
Last night was just a normal Thursday night. I left the men to do their work
while I went to teach at the gym.
I added a few artichoke hearts to the roasting pan this time.
And since it was my birthday and all and my sister-in-law politely reminded me that my special skill is to eat three desserts in one sitting,
I fit about three desserts all in one bowl.
That’s how I do it.
Cake batter protein shake (made thick like ice cream) on some chocolate peanut butter chip Vitatops with some peanut butter, a graham cracker and those dangerous dark chocolate covered pretzel thins from Trader Joe’s. I won’t be buying them again anytime soon. Seriously, dangerous.
Happy freaking birthday to me. Ha ha ha.
Happy freaking Friday to you!
We’ve got a busy weekend ahead and I promise my next post will NOT be a dump.
What are your thoughts on race recovery?
Do you have a favorite nut butter?