Drove 30 minutes south to go meet up with the girls (because heaven forbid I do a long run on my own) to run in a new (to me) canyon. It was beautiful and there were maybe 7 cars that passed by the entire 18 miles. I like that.
18 miles total with 8 @ a 6:33 pace (my friends killed the workout with paces from 6:00—> 6:20!!!!) and it was definitely not easy for me (at ALL) but that feeling after a long run is worth it. Also, incredible news—> I didn’t have to stop once —> quite the different story compared to last week!
My purple pureflows waited patiently on the side of the river for me to finish my ice bath. It is amazing how much ice baths help me to recover after a hard run. I was a sore mess before getting in and afterwards my legs felt a trillion times better. It doesn’t feel great at all during (8 minutes.. but once your legs go numb it is fine) but it is so worth it to me because it helps me to recover fast. That means I can do another hard workout sooner:)
(from my instagram)
At least the view from where I was sitting was really good.
Went to go find Brooke an Easter dress (along with the rest of Utah.. ) and she was very positive that she just needed this hat. You know the drill, I take it off and then she sprints over to put it back on again and then we repeated that 40 times. I won and we did not get the hat.
Veggies, carbs and one incredible woman.
I absolutely loved Captain America. Then again, I would probably love any movie as long as I have a tub of popcorn in front of me.
Happy Easter. I am so thankful that I get to spend the day with the Brooker. The Easter eggs are already hidden and ready to be found.
Ever taken an ice bath? Did it help? On a scale of 1-10 how badly did you want to jump out and never do it again?
-I am getting a hot chocolate to drink next time I get in that river (aka next Saturday).
Last movie that you watched?!?
Have a wonderful Easter with Brooke and the fam. :) Congrats on the solid long run as well!
I did an ice bath after a tri and I was the only one of my friends not sore the next day!
Brooke is going to LOVE her basket-Happy Easter!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
I’ve only taken an ice bath once. That is if you consider the cold Atlantic Ocean an ice bath. Never mind that it was July and 80 degrees. It was still bone chilling!
I take ice baths all the time! After hard workouts and long runs I schedule physical therapy appointments just so I can use his ice tub. Everyone in the office laughs at me because I change into a bathing suit and get in over my waist.
My best ice bath story is after running a 50k in the fall. I was in a different state so I couldn’t just go use the professional tub. I have made ice baths in bath tubs before and I know 7 lbs of ice doesn’t make it cold enough. The only other option was 21lbs at the store so I got that. I screamed a bit when I got in. I was bright red when I got out!! It paid off though. I recovered just fine. :)
Happy Easter to Yall! Cant wait to see a picture of yall in yalls Easter dresses. Never did an ice bath but my son, a baseball player, used to do them. It was sort of funny since hes 6’6″ trying to get into the normal size tub full of ice.
Have a blessed day.
Lily @ Lily Runs the World
I really want to try an ice bath one day… It kind of terrifies me though. Maybe after my next half marathon (whenever that may be). Happy Easter!
Happy Easter! I can’t wait to see Brooke’s dress. :-)
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
Have a very Happy Easter. Last movie I went to was the new Muppets movie with my son and we didn’t love it. I am loving however watching the original Parent Trap these days on television – one of my all-time favorites!
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
What a beautiful location to run!
We saw Captain America last weekend, and I thought it was great! :)
Happy Easter! Love the ice bath.
Happy Easter! I absolutely believe ice baths help. I do them after my long runs (more than 15 miles), just put ice and cold water in the tub. I bundle up in a sweatshirt and make a hot cup of coffee before I go in!
I went with my 7 yr old to see Rio 2 yesterday. It’s cute….I’m sure it’s no captain America! Lol
Never taken a nice bath, seems scary haha!! Happy Easter!
You run in the prettiest of places!
I tried an ice bath once in high school track. All the really fast girls would sit in there 5-10 mins almost every day, and one day another slowsky and I decided to give it a go. We made it 20 seconds, called it a fantastic PR and never got in one again. Bye.
Happy Easter to you and your family!!!
I just can’t bring myself to do it – I guess I’ll have to (wo)man up some day if it helps that much.
I just also wanted to say that yesterday I got a new half marathon PR and as I was struggling in the last two miles I kept repeating “I can do hard things” and it totally helped so thank you for that!
Holy moly, you did that pace with friends? I cannot even imagine. You are awesome.
I love lounging around in pureflows. I need o much extra cushion for running (except races) though. LOL, give me the glycerin.
Happy Easter Janae and enjoy it :-)
Haven’t done an icebath before…
I saw the latest Captain America recently and loved it! A great follow up to the first one and to Avengers! I loved that he was running the first scene of the movie!!!!!
Don’t really have any Easter traditions…today I had to send some of our young penguins off to Florida then eventually California………I am missing them already!
I am thinking I will cover 11 miles today, one for each penguin who had to leave…
crazy how attached I had gotten…some of them are only one year old but some are 4 or 5 so I have gotten to know them really well…but I know this move is good for them…
Have a great Easter!
Easter traditions. Definitely egg hunts! And my Mom would always hide my basket. Is thst normal?? Did your parents hide yours??
Debbie @ Deb Runs
The Easter Bunny (my parents) hid my basket, and I hid our sons’ baskets!
Happy Easter! I took a river ice bath yesterday – it felt amazing. I see many more in my future. So much easier than filling up a bathtub with ice cubes. The last movie I saw was God’s Not Dead and it had a great message. Captain America is on the list. Have a great day with your family.
I have never taken an ice bath. I hate being cold. I hate THE cold. I love heat and warmth. Lol I don’t think I could do it…that river does look pretty though!
I recently saw The Book Theif and man did I like it! It was different that’s for sure…but good.
Good luck to everyone racing this week- my next race is May 3rd so I’m having race envy..:-)
You guys are amazing! I wish I had a group of people to run with that could push me… I love running alone but having a group once in a while would be fabulous…
In college I suffered from shin splints so as preventative measures my coach would make us do it after practice…. I HATE being cold so on a scale from 1-10, I was at about a 20…. I mean it really helped but it was painfully cold lol….
Usually we would go to church in the AM and then grab lunch at OLIVE GARDEN… I think I’m ready to start my new own better traditions:)
I haven’t been to the movies in ages!!!!!! But the kids got Frozen and The Craods in their baskets, so its looking like a movie night for us tonight… at home of course!
Adriana @ Laced Up With Lipstick
Happy Easter Janae!!
I’ve taken ice baths and jump out after a couple of seconds, because it was so painful. I find that hot baths work better for me than cold ones.
We make cascarones for Easter. We color the eggs then fill them with confetti and break them in each other’s heads.
Last movie I watched was Circle Of Friends on Cable, I haven’t been to the movies since watching Frozen.
I don’t do hard enough runs to warrant an ice bath – which I guess is a good and bad thing ;) – but my sister always jumps into the lake after her hard runs (near Tahoe – burrr) and swears by them. My husband and I had a day-date last weekend and saw Draft Day, which was surprisingly REALLY good. I had no expectations but I love Jennifer Garner so we gave it a go and it was great! – So happy when I don’t feel like we wasted babysitting money on a bad movie :)
We have lots of fun in store for Easter today – already opened baskets and egg hunt outside. Just getting in some couch snuggle time before we get the girls into their pretty dresses and head off to church, then we have day of crafts and more egg hunts and FOOD. It’s just the four of us this year, so it’ll be a little quiet :)
I hope you have a great Easter with Brooke!! I gotta start running more so that I can have better responses to your running Q’s… starting next week ;)
ashley @ broc blog
I cant believe you can pass on that amazing hat! So fashion forward.
Happy Easter! Love that your ice bath is in a river vs. a bath tub.
Our Easter traditions were a little interrupted this year because my husband now works night shift. However, we made it work and went to Saturday evening church service and will be meeting up with our families after he wakes up today.
Happy Easter!! I take ice baths for most runs over about 6 miles, and I find that it helps tremendously! The first 2 minutes are brutal though! Easter traditions are so fun- I did a whole post on them today: http://fightingforwellness.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/happy-easter/
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
I have taken ice baths before, but I’m not sure they’re right for me. I’ll sit in that tub for 10+ minutes, and don’t really feel the benefits of it. :(
Harry has never seen “Mean Girls”, so we rocked that (AND SKOOKIES!) last night. :D
Happy Easter, heart!
I love that you just plopped down in the river and did your ice bath there. Here in Texas, I don’t have that option! I’ve taken a few ice baths when training for half-marathons. It’s painful at first, but I’m always so glad I did afterward!
I have done icebathts for just my feet during long hikes in rough country. And it really worked wonders and gave my feet the ability to get to the next campsite. But just my feet! Looking at your picture.. wow that must have been hard.
I would be a little worried about the kidneys and.. other stuff getting too cold or even infected. Also driving home wet… I would take a change of clothes along with the hot chocolate next time ;)
Going running now :D
I take them after all my super long runs and I have a love/hate relationship with them. Totally worth it.
Easter dresses. Oh my gosh I miss them. Grandsons are fabulous but man those little dresses. *swoon*
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
One of the courses I used to run is by the Lake Erie so when I would finish I would go sit in the water. Until it got too warm. I take “cool” baths no so much ice baths but they really help!
So adorable…both of you! I could really go for an ice cold creek right now…
Easter tradition: playing viola for a local church…woke up at 5:45 today and got done at 12:15….whew
Looking forward to some chocolate and banana bread….and lamb.
Megan @ The Skinny-Life
I have never taken an ice bath. I’m such a whimp when it comes to the cold! Now I must admit I have been considering it though because with my foot injury ice has become my best friend through my recovery. It really does help speed up recovery! Happy Easter!
Marissa @ Run Riss Run
I did an ice bath after my marathon and it helped a lot!
Easter tradition: get up and read the story of Jesus’ resurrection. Open Easter baskets. Everyone comes to our house on Easter and this year we are catering tacos (I’m so very excited about this.) It’s a little strange that we don’t go to church on Easter Sunday since we go every other Sunday but I like to think that I’m giving my space away to someone else :) Really, I just kind of hate the crazy amount of crowds…
Last movie we saw was God’s Not Dead and I would strongly recommend it; it was much better than I though it would be.
Leah @ goodnightcheese
The last movie I watched was The Avengers…again.
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
I haven’t ever done an actual ice bath. I have used straight cold tap water before and that was plenty cold!
The last movie I saw in the theater was Catching Fire – the last one on tv was The Devil Wears Prada.
I haven’t had any Easter traditions since I was a kid, maybe once I have kids I will have them again! My grandma used to do a little present hunt in the living room for my brother, cousins and me. We each had a designated ribbon color (mine was purple) so you would find other people’s presents and pretend like you hadn’t seen anything.
I just tried my first ice bath a week ago… it is probably the best thing I’ve ever done for my legs post long run. And a hot chocolate is key! I’m paranoid that I’m going to get hypothermia if I don’t have that cocoa on hand for those 20 minutes of torture ;-)
I there was a beautiful river to sit in for an ice bath, I would absolutely jump in. However, in Texas sitting in a river is like actually taking a hot bath. Not nearly as refreshing.
Have done lots of ice baths and they seem easier when done outside after running but I have a real hard time with it in the tub inside. Can barely handle a couple min. Haven’t seen Captain America but did just see God’s Not Dead and it was amazing. Left some goodies out for my teenagers and had an egg hunt. Mini eggs taste good no matter how old you are. Happy Easter
Runner Girl Eats
I’ve never done an ice bath and probably never will. Nothing makes me more angry than being in cold water. Easter tradition: dying eggs. I am 28 years old and still love it.
Erin @ Snapbacks and Racing Flats
Happy Easter to you and Brooke!!!!
I took ice baths all the time when I was on cross country. Especially during summer training! I think I stared at the clock the entire time, so terrible yet so worth it.
We spend every Easter in Florida with my grandparents! We go to their country club to have Easter brunch and it is the absolute best because they have the best food ever.
Pretty sure that the last movie I watched was Captain America! Unfortunately, there was no bucket of popcorn in front of me… But it was still great!
Debbie @ Deb Runs
I love to hate ice baths, but they’re so worth it! I think sitting in the river would be perfect after a long run.
Hope you guys are having a great Easter!
Lora @ Crazy Running Girl
I have heard so many amazing things about ice baths and need to try them myself at some point… :)
Leigha @ Minougirl
Happy Easter Janae!!
I’ve only went in the water after a run one time… and there was still ice in the lake!
I watched The Book Thief last night.. so good! I just read the book so I had to watch the movie!
Our Easter tradition is go to church, find eggs/basket, then grandma’s for dinner! Perfect day :)
I used to do the ice bath until a sport recovery centre opened in our city. Now I use the Normatec compression boots. LOVE them.
Seriously I can’t get over how FAST of a runner you are. My legs would give out. I tried running on the treadmill yesterday during the commericals at 9.0, and I could keep it up – but definitely no longer than 2 minutes at a time. Bam…teach me your ways lol.
I’ve never taken an ice bath before.. I don’t think I’d have the guts to stick it out! Looks like the scenery on the run was lovely.
I really hope to one day run at even a 1/4 of the intensity that you do. I know I’ll never make it to a sub-3, but you certainly inspire me daily to push myself to my own goals. Pushing it that hard on a training run is mind boggling.
I’ve never done a full ice bath- I’ve done an ankle and that was painful enough!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
I have taken a bunch of ice baths and they are pretty bad in the beginning but then usually the ice starts melting and it doesn’t feel quite as bad. I guess if a river is cold its not gonna warm up, so that probably feels much worse! (But in a good way because its probably more effective than my melted ice!)
I love that photo of you in the river – you do look so happy and you live in a gorgeous
I saw The Lego Movie with my family yesterday – it was so cute. I’ve booked Captain America for Tuesday night with my 11 year old and hubby – sounds like a great movie.
I don’t think I’m brave enough to take an ice bath!
Kari @ Running Ricig
We just saw Captain America, too. It really was great and I didn’t even have popcorn :).
I’ve taken a few ice baths, but I think I prefer ice packs in strategic areas instead of freezing my entire body. I’m kind of a wuss.
Nicole @Pink Elephant on Parade
That popcorn looks amazing. I’d say “now I’m hungry for popcorn” but that would lead you to believe I was ever not hungry for popcorn.
Kristina @ Blog About Running
I have given my feet an ice bath before, but I am not brave enough to sink down into one. I am sure it feels amazing though!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!
I did an ice bath (in my bathtub) after each full marathon training long run (starting with 15 milers). They aren’t exactly fun. But I definitely believe they help and so I did it every time. I would get Subway on my way home from my run and eat my sub in the bath. By the time I was done eating it was time to get out. So that’s how I passed the miserable 10’ish minutes.
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
I think I’ll have to try an ice bath, I have been a wimp about this but you just convinced me. So sore after Boston I’m sure it’ll be worth it!