Eight easy miles this morning and with more miles and more speed work comes more foam rolling—> my IT bands HATE the foam roller (ps IT Band injuries hurt soooooooo bad).
Okay, so this one is a little bit longer than a sentence but when you are foam rolling, try rolling it down the muscle until you find the ‘hot spot’ or the area that really feels the pressure and slowly work on that area (rolling it up and down that spot) for 20 seconds or so and you will feel the pressure slowly release. I used to just roll up and down my muscles. Foam rolling didn’t really do much for me until I started to go back over the places that really weren’t comfortable until that area loosened up a bit.
“Foam rolling, also known as myofascial release, is the application of pressure to eliminate scar-tissue and soft-tissue adhesion by freeing up your fascia.”(source)
Hard to keep stretching when she comes over and puts her head on me.
She then taught me that I should do the splits after each run. Yeah… I think I would rip every muscle in my body by attempting this!
Thank you Beretta for constantly giving away where Andrew is hiding so that he can no longer scare me.
Ran too early to eat anything before but right after my run I ate this Kodiak Cakes monster pancake.
When Beretta hears that she is going on a run with Andrew… she loses it… like it is the best day of her entire life.
The first day that they are reunited it is pure laughing and play and then a few days in they start fighting again so we really try to soak in the first day ha.
This seems like a way better use of a foam roller than how I use it.
So the library is our new favorite activity because we brought back 14 books for the kids to read and they loved it.
Turkey burger for lunch… it feels SO good to be eating at home (we have been changing our chronic eating out ways).
Ready to go party for the day with them (40 degrees right now which pretty much feels like summer to us after the last few weeks:)
Sometimes when I am working Brooke will get out the wrapping paper and wrap a present for me.
My sister and I are doing really well with our New Years resolutions this year.
Andrew sent this to me and there is a little bit too much truth to this for us;)
Megan D sent this to me and I think it is a good summary of winter haha:
I’m kidding… there are many great things about winter especially according to the kids!
Does anybody want to join me tomorrow for 7 mile repeats, I’m sure it will be a really good time and quite a party—> the things runners do for ‘fun’.
Have a sentence for the day?
How often do you foam roll? What works for you? What area hurts the worst for you?
Have a goto breakfast that you pretty much eat each day? Any other Kodiak Cakes fans?
If you have a speed workout this week… what is it? I’d love to hear!