Ok, annoying unpleasant stuff out of the way first ((Sorry about this!!))
Not gonna lie, I am frustrated with myself. Even after such fun and accomplishment this weekend… taking a day off yesterday was very hard. I felt as if I ate so so much and was just constantly shoving food into my mouth. Adding no exercise on top of that… well… lets just say mentally I was struggling a bit.
I knew that taking a day of recovery after Sunday was smart, the right thing to do, help me recover faster, and make the rest of my runs this week even better. I also knew that if I was eating a ton and wanting anything and everything in my mouth… well, then my body must be hungry and craving food and energy. Right.. right? Sometimes I get frustrated because I am still not very good at listening to “body signals”.
In recap, I just felt like a lazy, hungry COW. (Ugh I felt HUGE.) I hate that I was having those thoughts and feeling that way… But I am trying not to see it as a set back or even dwell too much on it. That is what the “bad voice” wants me to do. That is not, however, what Andrea wants to do. And Andrea is in charge here!!!
On to more important things… like Running, Socks, and Watches!!
I am running a few miles early this morning with some of the awesome ladies I have been mentioning! We are meeting at 5:45 at an awesome running and yoga store called Arete (and there is actually a really cool asterix thing over the last ‘e’ making the name even cooler)! I love how early these girls are willing to meet! I tentatively throw out 6am, thinking that would be pushing it in terms of the “morning hour”, and they text back hesitantly asking if I wouldn’t mind if we did 5:45am instead. Seriously, God meant for me to be running with this group! I NEVER mind an earlier meet time!
I only have had run/recovered in the knee length PROCompression socks… but I have really been looking into the sleeves lately. What are your thoughts/experience?
I love the idea of sleeves so I can wear my own socks in my shoes… and sometimes I feel like the knee high socks are just too tall for me! Which is silly, because I myself am tall and all parts of my leg are very long and I got a small… but for some reason I like the idea of a shorter calf sleeve.
My main concern with the calf sleeve, however, is whether or not you still reap the same benefit. If the whole idea is to help blood circulation, if you just have the compression around the calf, will the blood not just pool in your feet?
ALSO….My GPS died on me a few weeks ago. Cue the devastating gasps.
Since then, I have been running with STRAVA on my phone. This actually works out really well because now that I am back to running super duper early in the dark, I must have my phone for safety reasons. So the STRAVA app gets the job done.
That said… Andrea misses her GPS.
Here is my question for you guys–
Should I get another Nike GPS, or Should I convert to the Garmin world (kinda like I converted from the android to iphone world)?
What is the best Garmin watch out there right now?
What do you run with?
Is there a better running app for your phone than STRAVA?