It’s just a little windy out today so I was ‘forced’ to run on the dirt trail this morning.
It was beautiful.
I will be sticking to the 5k distance this week and then increasing my mileage 15% each week.
I used to think I was cool stuff because I would wake up, put on my running shoes (and two layers of lip gloss because running with dry lips is my biggest nightmare) and go for my run. I also thought I was pretty cool to be able to just finish my run and move on with the day. Not anymore.
Now my coach has me spending more time doing drills and stretching than actual running.
Before my run I am spending time doing:
Arm Cross overs
Front leg swings
Side leg swings
Knee to chest
(examples of these drills in the video)
It feels weird to be warm before starting running because I used to just use the first mile of my run to start warming up. HERE is another video from Runner’s World of some form drills do to before speed work or a tempo run.
And after my run I am doing foam rolling and the Performance Stretching DVD with help from Brooke.
PS I am obsessed with my new jacket and love that they added on to it the #runhappy part:) I was definitely running happy this morning even though I feel like I have lost a lot of fitness, it doesn’t matter because I am out running!
Now we have two food things to talk about. I have good and bad news. Which one do you want first? Okay, the bad news is that I found the first thing that I don’t like at Trader Joe’s…. their Raisin Bran. It must not have any sugar or something because it let me down. Let’s be honest, I will still eat it though.
The good news- I found the best banana bread recipe. It is here but it doesn’t say to add chocolate chips so make sure you do anyways.
Please check out Shelly’s fundraising website. She will be running to raise money for center research in honor of her Dad.
What is your exact routine before you start a run and after? Is it different for different types of runs?
When was your last RUN HAPPY moment? What made it a run happy moment?
Ever had something from Trader Joe’s that you didn’t like?
What is some good news about your day?