I started the week of running off with a trail run with my friends.
I forgot my Koala Clip at home which meant I didn’t bring my phone for the run so I just took one picture from the start. We had two pretty good climbs over the 12 miles with about 1000 ft of up total. One of the climbs was the same one that we did about 6 weeks ago and it felt a lot easier than it did 6 weeks ago. I love it when that happens.
I should have brought water with me… a lesson that I learn about 12 times each summer. I was very happy to get back to my water bottle in the car. Today will be an easy run on the roads and on Wednesday we will do some speed.
Andrew put together our anniversary date and he nailed it. He rented two jet skis (ps we used KSL ((which is like craigslist in Utah)) and found them way cheaper compared to the rental companies near the lake from a guy close to us). We went up to Deer Creek Reservoir.
Because it was a Monday, there weren’t many other people out on the lake the entire day.
The snow on the mountains in this picture does mean that the water was freezing.
We had so much fun just the two of us <— Very very needed!
After the lake we drove straight to one of our favorite spots for lunch.
The Foundry Grill at Sundance. They serve the all-time best burger there.
Pretty sure I am the only person that has ordered a hot chocolate there this entire summer. That lake took a bit to warm up from. They have the most rich and delicious hot chocolate at this restaurant so I couldn’t resist.
We got back to the girls and the babysitter and decided to go back out with our girls. Brooke hates roller coasters and is the most cautious child I have ever met but put her on a jet ski and you can’t go fast enough. I was shocked over how adventurous she was out there. It was a blast and I don’t think she stopped giggling the entire time.
Skye was all about going slow with Andrew but she had a great time too!
The water was freezing but Brooke still wanted to swim… she is all about the water. After we returned the jet skis we all went home and crashed on the couch. It’s going to be hard to top this anniversary.
Also, my sweet niece (the daughter of my pilot brother) had a ruptured appendix while they were here on Sunday. The surgery went well and they will be here for another 1.5 weeks while she recovers. She is doing so much better now!
I’ve had a pair of the Rapid Reboots (they are compression boots) for a few years now and I’ve never reviewed them (sorry)! I was sent a pair for free with no strings attached and here are my thoughts:
Long story short, if you run/train a lot and they can fit into your budget, I would absolutely tell you to buy a pair. I think there are plenty of less expensive tools out there to help you to recover faster from workouts/races (ie bcaa’s, foam rollers, R8 roll recovery, yoga classes, tiger tails etc) BUT if you are really wanting to take your running to the next level and you can afford them ($895) then I highly recommend them. I use mine 3-4 times a week and sometimes more after races. They are incredibly easy to set up. It’s so nice to be able to aid my recovery when I am just laying on the couch catching up on DJ Tanner’s life with Brooke. I really and truly think that they help my legs to recover faster which is awesome because I literally don’t have to do any work to get those recovery results besides zipping them up. They feel like I am getting a sports massage which I really look forward to. Sometimes I use them right after a workout and sometimes I use them at night.
A little bit about your options with the pair that I have (1st generation). They also offer more attachments if you are needing something for your hips and arms.
If you can make the $895 happen and you are getting in a lot of training and need help with your recovery then go for it and I hope you love them as much as I love mine.
Anyone reading have their appendix out? What was recovery like for you?
Do you like surprises?
-No… I forced Andrew to tell me what we were going to do yesterday for our date:)
What are your favorite tools/tips for recovery? Anyone have recovery boots.. what are your thoughts on them?
What is your run or workout or rest day today? Give me the details!