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Eye candy, that is. No thanks necessary.
I have to start off with a confession. I said I was going to keep the weekend non-impact up until my 11 mile run yesterday morning.
I couldn't. The track was calling. The good news? I cranked out some 400 repeats, and hit 1:26-1:27 every time. I was pretty proud. I also got a little swimming and biking in as well.
|oh cool look what i did! so crafty.|
... rearranging the furniture in my room.... and lastly, a lot of taking care of myself. Something I've realized I don't do enough.
Outside of the realm of healthy eating, vitamins and icing... I really don't do much as far as prevention. I honestly don't even stretch, which I know is a controversial topic to begin with but let me make the bold statement that I'm possibly the most inflexible human being on the planet.
So Kait, what did you do this weekend as a means of taking care of yourself? Don't hold your breathe, this is actually a pretty lengthy list. Aside from my typical stretching and hydrating...
-I foam rolled, something I hate doing but am really trying to work on. Hurts so good.
-I bought this juice:
100% tart cherry juice. It's PACKED with antioxidants and is supposed to be a natural anti-inflammatory. So I've started taking a swig in both the morning and night, because I figure hey why not?
-I sat in the hot tub for awhile and rested my foot against the jet. I'm not sure if this is actually 'healthy' or not, but it felt great.
-Following the hot tub, I went into the sauna and stretched. Or at least attempted to stretch.
-I also soaked my
And post-run? I relaxed. I sat still, something borderline impossible for me to do. I gave my feet a nice rub with some delicious minty lotion and painted them up all pretty. And then I sat on my ass and watched the Olympics.
|guess that sport...|
Anyways, there's the updates. Anyone else have different preventive measures that they swear by? Always looking for tips.