Ugh. I can’t help it.
I’m having a hard time getting motivated to write the recap. I don’t know why. Maybe because I don’t want it to be over. I’m actually not really ready for April to be over either. Where the heck did it go?
And if I’m being honest, I always have a hard time emotionally the week after a big race. I’m elated and can’t stop smiling when I think about it, but yet, I’m a little sad. I wish that wasn’t the case, but maybe some of you understand.
Woke up with a bit of a head cold. Not fun. I actually felt it coming on before the race Saturday, but luckily it held off a bit. If I’m going to be sick, I might as well be sick now. Thank goodness it wasn’t last week.
Needless to say, I got a really slow start this morning, but it was nice. I taught a spin class earlier and used this song as the last song.
We did a progressive hill and added gears and picked up the pace along the way. It was perfect. This song makes me smile.
I went for a little test run later on. My first run since the Big Sur Marathon Sunday. I had my friends ready.
I did 7 easy miles at 1.0 incline.
Then did the whole plank thing since it’s the last day of April and I didn’t really do a great job on doing a plank a day for the April Abs Challenge. Oopsies.
I did the planks today with my feet on the treadmill to change it up a bit. It was tough.
Not sure if you saw the healthy protein root beer float from yesterday, but it was good enough that I already want another one today.
A couple of weeks ago before Boston we had a baby shower for my cute sister-in-law. I was in charge of punch because well, I’m classy like that and sign up for the easy things.
I made this punch and it was a hit.
Not quite the healthy protein root beer float, but you can’t go wrong with pineapple juice, Sprite and rainbow sherbet.
Oh and I was sent these Breeze Bars awhile back to sample and forgot about them with all the traveling and such.
I tried the chocolate cranberry one yesterday and it was good. I like that they’re gluten free, dairy free and wheat free and that they come in a smaller size. I should put a couple in my gym bag.
I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m back on the grains and such and not really eating paleo for the time being. In fact, right now I just polished off this ginormous bowl of air popped popcorn.
Toppings of choice today were coconut oil, molasses, PB2, Penzey’s cinnamon and a stevia in the raw packet. Good stuff.
Oh and totally wearing this bright “Epic Summer Run” tank top on purpose.
I thought it went with the whole brighter days theme I’m trying to pull off here AND because the SUJA Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half just announced on their Facebook page that the one and only Meb is going to pace the 1:30 group for the half marathon.
How cool is that? Maybe I should do the half instead of the full and try to keep up with that guy. Hmm….
And, the price to register goes up tomorrow, so there’s still time today to save some money. Code MAMAROCKS gets an additional $10 off either race also (half or the full). Come run with us, yes? Register here.
And, that’s all the randomness I have at the moment. Time to really rally up and write a recap for tomorrow’s post.
Hope you’re week is treating you well! Thanks for being patient with the recap and for those of you I owe emails and replies. I’m working on it. Just very slowly. Ha.
Do you ever get sad or feel a little let down after a big race or event?
What’s your favorite song to put you in a good mood?
Any easy punch recipes to share?
Anyone already running Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego?