Is it really Thursday already?! I’m still so thrown off from the long weekend!
Blogging this week has been all about running, so why not continue the trend? I mean isn’t that what I always talk about anyway?
I made it back to the track on Tuesday for the first time since I got sick in early August. This week I did 800s. It was pitch black when I got there.
Something else interesting about this workout was that I listened to music for the first time in about a year and a half. I was a little intimidated to be doing speed work, and really not excited about making 28 circles around the track, so I thought maybe music would be a bit of a distraction.
I am shocked at how well I recovered after the Charles Street 12. I ended up talking to my coach and moving around my runs a bit because we are supposed to have thunderstorms all day today. So today is rest day and then I have a MP run followed by a 15 miler! I’m excited to be building up my long runs but it does sound very intimating.
On Monday I thought I would be one step ahead of myself and make a smoothie to drink on Tuesday morning after my workout. I was hoping it would turn out well and I could share the recipe, but I think I need to tweak it a bit. However, there were some good nutrients in there, and that’s what counts, right?
I’ve created a “standing desk” of sorts at home, which looks out a window. I realized how much sitting all day makes my hips tight, so when I am home I just try not to sit as much as possible. I have definitely noticed a difference over the past week!
I’ve also been living in my compression socks whenever I am at home. I guess I won’t be too sad when it’s boots season and I can wear them all day long:)
One other thing that has nothing to do with running: Last night I made this parmesan crusted chicken for the first time in way too long. It was one of those meals that I used to make all the time and then we got sick of it, and then forgot about it. It was nice to have it again after so long!
Do you run with music?
How much time do you spend sitting during the day?
Are you ready for
compression socks season boot season?
Ever had a smoothie fail that you drank anyway because it had good stuff in there?