Before I get to any chit chat, here’s the winner of the Power O’s Giveaway.
Yay! Email me your mailing information Lacey and I’ll send it along to the awesome Love Grown Foods team.
I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. What the?
Wait, and tomorrow is the last day of July already too? Eeeekkk…
Workouts so far this week have been minimal. I feel pretty good after the marathon Sunday and don’t have any foot pain or anything, but with America’s Finest City Half Marathon and The Kauai Marathon coming up next month, I’m taking advantage of a slower pace week.
I know I’ve said it before, but man, those post-race blues get me a little every time. It always takes just a few days, but they always come and slap me across the face. Today was the day. Isn’t that lovely?
I don’t know if I’ve shared this article or not before, but it’s a great one from Competitor Running that talks about why it’s important to recover after a marathon.
Unfortunately, not taking enough time to fully recover after a marathon often leads to overtraining and injuries. Not only does resting for seven to ten days have little negative impact on your current fitness, the long-term gains will outweigh any temporary reduction in fitness.
Learned that one the hard way.
The whole part about cellular damage is really interesting too. I didn’t know about that.
This week I’ve been teaching classes and and doing a little elliptical multi-tasking.
Last night we made taco salads with ground turkey meat.
They were awesome and I found those little single serving guacamole cups at Costco recently. I love those. I also love the HOT pico de gallo salsa from Trader Joe’s. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should.
This afternoon was one where an iced coffee was not a “want”, it was a “need”.
For some reason it was much better out of a jar too instead of a glass or mug. I’m going to have to repeat this. Ha.
It’s so fancy. It was also very good timing. Needed that today.
Soon after the plaque arrived I added another race to my upcoming schedule.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles 1/2 Marathon is October 26th. They’re going to have a costume contest. How cool is that?
Prices increase soon, so if you want to sign up use code: MAMAROCKSLA for $10 off the Half Marathon until Sunday, October 19 at 11:59pm PST
You have to dress up if you’re running a Halloween race, right?
A couple of other things we got recently that I keep forgetting to share are these awesome 6 Pack Fitness Bags.
Aren’t they cool?
Full review coming on them, but you can use code STUFT for 15% off any of the bags on their website just in case you need some for summer travel.
And, I’m off.
I’m TRYING to learn how to “enjoy” wasting time.
I’m working on it, but I find it’s kind of hard to do. Anyone else?
Iced coffee- better in a mug, a glass or a jar?
Does anyone else get antsy and sign up for new races during recovery week?
How was your day?