I just really like this quote! It resonates with me and reminds me of how I should view “exercise” and “food” and ME.
Switching It Up!
Yesterday’s 5:45am run was a blast! 7 of us out there on the pitch black streets with the stars overhead… talking loudly and running slowly! Fantastic!
I decided on that run however, that I am going to take Thursday (Today) and Friday off from running to really let my legs recover from the last few weeks of high mileage. I don’t want to do this… in fact it made me so sad to even think about, but I know it is best for my legs.
***(I have mentioned before that I seem to go through running/lifting cycles… I think this has helped keep me fresh, injury free, and yearning for the run!)
But I am looking at the positives! And those are… weight lifting and cross training!
It is good to cross train anyways, right? And how does that saying go? “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” …? Well, not that I needed rest days to make me miss running (I actually miss it during the day when I do it so early. Its like I want another run to satisfy the craving…) But anyways, I will spend these two days doing upper body heavy weights and lower body bodyweights, specifically focusing on the hips, hammies, and glutes… and stretching stretching stretching, rolling rolling rolling, ab-ing ab-ing ab-ing… ya you get the picture. Also some stationary bike and/or rowing would be great 🙂
See! Bright side of no running!
Saturday I plan on heading out to the trails however! I am so excited just typing it! Sunday I would like to head back to My Hill. Yes, it is now capitalized because I have named it, thus signifying ownership. It is totally My Hill. I rock that mother! Hill repeats on it sound glorious!!
Ice Bath Time!
Last night I did an Ice Bath and it felt like Heaven!!!
I bought a 20lb bag of ice and dumped it in my bath tub and crawled right in!
The best way to pass the time in the ice bath? — The Mindy Project. LOVE.
I could hear my legs thank me. Seriously. They said, “Andrea, you are the greatest.” I know guys… I know…
Yay for Thursday’s! Have a good one my friends!
Are you an Ice Bath taker?
What kind of vacationer are you? Beach, relaxer… City, explorer… Outdoor, adventurer….?
–Outdoor, adventurer for sure. I get restless quickly! But I also love the other two… so maybe a combo vacay??