If I was ever confused with the days of the week this summer, it's definitely today. I ended up doing my "Sunday long run" yesterday (Tuesday) because of Sunday's Navy 10k race, so let's talk about confused!
After the race I woke up feeling pretty decent on Monday. I debated running my originally planned 19 miler (scheduled for Sunday) but I decided against it due to the unfortunate condition of the Kayano bottom. It was a sad state of affairs and I realized that running for over 2 and a half hours in shoes that are over-worn with basically zero support would be
If you can imagine they actually are a bit worse not post-10km race. :S
My new shoes would arrive Tuesday morning so I'd do my long run then. :D
Back to Monday! I hit up the gym for a real good core and upper body workout where I warmed up on the stationary bike first. I wasn't really feeling it, I have to admit, when I first walked in the door but when I started my core routine I felt much better. By the time I was late into my upper body exercises my arms felt like noodles. It was then that I knew it was a good workout. ;)
Post workout I drank this ginormous protein smoothie. :D And of course then I felt bloated for the remainder of the afternoon, lol.
I tried to make a good hearty chilli for dinner on Monday. I swapped out my usual extra lean beef for extra lean turkey and I couldn't even notice the difference!
Here's what Lola does approximately 25 seconds after I pull her out of bed.
|What a lazy butt.|
On my way home I was so excited to pick up these babies from the mailbox!!! Hashem's sock choice this time was da bomb! Look at these FREE hot pink asics socks! And hello, how cool are these Nimbus 16s folks?!
The first few miles actually sucked for sure. I'm not going to pretend it was awesome. I could tell I had a full belly and my first run in new shoes can go either one of two ways 1) awesome and I love them! or 2) my feet feeling crampy and burning (I apologize if you have no idea what I'm talking about).
Well the Nimbus shoes were feeling fine so I kept plugging along but I did stop at my car at 11.2 miles to pour the bottle of premixed nuun water I stashed in there just in case into the Camelbak bladder since I was running low on H20.
I ran 5 miles on the trail to start, ran into Nadia and ran/chatted with her for a short time, then I hit up my favourite subdivision with rolling hills and made up about another 5.5 where I then hit the trail again and then finally 3 more street miles. Phew! All done. And thirsty. And can barely walk properly.
My recovery shake....which tasted like heaven after I ingested as many slices of watermelon as I had left, an orange and a glass of water.
|Everything but the kitchen sink! LOL: banana, ice cubes, frozen berries (blue, black, straw, cran, cherries), kale, protein powder, chia seeds, flax meal, and almond/coconut milk. :)|
Kale Chips made me feel much better though. :)
I am so going to text this to Matt! LOL. He always calls when it's getting really GOOD!
Oh and orchid #2 has bloomed! :D I am such a proud mama.
I am going to leave you with some photos that Runalicious sent me of the shirt creation sequence! How cool is this?!
Love the female runner over top of the words!
New spine logo! Which is totally cool!
Thanks everyone for staying tuned to this crazy long post! Serves me right for not posting more frequently. ;) Have a wonderful sunny day!