Runner’s High and Avoiding Injury

Happy Thursday! This post brought to you by AB who woke up at 4 this morning. It was very thoughtful of her to wake me up with enough time to blog before 6 am yoga…

Workout Recap for the Week

Monday
Spin
Bikram yoga

Tuesday
Bikram yoga (6 am)

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Body pump

Wednesday
6.3 miles (right around an 8 minute pace)

I ran with Serge (pictured below) and it was one if those runs that felt amazing because A. an 8 minute pace felt comfortable instead of like torture B. I finally feel back in shape and nothing serious is going on with injuries.

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I do however have some blister issues and my feet are pretty sore…but this is not serious and will hopefully be better soon. I am really itching to sign up for another race this summer…any suggestions?

Still waiting for that runner’s high? Check out this article from Active.com
When Does Running Get Easier for Beginners?

My Tips for Avoiding Injury (with my injury track record, I’m not sure I should be giving tips, LOL)

1. Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, take the day off from running. It is better to sit out for a few days than miss a few months because you made something worse.

2. Cross train. I have been way better at this lately. Hop on the elliptical, rower, or stair master or take a spin class. This will help build up your cardio but also give your body a rest from running.

3. Stretch and Foam Roll. I have not been good about this in the past, but I bought a new foam roller and it feels amazing after a run.

4. Increase mileage safely. Don’t just jump right from a 5k to a 10 miler. Try to add in mileage over a few weeks and build up to a new distance.

5. Rest days! We all know when our body needs a break. Stay in bed on Saturday morning, have some coffee, and put your feet up. You deserve it and your body needs it!

Annabelle update!

She may like bananas…maybe.

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She’s still the best thing in the whole wide world.

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What are your tips for staying injury free?
Tell me something fun about your day today!

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