Back-of-the-pack high school cross country runner striving to become a serious 5k and half marathon contender. Training log, inspirational quotes and pictures, yummy healthy things, and overall motivation. *high school XC PR (10/26/09) 28:26 *5k road race PR (6/26/11) 24:43 *5k treadmill PR (8/17/11) 19:59 *5k road race goal 21:30 *5k road race ultimate goal 19something June 2011-Marlene Watt Memorial 2 Mile Race 15:39 *first place woman, second place overall! <3 A Most Excellent Race 5k 24:43 July 2011-Headwaters Adventure Race, Presque Isle 1/2 Marathon 2:04:20, 7.5 Mile Hill Race 1:09:19 Aug 2011- Lake Erie 1/2 Marathon 1:53:43, 1st in age group September 2011- 19th Bday Bucket List 19 miler :)
I refused to accept excuses today. I was sooo tired, but dragged myself out of bed, knowing I needed to get some fuel into my body if I wanted to complete my long run. Since I had to wait for my food to digest anyway, I took a two hour nap and then left for the gym. My calves were SO sore and I debated just running 8, or 6, or 4, or 3 miles but as always once I started I wanted to finish the job right. The last 2.5 miles were killer because my ipod sound got all screwed up so I was running alone, on the treadmill, in silence, but I distracted myself by counting down the remaining 20 minutes in my head and before I knew it I was done :) 10 miles @ 8:00 pace followed by .5 mile @ 15:00 @10% incline and .5 mile @ 15:00 @12% incline for a daily total of 11 miles. I ate a pure protein bar during my 15 minute cool down and then ran to the grocery store for my new obsession Arctic Zero. I had such an &#8220;I&#8217;m a runner&#8221; moment, power walking through the frozen food section and then eating my pint at one of the tables outside, dripping sweat, my legs elevated on the chair across from me. Oh and I wore a shitty sports bra so I had legit sweat rings around each boob, like when you put a tshirt on over a wet bikini. SUPER HOT. Literally could not have looked any worse/weirder and couldn&#8217;t have felt any better :) When I got home I completed this ab/arms workout 3x and now it&#8217;s time for some MAJOR stretching and icing because my calves have NEVER been so tight :/ Any suggestions?

I refused to accept excuses today. I was sooo tired, but dragged myself out of bed, knowing I needed to get some fuel into my body if I wanted to complete my long run. Since I had to wait for my food to digest anyway, I took a two hour nap and then left for the gym. My calves were SO sore and I debated just running 8, or 6, or 4, or 3 miles but as always once I started I wanted to finish the job right. The last 2.5 miles were killer because my ipod sound got all screwed up so I was running alone, on the treadmill, in silence, but I distracted myself by counting down the remaining 20 minutes in my head and before I knew it I was done :) 10 miles @ 8:00 pace followed by .5 mile @ 15:00 @10% incline and .5 mile @ 15:00 @12% incline for a daily total of 11 miles. I ate a pure protein bar during my 15 minute cool down and then ran to the grocery store for my new obsession Arctic Zero. I had such an “I’m a runner” moment, power walking through the frozen food section and then eating my pint at one of the tables outside, dripping sweat, my legs elevated on the chair across from me. Oh and I wore a shitty sports bra so I had legit sweat rings around each boob, like when you put a tshirt on over a wet bikini. SUPER HOT. Literally could not have looked any worse/weirder and couldn’t have felt any better :) When I got home I completed this ab/arms workout 3x and now it’s time for some MAJOR stretching and icing because my calves have NEVER been so tight :/ Any suggestions?

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  29. dempseyliveswell answered: drink a lot of water, eat a lot of protein, do a lot of stretching, heat and then massage, and ice bath (seriously best thing ever)
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