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Yay the March Runner’s World is out! That means it’s almost spring right?

Well even here is Nor Cal it has finally shown a sign of winter with some much needed rain, but then again maybe it’s just spring showers!

Anyways, I am loving this issue because they have 2 very important topics for me, one is an article all about side aches! I am reading these very closely:

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And the other is an article all about how coffee is actually kinda good for you! Hooray! Although it references a few times how you have to have 3 or 4 cups a day for the effects….. even I don’t drink that much.  But it is still a good start for me to justify my continued coffee drinking :).

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I decided today to skip my scheduled run and go to yoga.  I was feeling a little sore and a few muscles were a little tight and yoga was just the thing I needed.  Back to runs tomorrow!

After I made a sauce from scratch that I make now and then, and I totally meant to take a picture of the process but was hungry and forgot.  So I’ll explain and show the finished product, although I just don’t think it will have quite the same effect!

I make “pesto” that sort of tastes like pesto but is really just vegetables and really healthy.  So I use a bunch of tomatoes.  In this case like 8 or 9 of these:

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And a bunch of spinach, almonds, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, and a little parmesan and throw it in a blender.  If you add plenty of basil and garlic it really will taste like pesto! Plus the spinach makes it green and once blended, it really just looks like pesto, here’s my proof!

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I cook it on low for 10-15 to get the flavors from the garlic, etc. out and then add it to pasta!  It’s totally healthy, tastes super scrumptious and hit the spot tonight.

Anyone else have a go to cure for a day that you’re just too sore/tired/tight to do your run?