--anti-chafe on feet to eliminate blisters (thanks Holley!)
--general consensus seems to be a big thumbs up for running socks (see hubs! not a waste of money!)
--Road ID/your safety is worth the $20 (Kari, Pam, Mallory, & Sandy)
--Everyone seems to want to try compression socks. I'll take one for the team guys--I'm going to buy some and review soon!
Today was "day after long run day", AKA "bottomless pit and sore so no running day". Great combo right there. Legs were a little sore and I didn't want to push them so I skipped the run and instead had a nice walk (4.75 Miles) to the library and back. As a bonus, I checked out some new books! Also did a quick 20 minute yoga video from Yogadownload.com. This site is really great. They have a ton of free short videos to download, and some full-length classes as well, which cost extra moolah. I've only ever done the free ones, which are perfect for my short attention span.
Lunch was what is becoming a favorite: Rye crisp bread with turkey, baby spinach, and balsamic. Green beans and red grapes on the side. Yum.
I also ate another batch of my PB/Protein balls, this time with flax, but no picture. And then some popcorn. And then some swedish fish. And then some more fruit. By the time dinner rolled around I wasn't starving so I ate a large sweet potato with chopped almonds, dried cranberries, and flax. This really hit the spot for me!
On a side note, I'm über proud of a dinner creation for Mr. Gourmet Runner. He wanted Easy Mac (I know, I know) and he likes to eat 2 packets. This pains me. So with his blessing I made one packet of Easy Mac mixed with one mashed sweet potato and added some spinach and lean turkey. Hooray! he said it was a little different, but still good. That orange cheesy sauce flavored everything anyway :)
Since I'm on a crazy sweet potato kick, tell me how you use them!
Do you practice Yoga? Classes or at home?
I really never used to enjoy yoga because it sort of bored me. Lately I have been enjoying the benefits but the classes are a) a little long for me and b) a lot too pricey for me. Quick, free downloads are perfect!