…and welcome back to work or school. This morning was really hard for me to wake up and feel like doing anything. But once I hit the gym, got my blood pumpin, I was ready to start being productive. I even typed out my grocery list on my phone while I was exercising. 2 birds 1 stone.
Training Day #2 is 30-40 mins of cross training. I did 25 mins on the elliptical, then I got bored and switched to incline interval speed walking. Just trying to up the endurance! Tonight I will be doing 1 hour of vinyasa yoga.
After the sweat session, it was time for protein. Although it didn’t sound that appealing because I had the same smoothie yesterday, I knew my body needed it. (1 scoop chocolate Complete + 1 TB almond butter + 1 banana + handful ice + almond milk).
Creamy and delicious. I am trying to use up the last 2 cans of chocolate protein powder before the month’s end (before expiration), so tonight I might try to make chocolate protein balls. We shall see if I have enough energy.
Another exciting part about training for a race? New gear! I headed into Luke’s Locker and left with lots of new stuff.
I’ve read a lot about compression socks, and I think it’s going to be a good idea especially for my Saturday long distance runs. They were $60 just for one pair. You read that right.
It’s quite a project to get them on, but once they’re up, they help keep the muscles warm and promote blood flow while preventing injuries. With 8 months til my wedding (eeeee!) I can’t afford an injury in my future. Not sure how cute these are going to look, but I promise I’ll get a photo of me in them up here sometime.
New Saucony running shoes!! I loved the service at Luke’s Locker and the close attention to detail. I tried on about 4 pairs starting with the least amount of support to greatest amount. I explained to the sales guy that I had surgery on my foot almost 9 months ago (can you believe that much time has passed?!) so I needed something with support. He had me running around the store (literally) and although I felt like an idiot, he was able to evaluate the way my foot strikes at each step, leading us to this shoe!
I also purchased a few pairs of running shorts–an especially cute cut by North Face. That’s it for now. More food photos in the next post!
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