Whirlwind

This weekend has been such a whirlwind. Forgive me for not posting. It’s been awhile since I have had to work 6 days in a row, but it will be well worth it when I have this Saturday off for the Tough Mudder. I didn’t get my running group done on Saturday for some serious female stuff, but I did do some Mudder training by jumping in my pool at 10 o’ clock at night…

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I have been reading tons of blogs where they talk about ice cold water and being cold, so that was my thought process for that. And it was super cold, and not really fun at all: Mission Accomplished!

I ran my wonderful 12 miles on Sunday.

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And it actually was something I was looking forward to. I did a point to point and hubs picked me up, made me feel like I had an entourage. He had iced coffee ready for me post run.

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I had more pumpkin in my oatmeal for my post long run breakfast.

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I ended up wearing my compression socks all day at work.

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Which was awesome.

Long runs on work days entitles me to a large diet coke.

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I only drank half, it totally hit the spot.

I’m about to begin my Monday off with some awesome yoga.

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Followed by lots of laundry! And maybe later I’ll grab some froyo. That’s just how I roll.

How was your weekend? Did you have to work all weekend or did you get in a race?

Cheers!

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5 thoughts on “Whirlwind

    • drinkrunyoga says:

      Running socks are a must! Go with something synthetic, and made for running. I like the thin, ankle length, Road Runner’s sock, and they usually have a sale. (like buy 2, get one free, 20% off when you buy 2, or something like that.) You could probably visit your local shoe store and find good running socks. They aren’t cheap, a good pair will run anywhere from $8-15 or more a pair. If it’s a good store they will have socks for you to try on, so bring your shoes and take them for a whirl to see what you like. Thin, thick, long, short? If not make sure they have a good return policy, so you aren’t stuck with a $15 pair of socks you don’t like.

      For compression socks I really like pro compression. Their socks are very effective, just as good as cep compression. Again its an investment, I believe they are about 50-60 a pair. They often have 50% off or $20 off, and you just need to look for the codes. They usually have a sock of the month (I think the orange ones are on sale this month), if you “like” their Facebook page “Pro Compression” then they will give you updates on sales and online coupon codes. I like using them post long runs, but you could use them during any run.

  1. tiffanybluegirl23 says:

    Hehe, your pool looks empty in that pic. I love my “ice baths” especially after my longer runs. I have been known to go to a local burger place that has that awesome crushed ice. I buy four bags (they are smaller than your average bag of ice), as my tub is filling with water (as cold as I can keep it) I dump the ice in and sit in there until I can’t hardly stand it. One I am out, dried and dressed I slip on my compression sleeve (for the legs) and relax more. It totally helps to avoid walking like I’m 90 the next day!

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