Can't say my sweet hiking outfit and rockin' recovery socks didn't help!
Tuesday night, after prepping layered enchiladas, I set out for my first recovery run. I set my intention to run easy for about an hour, all the while listening to a This American Life podcast. The weather was perfect and I didn't push my pace. I let the legs do the talking, rather than my brain.
Six miles later, I was back home feeling good with a 9:12 average and legs that could have gone further. So, I guess this recovery thing isn't so bad after all...
Meanwhile, the manfriend was back at the cyclocross thing. Can't believe it's already that time of year! Bring on the pumpkins, sweatshirts and cruleaves.
Wednesday, it was a fun mixed bag with 20 min strength in the morning (Best Body Bootcamp workout), 1.8 miles of hilly easy running after work and then water tower yoga outside!
yoga (and my weird left rib cage)
This week, I'm also returning to the Best Body Bootcamp routine because I felt like I wasn't able to give it my all when we went back to the midwest and then I got sick. So this week I'm starting back at week 5 (I think we're supposed to be on 7).
Honestly, I want to keep strength training a part of my fitness routine at all times so this is just a fun way to keep mixing things up and the body guessing.
The only thing on my mind now is... what's next?! Trust me, I want to sign up for races left and right, but I'm trying to keep the spending down. For my own sanity, I'll likely sign up for one more race (maybe a half) this fall and call it good for a few months.