Happy Friday! I just want to thank you for all of your sweet comments on my last few posts. It's fun to read every single one of them, not to mention hear from some lurkers who hadn't commented before. ;)
This week I focused on healthy, quick meals to limit my time spent in the kitchen. I've been craving fish for a while so Tuesday after a short trip to the gym, I picked up wild salmon at the grocery store. We don't have it often since it's spendy and not always easy to find good wild salmon.
In the mix: brown rice/quinoa, asparagus and broccoli, wild sockeye salmon cooked with Trader Joe's soyaki sauce.
As for fashion, last week I put together this outfit randomly and I think it worked. The dress is super comfy so it's just a matter of finding a good jacket or sweater to wear with it for work.
Dress: Ann Taylor, Jacket: LOFT, Belt: JCrew, Shoes: Old Navy (recent purchase)
I'm not usually good with heels, but I've been needing more shoes to go with summer dresses (hello, wedding season) so I thought these would work well and they're fairly comfy.
Recovery week workouts:
I thought I'd talk about how I've been recovering since the marathon. My goal was not to run for a week. So far, so good, although I am planning to do a group trail run tomorrow morning.
Sunday - The manfriend and I walked around a lot after the marathon telling people the news, going to a post marathon BBQ and walking the dog. This definitely helped ease leg soreness the next day.
Monday - My quads were pretty trashed Monday morning and my hips and knees were a little sore. I hopped on the bike trainer for 40 min for an easy spin before getting an hour massage.
Post massage, I hung out in Pearl Day Spa's "relaxation room" for a bit.
Tuesday - Post work gym session - 25 min elliptical, 15 min abs/push ups/stretch. Legs were still feeling sore and I was feeling completely exhausted at work.
Wednesday - 25 min morning weight session and Mt. Pisgah hike with Lindsey post work. The hike reminded me how peaceful hiking can be even if you are marching up a steep hill in the misty rain. Still feeling exhausted and surprised at how long it takes the body to bounce back.
Thursday - A fairly sweaty 40 minutes on the trainer before work and 30 minutes of aqua jogging and lap swimming after.
Overall, I've been surprised at how tired my body has felt both physically and mentally. I think I'm noticing it more because I'm actually listening to my body this time around.
The entire week, I've felt like my body has been on the verge of a cold so I've been chugging kombucha, downing Vitamin C & Echinacea Halls and taking Emergen-C.
While I'm mentally ready to run, I'm going to let my body tell me how far to go on Saturday. Although it's taken a long time to get to this place, I feel like I'm finally understanding what my body wants and needs as far as pushing my limits, achieving and then recovering well.
Any fun plans for your weekend ahead? Good luck to everyone running a marathon this weekend (Vancouver Marathon and Cincinnati Flying Pigs that I know of)!