Posted on June 1, 2013
My running routine
Hello! How are you doing today?
I’m feeling much better. I had a headache yesterday so I took it easy and chilled out in our big comfy bed with a chick flick last night.
Mike worked late, and 7 minutes after he came to bed he got called back into work for an emergency. So this morning is off to a slow start with lot’s of coffee.
Not sure what the plan is today but I’m sure we’ll find some trouble to get into.
Since running isn’t as simple as lacing up a pair of shoes and heading out the door, I thought I’d show you what I typically do before and after a run.
I didn’t snap a picture, but I always have cinnamon raisin toast, coffee & water about 2 hours before.
If it’s hot out or a long run I drink a glass of Gatorade or Nuun.
Then I put my gear on, wash my face and apply sunscreen.
Next up lot’s of stretching.
Out the door. I run a different route every day, yesterday was warm because this blonde waited too long so I choose the shadiest spot at Google. Bonus: there’s a water fountain centrally located there too.
I also feel really safe.
Plus I get to make fun of traffic violators. Ha ha! <-in the Nelson from The Simpsons laugh.
See a dead squirrel and wonder if I should tie a get well soon balloon around it’s tail.
The run went a lot better than I expected and I was happy to come close to my 5 mile goal. I averaged a 9:23 pace per mile. I’ll take it!
Come home all red faced, hot & sweaty feeling like I can ninja kick the world and make an ice cold watermelon Nuun.
Sit in the nice cool shaded community backyard and watch Mr. happy Mc. happy Bam chase squirrels.
Wonder who will come out and try to tell me I need to put Bam on a leash.
Text PT ninja and ask if this is where the IT Band is located because it aches a half mile to a mile into a run then disappears.
Stretch and foam roll.
Think about all of the unattractive positions foam rolling can bring.
Snap a picture of said unattractive pose. Because if you don’t take a picture, it never happened right?
Do 2 strength training exercises.
Finally make first lunch. I love fried eggs after a run. Today I seasoned them with a little sea salt & smoked paprika.
Paired with a big spinach & feta salad.
Eat a blueberry scone, take probiotics & calcium.
Take a shower and get ready for the day.
How do people with real jobs, kids & a life do it? Y’all are rock stars!
What is your running routine?
What do you eat after a run or workout?
What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever seen on a run or ride?