I woke up this morning ridiculously grumpy. I don’t know what hit me when I first woke up but luckily a quick three miles on the treadmill changed things right away. Those endorphins… I’m telling ya. They are magic. If you asked me to, I could probably write a list of at least 10,000 benefits from running. Running never ceases to amaze me.
Every month or two I dedicate one of my runs to checking in on my cadence.
My coach had me really work on increasing my cadence a few years ago. Hitting the right cadence makes it so that we are landing our foot directly below our bodies rather than overstriding. I like to check in every now and then to make sure I am staying on top of it to avoid injuries. I try to aim for about 180 foot strikes on the ground per minute.
To figure out my cadence I just count how many times my right foot hits the ground in one minute and then times it by 2. Working on perfecting your cadence usually results in being faster and injured less often.
There are so many little things that we need to do in order to help our running and if we do them they will make the biggest difference! HERE are some workouts that can help you to increase your cadence! Increasing your cadence by about 5% —> the magic number to avoid switching things up too much and then getting injured!!
After our workout we had to run to the store for the three items we must always have at home (this is the only bbq sauce I will buy… it is the best).
While we were there we just happened to run into the Megs. Sometimes I wonder if she just follows me around or something. Or maybe we just stalk her. Either way it works out nicely.
Mike & Ikes are revolutionizing the candy world. I think the majority of fruity candy needs to be sold by the flavor. Then maybe the candy makers will realize that banana flavored candy just needs to stop being made.
We had a bday party to attend for one of my favorite runner friends.
Poor Josse cut her finger on the food processor (that is why she is holding her finger up… not because she thinks she is better than all of us and thinks she is #1).
The kids scored with some grilled cheese sandwiches and apples.
And Josse made the most amazing Peanut Noodle dish (recipe coming soon) for the adults. This woman knows how to cook. I sure miss our runs together… her ankles have been lame lately but we should be back together again in a few more weeks!
For dessert Josse made homemade pb cups without any refined sugar. She wants to perfect the recipe before I post it… get excited!
National Running Day is just around the corner (Wednesday, June 3rd) and so Brooks just released the results of its third annual Brooks Run Happy Nation report!
Three things that you have done so far today?
Fill in the blank: WHEN I AM RUNNING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT________________.
Last chocolatey item that you had?
What grocery store do you go to the most?