Today’s Run – Recovery Run
Total Mileage: 7.00 miles
Total Time: No idea (went without my Garmin!)
Average Pace: No idea (went without my Garmin!)
I had a nice slow recovery run this morning. My husband surprised me by running most of it with me. Secretly it helps him to break his run up too, but I will NEVER turn down a chance to run with him!
The Chicago Marathon is coming up for him in several weeks and he has a pretty tough 15 mile pace run tomorrow, so it was important that he take things slow as well.
He got me a guest pass to our gym so I think I am going to use it tomorrow and run my tough long run beside him during his pace run.
I have noticed a lot of my favorite bloggers doing a Five Things Friday post, so I will jump on board and share with you five things I am loving this Friday!
1. Garminless Runs
One of the best things about today was that I ran without my Garmin and my music. It has been a long time since I have completely “disconnected.”
This wasn’t completely on purpose, for some reason my Garmin didn’t charge over night and was low on battery this morning.
That’s right, I left my precious Garmin charging at home.
My husband had his Garmin on during the run so I know we covered a total of 5.4 miles together and then he kept going and I turned off to finish at 7 miles back at our house.
2. Fall is back!
After 2 days of 90 degree weather it was so nice to have fall back! It was in the 50’s today.
I even broke out my long tights for today’s run. I could have easily gone without them but I wanted to sweat a bit!
I started with arm sleeves and I still can’t believe I am already breaking them back out.
I opted for the long sleeve in the end and I was glad I did because the wind was a bit crazy at times.
3. Muscle Stimulator
My calf has been really giving me problems the past couple days.
I have foam rolled and stretched it but it still seems to be tight and bothersome.
I attached my husband’s muscle stimulator, that he bought when he had his sacral stress fracture a couple years ago, when I finished my run and I am hoping this will help it to recover a bit better for tomorrow’s run!
I also wore my compression sleeves under my tights to help to compress my calf some during the run. I will probably live in them all night long as well.
4. Banana Fro-Yo
This awesome girl reminded me of this great treat last night when I was really craving something sweet.
If you don’t already know I have a serious frozen yogurt addiction, and this is a great way to beat the craving and it still tastes just as delicious!
All you do is add 1 frozen banana, a small amount of almond milk, and a tiny scoop of protein powder into a food processor and blend. It really does taste just like frozen yogurt!
If you haven’t heard of this – you have to check it out!
This awesome woman is running 100 miles on a treadmill for 24 hours to raise money for education for children in India.
She is such an inspiration!
What is something that is making YOU happy this Friday?