Yes, I’m freaking hard on myself. Aren’t we all though? I attempted running on my foot yesterday because it was feeling better and usually after a marathon I give myself just a couple days off and am back running a few easy miles without any issues.
That’s just not the case this time. That’s okay. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but I’m going to do my best to take it. The timing is pretty good actually, as I was supposed to be in Napa for a race this weekend, but since I was just in Seattle, it was too much. I don’t really have anything planned until The San Francisco Marathon at the end of July.
Let’s move on, shall we?
I did a little pool running yesterday while the boys took swim lessons.
It was only twenty minutes and it was in the shallow end, but it felt good to be in the water. Who knows, I might be in there a little more often than I’d like the next few weeks. Ha.
I got some questions on instagram about pool running and I wrote a post on it last year here. Janae has some really great posts on pool running too. She spent a lot of time in the pool recently before her marathon and is the queen of pool running.
I don’t know about you, but when I go through set backs I like to read about others who have overcome them. All runners have injuries and go through hard times. I found a couple articles last night on Deena Kastor that I wanted to pass along. She broke her foot at the 2008 Olympics around mile 3. It’s always inspiring to read about athletes who make great comebacks. She’s broken a couple records just recently even and it always helps reading about older female runners still doing their thing, especially other moms.
These two articles are super old, but talk about her pretty much just announcing her comeback. (She did a lot of training on an underwater treadmill when she was hurt. Have you ever seen one of those? I must investigate.)
It actually still worked without the eggs. Who knew?
Someone told me to try frozen blueberries on cold cereal. I don’t remember who, but whoever you are, you’re a genius.
I may or may not have had three bowls of this yesterday. I always think I can be that person who only has one bowl of cereal, but that is just never the case. Moderation is not one of my strengths.
This is the cereal we’ve been loving lately. We got it from Costco.
When buying cereal, I always look for the ones with the least amount of ingredients.
The boys love this cereal too.
Okay, so some things you should do today. There are 6 total.
1. If you haven’t entered the Name Bubbles giveaway, today is the last day to enter. These labels are cool friends! We’re labeling some beach stuff for a little something we have planned today.
2. If you need to smile, watch this video again. Thirty seconds of Booty Dancing can turn any frown upside down.
3. Check out this funny link on BuzzFeed that Erica sent me. It’s freaking hilarious.
4. My egg white jugs I always buy are having a Christmas in July special that’s starting early.
Here are the codes for the discounts in case you need some huge jugs in your life. (They’re perfect for making summer smoothies.)
OBHELP2G $10 off a 2-gallon order
(normal retail $78. Now only $66)
OBHELP6H $15 off a 6 half gallon case order
(normal retail $138. Now only $107)
OBHELP4G $20 off a 4 gallon case order
(normal retail $156. Now only $118)
5. Also this is the last weekend to take advantage of the half yearly Pro Compression sale. buy 2 or more pairs and get 50% off. Use code JUNE. Pretty great deal!
6. Enter this HALO Headband GIVEAWAY.
Yeah, they have these awesome USA Headbands that would be perfect for the 4th of July.
The pullover or tie version.
Halo wants you to have one.
Actually, Halo wants 4 of you to have one.
Winners get to choose which style (tie or pullover).