Today (Saturday) is the last day of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, which was put on by Amanda at Run to the Finish. I really enjoyed this challenge, and I plan on reviewing it for y'all tomorrow.
As for today, here's your usual stuff!
It was a scheduled long run for me on my half marathon training schedule, and since I'd skipped my long run last week, I decided to complete that distance. I can still stay on track with the plan, since they usually throw in a 3-mile "long run" every week. I've been increasing by a mile or so each week so that I'll be able to run more than 13.1 miles come half marathon day!
I tried some mid-run fuel today. I meant to swing by a sporting goods store and pick up some gels, but I didn't do that. I used what I had around the house, and that was these Nature Valley Protein Granola Bars.
Diet Tip of the Day
I've already talked on here about my love of smoothies, but they really are a great recovery drink after a long run (especially down here in Florida where they cool you off!). Unfortunately, my blender broke and I haven't replaced it yet. I sought some smoothie after my run this morning.
While running some errands, I stopped by Smoothie King and got their Pineapple Surf smoothie.
My other recovery tool is my ProCompression socks! You can see them in the photo, and they really help my shins recover after my long runs. Nothing like laying on the couch in my compression socks, drinking a smoothie, and reading a book to heal after my run!
I hate to cut this post short, but Joe and I are off to Medieval Times for dinner and a show tonight! I'm looking forward to watching some jousting and eating with my hands. Have a great weekend!
Question of the Day: What's your favorite way to recover from a run/workout?