Okey dokey! I’m a 10th of the way through my 100 TREAT FREE days! I think I need to stricten up this week! I’m not having desserts or candy, but I still have white bread now and again. I do allow myself an occasional sugar free weight watcher chocolate raspberry bar or a RED MANGO frozen yogurt with berries. I PROMISE this is SUPER healthy in my book!!! Next week, I’ll set the goal of no white bread.
Well, today we ran 18 miles. The longest I have run in over a year and it was FANTASTIC!! I was super careful the day before to eat right and hydrate. I carried a water bottle with me and divided up 2 STINGER WAFFLES and ate a half of one every 4 miles. It’s WAY important to test out what you eat and drink BEFORE marathon day!! The water and waffles helped because I never got tired. Right now, I feel a little muscle and joint soreness, but no INJURY SORENESS! I only have one more BIG 20 miler in two weeks and then it goes down till the race. YIPPEE!
I have a GREAT recovery idea to share!! I’ve read in running magazines about taking ICE baths after long runs. YIKES! I’ve tried them and they about killed me. I decided that COLD water is good enough for me. So, today I went over to a creek near my house and soaked my feet and knees in the water!
I was going to SIT in the water, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to do that! The cold water on my knees was good enough! I even made it through cleaning 3 bathrooms today without too much stiffness. What I really want to do is take a moment to read a book and doze a bit! I’m glad I have such good friends to run with. It would be so boring without them! And I’m glad I’m healthy and able to run! What a blessing!
HAVE A HAPPY SUNNY DAY!!!