Just another woman trying (over and over again) to do it all and get healthy in the process
June 27, 2010
This was a tough week. I worked a lot of nights until 3a.m., which made it impossible for early morning runs. And then there was.....the HEAT! It was a scorcher week. Pretty much every day was high 90s except for today and Thursday, which was 102!! Yuck! Not what I would call ideal running environment. So, excuses aside.....I only got 2 of my 3 runs in this week.
- 7 miles planned / 5 miles run
I'm not exactly thrilled about this, but....no need to wallow in it! I must suck it up and MOVE ON......
This week's plan - 8 miles
- 2m w/ stroller & yoga
- one more day of yoga or pilates if I can get it in.....
I DID try something new today that I MUST share! I ran 3 HOT, hard, exhausting miles this morning. When I got home, I tried drinking some G2 to help replenish a little and it made me want to vomit! I like it, so it wasn't that I disliked it. I think that my body couldn't like it. So, I ended up sitting for a bit and then doing one of my favorite yoga poses....
I LOVE this pose! It is so relaxing and rejuvenating! I could fall asleep like this!
Then I remembered something I heard about on Facebook - ice baths. It is supposed to be good after a run to help recover your legs. I was curious, so I figured, "Why not?" I filled up the tub, got in and called Mr. D to pour the ice tray in. He thought I was insane. So did the boy munchkin, actually.
I did some research during my 10 minute soak. I read that ice baths have been found to be a good prevention for injury in runners because it helps with muscle recovery. Check out THIS ARTICLE I found on RunnersWorld.com.
Initially, it was pretty freezing, but I got used to it pretty quick and it was okay. Initially, I noticed no effect, but I showered and when I got to work, I realized my legs were not sore AT ALL. I didn't have that tired, post-run soreness that I have become accustomed to. Honestly, my legs felt no different than they did before I ran. I will definitely be trying this again!
Have a great week everyone! Stay cool!!
"Taking one foot and putting it in front of the other, that is the only way to travel forward...If however you take steps forward whilst looking backward; well -then you will fall over because you end up tripping over something you would easily have seen if looking where you were going in the first place. So, when looking back just stay still for a moment, allow yourself to reflect, but then you must at some point turn around and just keep moving - or you will stagnant on the spot which means going nowhere at all."