Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hot Monday!

Wow it is hot! I woke up this morning and my hamstrings were really tight! Since I ran the last 2 days in a row and they were pretty awful, I thought yoga would be a better option for today.  I’m trying not to get discouraged, but running after a marathon is tough! I know it will take me a week or so to feel comfortable again. This blog definitely keeps me motivated and prevents me from taking too much time off!

I chose a 20 minute yoga core video from Yoga Download and it had me sweating! It always amazes me how yoga can really get your heart rate up in a short amount of time.  This video was actually a slide show with the instructor speaking.  I think I prefer the slides, so that I don’t stare at the video too much.  The only thing I noticed is sometimes the slides didn’t change quick enough, and I wasn’t sure of a few poses.  I think I will purchase the 30 or 45 minute version of this because I liked it so much.  I did feel like she was yelling at me a few times, but I liked that the whole thing was at a quick pace!  I think if I did this one again, I would understand the poses better.

My yoga mat from Target! I think it is so cute!

I could actually do the wheel today!! YAY!

Now I am ready to swim and tan! I better go crazy with the sunscreen because I am pale! Don’t let the slight tan I have in this picture fool you. It is all from a bottle baby!

Marathon Recovery Is Tough!

Sunday morning run: 6 miles – 58:47

Not going to lie, I stopped my watch two times during this run at a water fountain and tried not to die.  When I started my run it was about 72 degrees, when I came back it was over 80 and I was hot!  I reached my goal of 6 miles today, but it was difficult.  I never expected running after a marathon to be so tough.  I felt like stopping the whole time and my legs are definitely weaker on hills right now.  I also didn’t use any music because my headphones are messed up from the marathon and I hated hearing how heavy I was breathing the whole time.

I have a 6 mile loop from my house that I used during my marathon training.  When I did my 18 and 20 milers, I used this loop 3+ times and it could get boring.  Today, I took my camera and took pictures during my 6 mile loop…

At the start of my run when it was only 70 something degrees and I was happy.

Crossing a bridge about .5 miles from my house. I hate this bridge because it is so narrow and I’m scared a car will hit me.

There is a Sheetz and McDonald’s 1 mile from my house.  I always feel like stopping for gatorade.

At mile 1.5 there is one of our district’s elementary schools.

At mile 2.5 there is a water fountain at a park.  I stopped here both times I passed it today.

Mile 3… Why yes, I do feel like stopping and turning around. Thank you.

Passing McDonald’s at mile 5 and feeling good running past the people in their cars at the drive-thru

There is a main road between McDonald’s and Sheetz and sometimes I have to stop and wait for the traffic light to cross. I secretly love when I hit the red light and have to wait.

I made a smoothie when I got back home.  The color was nasty but the taste was good :)

My smoothie was made of:

* 1 cup almond milk

* blueberries

*strawberries

*fresh spinach

*1 scoop chocolate Recoverite

*1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

Then I went to my aunt and uncles today for a Memorial Day dinner with my parents and Colby.

Tonight I was craving chocolate, so Colby and I went to Rita’s and I got chocolate peanut butter ice :)

Yummmmmmm

Time for bed! Maybe another attempt at running in the heat in the morning?

XOXO,

Pink Runner

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