I’m going to take some time off from running and focus on sleeping, yoga, and some strength training so let’s rewind and talk more about the weekend! PS I always love to take a week or so off after a training cycle, so I’d be taking this time off regardless of my plantar. Hopefully, I can really get it all feeling better, and I am going for some dry needling! I need some runs through the gorgeous leaves this time of year, so I’m crossing all of my fingers and toes it all works out after my break (I almost wish this was a minor stress fracture so that I could take time off for it to heal, but I’m worried this is just going to keep coming and going for a while #dramatic).
After the race on Saturday, we were invited over to our friend’s lake house, and it was just what we all needed.
All of our kid’s played outside for hours and hours on end together.
It felt like we had the entire lake to our group!
Our friend is also a chef and owns a few restaurants, which means we always eat the best of the best foods when we are together.
The Roll Recovery R8 is my current favorite recovery tool. This thing digs SO deep into your muscles, there is nothing else like it. It is also super easy to travel with, I used it after my race a ton.
We all did not want our time there to end.
Found these two just outside rocking on the porch, talking about all of the things. How is my baby already in this stage of life?!
Let’s get chatting about some tangents!
*The St. George Marathon had a bunch of kiddie pools filled with ice water to put your feet into… brilliant.
*LOVED the posters that my kids made for the race.
*I saw the elite bottles when I was with my friend dropping off hers, and people get creative with these! Kodi taped a gel to each of her bottles which I thought was so smart.
*Just in case you need a new recipe, Knox came up with a pretty great one. A Cheez-it and sour gummy worm sandwich.
*Andrew got in an awesome bike ride while we were in St. George. Exercise and sunshine just recharge both of us.
*Beck loves Facetiming with Andrew’s parents.
*Let’s talk about the Hyperion Elite II’s. Wow. These are something else. My plantar did not flare up because of the shoes (my right foot was in heaven the entire time… my left flared up because it just struggles these days). I will be wearing these to race in from here on out. I really felt like I was flying and running much faster than I usually do at my current fitness level. I cannot believe how light (7.6oz) these shoes are, and they are made to last 200-400 miles (= you can get a lot of races in them). They made each step/stride feel very efficient and smooth. The carbon plate really does propel you forward (I FELT IT). From Brooks—> “A relatively broad midsole and our unique carbon fiber propulsion plate work together to keep the runner in their preferred motion path, saving energy to help you run faster for longer.” The sizing is unisex, so take your size and go down 1.5 sizes if you are a woman. Usually, I am a 10, and they fit perfectly as an 8.5.
I cannot wait to try these in a marathon, and the combo of my favorite socks with these shoes = pure perfection.
Please give me a tangent for the day!
Do you take typically take time off after a big race?
Last water that you visited—> ocean, lake, pool, river?
A big debate in our family—> Goldfish crackers or cheez-its… which is better? Feel free to respond with a better cracker if you don’t like either.