This week has been jam packed and I’m excited for the weekend.
Here’s a sneak peak at my training this past week:
Monday: Swim 3100 yards with Masters
Tuesday: Bike 1.5 hours with intervals, run 3 miles
Wednesday: Crossfit (my arms are still sore), bike 1 hour
Thursday: Run 8.25 miles including (7) hill repeats, bike 1 hour
Friday: Swim 3000 yards with Masters
When I write it all out like that, no wonder I’m tired! On tap for this weekend is more biking and running (while spending time outside).
So, I had an MRI on my foot yesterday. As far as I know, I have either plantar fasciitis, a giant heel spur, or fat pad syndrome. My Chiropractor, who does my ART and Graston work, recommended an MRI so we can rule out a stress fracture. I should find out the results today or Monday. The pain in my foot does not show up when I’m running, it’s really weird. Being the ‘typical’ runner that I am, this make me justify in my head that I can run (because running does not hurt!) But I should know, from past experience, that this doesn’t mean there isn’t something wrong.I am just very frustrated at this point.
Onto happier things.. it’s FRIDAY! Here are some of my (random) favorite things :
CWX Running tights
Living in the Boston area and training for the Boston Marathon, these are a must have. Most of my runs are done outside the the freezing cold, so the CWX insulator tights are my favorites. They seriously make me feel like I can go faster. The compression makes everything feel better and keeps the blood flowing in my legs!
I started using Skratch Labs last summer, when I was looking for a sports electrolyte drink for biking, that didn’t have fake sugar! I am a huge proponent of eating and drinking real food… I much rather have real sugar in my sports drink versus fake sugar. Skratch Labs does it right. Their drink powder is great for training, racing and recovery. My favorite flavor is the Orange.
I eat sweet potatoes every day, sometimes at two meals a day. I once read, that if you could eat one food your entire life, it should be the sweet potato. You can read about the many health benefits of sweet potatoes here. I eat sweet potatoes for breakfast every morning (which is perfect for a post workout breakfast, by the way). I make them into a sweet potato hash, mixed with onion and garlic powder, yummy! Add a few eggs and you have the perfect breakfast.
Lululemon Cool Racerback Tanks
These tanks are seriously my favorite thing in my wardrobe. I used to work at lululemon, and that was the beginning of my addiction with their products. Although I feel the clothing has changed a bit over the years (I really don’t think the quality is there like it used to be), I am still a huge fan of the Cool Racerback tank. I wear one of these tanks almost every day, whether it’s running, hiking, hanging out around the house, or doing errands.
Whoever invented this stuff is pure genius. I could not live without my dry shampoo. I am not partial to a particular brand, but lately I have been loving ‘Not Your Mothers’ dry shampoo. For days that I need to hop on the treadmill during my lunch at work, this stuff saves me some serious time. This should be in every athlete’s gym bag.
I hope you have a great weekend!