I hope your weekend is off to a great start so far! We have a few things to catch up on because I feel like it has been days since I last told you the random details of our life….like Lindsey took our engagement pics last night!
First, I have a few more things from our race last Saturday!
*Chocolate milk post-race is the best. And it is even better when you are celebrating a PR! Still stoked for Andrew and marathon training together starts SOON (or nowish;)!! This will be my second time running the St. George Marathon and this will be his 3rd time!
*One day I will remember to bring a throw-away blanket like Candice always does to the starting line. I am always FREEZING during the time between our bag drop off and the gun going off.
*I am glad Andrew is very supportive of hungryrunnergirl.com and deals with my mid-race selfies.
*Josse rocked her Sorry For What I Said at Mile 20 shirt for her marathon…. now I am wondering what she was saying at mile 20… she actually looks a little too happy this far into the race.
*Has anyone ever tried these recovery boots after a race or hard workout? They use compressed air to help enhance blood flow and speed up recovery. I think I need a pair because I’m already on the couch for the rest of the day after a long run or marathon… I might as well be using these to help my body recover while watching Parenthood for the 5th time.
PS I LOVE learning about all of the recovery tools out there and different things that people do to help speed up their recovery. I think that the best thing I have ever done was when Josse and I were in marathon training a few years ago and we would sit in the river after our long runs/tempos. The water was FREEZING (February/March/April in Utah) and the river was the perfect ice bath. Whether or not it is just in my head… I felt like I bounced back way faster after the long runs whenever we sat in the river for 10-15 minutes afterwards. I’d love to hear what recovery tools/methods get you back out there for a hard workout asap so I can copy you:)
*At the same race we were at, John Bozung finished his FOUR HUNDREDTH MARATHON. I can’t even begin to imagine.
From the article—> “It was never a goal to do 400 marathons,” he said laughing about earning his 400th marathon finish on Saturday at the Utah Valley Marathon. “I told people at church today, if anyone had told me after the first or second or third or 10th marathon that I’d run 400, I would have told them they were up in the middle of the night smoking something.”
PS he was also the first person to run a marathon on all seven continents!!!
*Another medal to add to the collection. Andrew and I are going to have a sweet medal/bib wall at our house by the treadmill. I cannot wait.
*After the race he went in to the gas station to grab some water bottles and came out with these for us all… when are they going to come out with a scientific study where the findings are that donuts are good for recovery… oh yeah, never. Bummer.
*The next meal after our race was at the Pizza Factory. It is embarrassing how often we eat here but post-race/long run I always feel like lots of carbs and a salad mountain.
*Lots of peanut butter sandwiches going on over here, especially before church.
*Kind of perfect how we have wanted a dog for a very long time (as you can tell, Brooke has a thing for them) and we will be a dog family very soon. Her pink blanket and dog, all she needs in life.
*We had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows.
*And we sat at my parents’ counter on Sunday eating watermelon.
*And Monday’s run= 10 miles @ 7:22 average pace = crazy sweaty = crazy endorphinated post-run.
*CONGRATS KRYSTAN!! You won my Jaybird Giveaway!! Email me asap:)
What have you found to be the best recovery tool/method post-race?!?
Have any goals to run x amount of races? Races in different states? Different continents?
Where do your race medals/bibs go after a race?
What summer foods have you been loving right now?