I saw this in Runner’s World and thought it was SO funny. I am guilty of actually every single one of these, although I really do make an effort to not run obliviously. Especially funny about having seen it in a running magazine when that is an offense!I think I am the worst about wearing running gear in social situations. I have been on a mission for most of my life to find ways to wear athletic clothes in a way that is socially acceptable. I mean it’s serious. I even have levels of sweatpants, my at home only really comfy (really ugly) ones, all the way up to the expensive lulu’s. When I wear jeans I like to call them my grown up pants. So anyways, I am a major offender, and with no guilt about my offenses!!
My leg is still hurting today so I decided to play it safe and not run at all. I really, really (reeeeaaalllly), don’t want a serious injury so I will absolutely not run until it feels better. Instead I did yoga and some more core work on NTC. Also, doing the core workout yesterday was such a crazy eye opener because I am super sore today. I actually can’t believe how sore I am. So no wonder my leg is hurting!! I am apparently completely lacking in core muscle. I can’t believe I let it get so bad! I have a new plan that involves core 4-5 days a week. I think I have to.
Do you do consistent core work?
Anything in particular that works well for you?
Favorite thing I’ve seen in a while. This Waldo makes me really happy. Also I have an urge to go to yoga tomorrow.
So yesterday I did a 7 mile run at a very average pace and was feeling a little better than last week. I’ve been adding a bit more protein into my diet, sometimes the whole vegetarian thing can be lacking in that category. While I’m feeling great about eating a ton of fresh and whole foods, I don’t normally count or keep track of exactly what I’m eating, like number of calories, protein etc., and I think maybe I was lacking a bit. One thing I added back in for the first time in a long time are eggs. I’ve had this yummy looking egg, cheese, avocado, sprouted wheat bagel the last 2 days as well as my almost daily smoothie for breakfast.
Yes, that is a large sized mason jar of coffee behind it. No it wasn’t full originally, that’s the starting level and I added a bunch of milk. I’m not totally coffee crazed 🙂 Anyways, I think and hope that is what the problem was last week, so I’m trying to keep better track of the exact content I’m eating this week and see how I feel.
Here’s another lovely view of my smoothie obsession. This was today’s batch:
In this batch is:
Strawberry, mango, pineapple, banana, spinach, almonds, chia seed, and water. It’s just so completely wonderful.
Today I started a run and am having a bit of pain in the tendon behind my knee connected to my hamstring so I changed things up a bit. I did a few half mile loops around my house, then called it good for running. I went inside and did a workout from NTC (Nike Training Club) and it was perfect as well as something I’ve been meaning to add more to my daily routine. NTC is a free app from Nike that has all different kind of workouts, at different levels, and tells/shows you how to do them. It is really great. I am not a member at a gym so I often miss the core building/weight lifting element that I should be incorporating and this is a great way for me to do it. Core muscle is so super important to help prevent injury and be a better runner. This pain I’m having was a huge reminder of that.
Have you ever used NTC?
Are there other great apps out there that do a good job?