A few things that I am working on…..

It is a great day when all 3 of these came on the same day!!! Because of our move and having the mail forwarded, I just got all of my March running magazines.

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While I am in the process of planning some of my training for my upcoming half I have some areas that I have not been doing great at…but working at changing :)….

1. Must stretch more!!!! My muscles have felt pretty tight lately. Part of that may be the hills by our new house, but I don’t think that is the only reason. This has been me lately

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or this….

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So…..my response to this is:

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My good old-fashioned foam roller. This is the best foam roller I have used! I have been using it faithfully the last 3 days and that has helped a lot! If you don’t have one of these…get one!

2. I want to get more protein. In the summer I love making smoothies and I always put protein powder in them. With the cold weather I have not been making smoothies so I have not been getting that protein. I don’t think it is necessary to have protein powder….but it depends on your diet. I do eat meat…but not a lot and I think the added protein helps. I am looking into going with a plant-based protein as opposed to the whey one that I am using.  I am still looking into it and will keep you updated on what I go with. I am really wanting to give VegaSport a try!

3. WATER! Again, in the summer it is a lot easier to drink more water…but it is not summer :). I have been filling up my water bottle and taking it with me to help remind me to drink water.

4. The gray area. This is what I like to call it at least. Pretty much it is running a lot of miles at a not hard, not easy pace and doing nothing else. While I am happy that the 7:50-8:05 pace has come back to me pretty easy…I need to be careful not to stay there. Signing up for a race helped. Depending on what your running goals are, this may work for you….. but I think it is better to make your quality runs quality and your easy runs easy.

So those are just a few things that I am working on right now.

Tomorrow is banana bread day at my house!!!! I have a ton of bananas and 4 different recipes that I am excited to try!!!! I will let you know how they go and share any that are worth sharing!

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What are some things that you are working on with your running?

Whey or plant protein? Which do you use if any?

 

Comments

    • Jen says

      I hear ya!!! Strength training is on my list too! Summer seems to be so much easier for me to pay attention to the details….but the details are important! 🙂 we can keep each other accountable!

  1. says

    I use plant protein. I have used whey but read a lot about it & just feel safer with plant. More natural.

    You make me want to make some banana bread. I haven’t made any in so long. eat all my bananas before they go bad.

  2. says

    I need to get some strength training into my routine. I have gotten MUCH better about stretching and have been doing a 15min yoga for runners video a couple times a week when I am really tight. That has helped me SOOOOO much. I can’t believe it! Banana bread sounds yummy!

    • Jen says

      It is hard to fit in the strength and stretching!!! I have to plan for it and then just do it. I usually never want to but my muscles are glad when I do! I usually just add push ups and some curls with a weight and planks. If I get some of those in I feel great about it! I am putting one of the banana bread recipes on tomorrow…it was amazing!

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