Back to it – slow and steady

After the Mondayest Tuesday that ever Tuesdayed (which included my tasty Run Fast, Eat Slow salad being kidnapped (lunchnapped?) from the break room fridge), a post work run was just what the doctor ordered.

Side note: making days of the week adjectives and verbs is a thing, right? If not, it totally is now.

I was really wishing I had been able get out for a run yesterday, but was still recovering from a yucky sickness, so I skipped it. I am so glad that I did.

For today’s run, I decided on an easy 3 miles to slowly make my way back into training for my next marathon. Not only did my body feel (almost) back to its old self, the soul-fueling feeling that I get from a good run did my mental health wonders after my crazy day.

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I also was able to run up the GIGANTIC hill on the way back to my house (that I have been known to walk up after particularly hard runs), which was a major win. I know I might be alone in this, but I actually really enjoy running up hills. The feeling of accomplishment once I get to the top trumps any discomfort that I may have felt on the ascent.

Fortunately for me, I live in a neighborhood full of hills, so I never run out of new ones to climb (or at least haven’t yet). Because I like running up hills so much, I have learned to have a very close relationship with my foam roller, in order to work out all of the gunk that I feel like builds up in my muscles post hill run. The short term discomfort is totally worth the long term benefits of limiting my muscle soreness.

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My post run dinner was the Gimme Veggies Fried Rice from, you guessed it, Run Fast, Eat Slow. I added some chopped up chicken for extra protein, and enjoyed every second of refueling my body with tasty fried rice goodness. I have enough left over for a couple days’ lunches, which I’m really looking forward to – if the food thief strikes again, I may just have to resort to mounting a go-pro to my lunch from now on (per my boyfriend’s suggestion).

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