It has been a very long time since my last pool running session and I was reminded today during my 60 minute workout that pool running is legit.
My trusty water belt (provided by the rec center) and waterproof headphones got me through the workout. You can read more about pool running here and here! Basically you are just doing the same running movement under water that you would do on dry land. You use the same form and cadence. Pool running just allows you to do the same running movement without any of the impact that occurs on land. It gets your heart rate up and it is the closest thing to actual running in terms of keeping up your running fitness.
You gotta do what you gotta do.
I did a bunch of squats afterwards and then I was back to get Brooke out of bed and then hit up the park before it got too hot outside.
Brooke filled up her ‘good behavior chart’ which meant she got to go pick out a toy. Out of all of the $20 etc toys she went straight for the $1 toy and has played with it non-stop. I’m not mad about it:)
Lunch was with three girls that I stuck to like glue during high school and college. We’ve been through it all together.
Salads and fries… our staple foods since we were 14.
And then a frozen zucchini cookie once I got home. 90% of desserts taste better when frozen in my opinion. This applies to most candy too—> frozen Charleston Chews are what dreams are made of.
I actually woke up with my feet feeling good enough to run but I didn’t do it because of how they felt last night. Like every runner that is fearful of an injury or not running for a while I have started making deals with my body. If my body just allows me to run again I will do everything perfectly in order to ensure my body stays injury free.
I am going to make an agreement with you. If you get my feet feeling 100% again so that I am back to running tempos and hitting my long runs I will promise to….
-NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT HAVING TO WAKE UP EARLY TO RUN… it’s amazing when you don’t get up for your normal run because your body is being lame how much you miss that alarm clock blaring at 5 a.m. telling you that you get to go out and run!
-I’ll pay attention to foam rolling and stretching EVERYTHING and not just the big muscle groups like the quads, glutes and hips.
-I promise that I will carry a water bottle with me at all times and hydrate like it is my job.
-I’ll stick to yoga each week. I know it helps me stay injury free but this time I promise I’ll actually stick to it.
-I will no longer eat fro-yo/ice cream/donuts 45 times a week. I’ll lower the sugar and pick up on the nutrient dense stuff that will help with recovery.
-I promise to choose sleep over Jimmy Fallon, instagram or cleaning my kitchen. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Do you still see any of your high school or college friends often?!
Ever tried out pool running? Thoughts? Do you ever swim for your workouts?
Made any plea bargains with your body lately?
Favorite random foods to freeze before eating?
-Grapes, cookies, charleston chews and reese’s pb cups.