First and most importantly today——> 2 people are going to win $150 gift cards to PRO Compression to purchase whatever they want!!!
I am a huge fan of PRO Compression. They are my favorite recovery tool. These babies go right on my feet after I finish a long run, hard workout or race! Besides increasing your blood flow (which helps your body to recover faster), they are comfortable and they come in a bunch of different fun colors and patterns!
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We fed 100+ people chicken salad sandwiches, carrots and dip, chips galore and my chocolate chip cookies (that were broken into by somebody before the meal… I will find you).
Sundays are all about relaxing in our neck of the woods. We change into pajamas first thing after church, take naps and then wake up overly happy.
My mom made one of her most requested meals for dinner last night. My sister even asks to have this chicken on her birthday every single year… It is that good. It is tangy and sweet and it is crazy simple!
Mix together Russian Dressing, a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and 1 jar of apricot jam (not the one with pineapple in it because then it will burn). Spread over chicken and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours (for 8 thick chicken breasts).
My sister’s baby and I are getting lots of snuggle time together.
Because we truly don’t know how in the world to have a Sunday dinner without dessert afterwards.
A slice of apple pie was a great finale to a great week. Isn’t it weird that the Boston Marathon was just one week ago? It feels like ages ago!
PS another one of my favorite recovery tools. My frozen Mr. Spongebob golfball that I use to roll out my plantar when it feels tight. I haven’t ran all week but maybe that is why it is tight right now?
My brother’s bday is today! Right at midnight his time (aka the very first second of his birthday) he sent out this text:
(He is just kidding around:)
Don’t worry, none of us forgot about you… we just didn’t call you in the middle of the night to wish you happy birthday. ***Edited to add he called me at midnight my time (2 a.m. his time) so that I could wish him a happy birthday:) We take birthdays in our family very seriously.
Thanks for keeping our family constantly laughing.
Flashback to when my brother and I used to have to take selfies with a disposable camera.
Six awesome running related articles/posts/videos to check out.
-Rachelle opens up about anxiety, addictions, running and eating disorders in her post HERE! I wish you could all know her in real life because she is one of the most incredible people that I know and the fact that she is sharing her story in order to help others is beyond amazing.
-You probably have already seen this but I just love Meb and I love how he Shares Finish Line Moment With Elite Amateur!
-Did you know that the Boston Marathon race director runs the course every single year after the race? Last Monday McGillivray Finishes 43rd Straight Boston Marathon.
–Shalane Flanagan on Her Boston Marathon: ‘A Bad Day At the Office.’ I love her perspective on what happened and how to stay positive and mentally tough when your legs feel like lead during a race. PS Donuts are her post-race treat too. I really like her.
–Stay Motivated With 100 Fitness Tips…. the first 13 are for running! We all need some extra motivation to workout every now and then and there are some great ones on this list that should help:)
-Loved watching this 2 minute recap of the highlights of yesterday’s 2015 London Marathon Women’s Race! Tigist Tufa wins with a time of 2:23:22!!! It’s funny how I find watching every other sport besides running extremely boring to watch on tv. I could watch running all day long.
What are some of your favorite recovery tools?
Who else has plantar problems pop up every now and then?
What sports do you enjoy watching on TV?
What was the best thing that you ate this last weekend? Best part about this last weekend?