Due to some scheduling conflicts with physio, hubs and I ended up sharing an appointment yesterday morning. Throw in some candles and soft music and it's almost the same thing as a couple massage... or not! Hubs definitely had the most cringe-worthy moments with all those tight muscles from the big race, but I had a few of my own as well. As usual, things are feeling great afterward and I am inspired by "Dr. Pain" who will be playing a big role in our training for next year. It seems that we see him as much for his support and advice as the physio.
2. Tights Virgin
Going into my 4th winter running outdoors, I thought it was about time I tried a pair of running tights. I have never found them to be comfortable in the past and I likely had some self-consciousness issues as well, if I'm being totally honest. After trying on just about every pair offered at my local running store, I was inspired by Heather to check out Lululemon. *cue angels singing* They have a ton of running gear that I had no idea about... it feels and looks GREAT and the prices are comparable (if not better!) than where I typically shop. I exercised some restraint (for now...) and bought a pair of snazzy Dash Tights.
They debuted on my run last night and it was love! I barely knew they were there, which is always what I want in a good piece of running clothing. The long waist band makes for a comfortable and flattering fit. The long deep pockets on each leg are a nice touch (this will come in handy for stashing gels!) along with a nice little zip pocket on the back.
3. Workout Mania
Project: Shake Things Up is well under way. My diet is darn near perfect, I have been running at lunch 3-4 days per week and getting in all sorts of cross training at the gym. I feel fantastic in body and mind. Just a peak at some workouts so far this month:
Nov 1: 6K lunch run, elliptical warm-up, body sculpt yoga
Nov 2: 8K lunch run, spin class
Nov 3: 11K run
Nov 4: 6K lunch run, spin class
Nov 5: 18K medium-long run in two parts
Nov 6: Bootcamp + 5K run
Nov 7: 5K run
Nov 8: 6K lunch run, 3K treadmill run, stair-master
Nov 9: elliptical, weights + abs, spin class
Nov 10: 11K run, abs
...to be continued...
Tonight is our end-of-season running clinic party, but I'll be soaking up some sunshine at lunch.
Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!
Happy Remembrance (Veterans) Day!