Tuesday, October 16, 2018

TOTR: Taking the Plunge

So I'm doing a thing here, and I'm signing up with a running coach.

I will admit to frustrations with my IT band after my last race.  After it didn't bother me during RnR Vegas in November, it flared up during training for Bay to Breakers, and flared up during the Rez 10k.  The terrain for that race wasn't ITB friendly either.  I'm looking for new ideas all around.

Since I'm still in recovery mode, I don't expect to start anything for a couple of weeks.  I have dry needling today to help get my IT band to relax, and I'm enjoying taking some time off.  It was quite nice to not have to cram in a run this past weekend when I was trying to get a lot done before the snow storm hit.  It was 22 as a high Sunday, with snow when I woke up.  I don't know if that is a preview of what this winter will bring.

Speaking of which, it'll be good to be held accountable for training this winter.  My default mode with bad weather is to use the treadmill, and I don't want to do that too often.  I know the treadmill will come in handy, and there will be days where it's my only option.  Everyone is hoping for more than a solid winter this year, me included.

Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monday Musings 10/15

Happy Monday!  Fall moved into winter this week, and I woke up to snow yesterday, and temps at 25.  I ran a couple quick errands early in the morning, and then stayed at home the rest of the day.

This week was all about recovery after my 10k.  I did schedule a dry needling appointment, which is this coming Tuesday.  I'm actually already getting the itch to run again, and I'll hold off until after the appointment.  We are supposed to move back to fall weather again, and I hope I feel like I want to run with the nice weather.  I can look at the Halloween decorations throughout the neighborhood.

I have two races coming up, the 5k before Thanksgiving, and the Princess 10k.  I ordered these arm sleeves from Gone for a Run for February.  I know the weather can be rather all over that weekend, and if I can wear them, it'll be a nice touch.  My mom and I started talking about the trip, and what we want to do each day, and what fastpasses we may want.  So far we've come up with Soarin' and 7 Dwarves' Mine Ride.

I got my pumpkin Saturday, and I did go with the grocery store.  They must have a partnership with a farm since all the pumpkins were marked from the same place.  I looked it up and it's in Pueblo, which is south of Colorado Springs.

As I said above, Sunday was a day spent inside.  I made spaghetti sauce for the winter, and comfort food for dinner.  The dish also provides a lot of leftovers, so cooking this week should be easy.

It felt good to take time off from a workout schedule, and I'm surprised I want to run so soon again.  I think I felt this way after Bay to Breakers too, but it's good to take some time to recover.

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Five: Post Race

Anyone else find the first weekend after a goal race to be strange?  I really don't know what I'm going to do this weekend.  I don't have to be up early for training, which probably means I'll be up before the sun.  That always seems to be the case.

I need to get a pumpkin, and I'm not sure where to go.  Last year my family and a friend and her daughter went to a big pumpkin patch in Erie.  We haven't been able to swing that this year.  I've been looking online to see if there are any small patches nearby, or for churches.  I don't even know where the churches are around here.  I may end up just going to Sprouts and keep it in my garage until I'm ready to carve it.  Getting the pumpkin will help decide whether the pattern needs to be tall or wide.

It's been really gloomy here the whole week.  The last time I saw the sun was Saturday afternoon.  That's really made it tough to work through.  I don't think I really ever woke up these past few days.  It's either been misting or snowing, and thankfully the snow hasn't stuck yet.  I know I now work for a ski company, and I'm not ready to face winter just yet.  This Saturday is supposed to be sunny, and I want to put up some more Halloween decorations outside.  I have material that looks like spider webbing, and I bought zip ties to keep it anchored to my front porch.  Sunday is out since it's supposed to be in the mid-20s with snow.

Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Boulder Rez 10k

When I signed up for this race, I’d just completed a huge Bay to Breakers race, and even before that, I’d been thinking about doing a small local race to see if I could get a race time closer to my training times without the crowds.  I’ve generally done big races and wanted something different.

Packet pickup was the day before in Boulder, so I tacked it on to some errands to stop by Target and Firehouse Subs for lunch.  There was a football game in Boulder that day at 2, and I didn’t want to show up in town in time to battle the traffic, and I didn’t stick around town.  After completing a bulk grocery run and grabbing lunch, I was inside and on the couch for the rest of the day.  I’d gotten the athlete guide on Thursday, and I figured setting my alarm for 5 would give me plenty of time to eat and drive to the reservoir.  I studied the terrain, and saw a couple hills that I ended up walking.

I rarely sleep well before races, and I was awake at 3:30.  No problem sleeping through my alarm.  I did have plenty of time to eat, wrap up my leg with Rock Tape, and hit the road.  Not a lot of people are up at 6am on a Sunday.  Driving to the reservoir was easy, as was parking.  I parked near the portapotties and stayed in my warm car.  I did get out a couple times to hop in line, and then right back in my car.

The marathon went off at 7:15, the ¾ marathon at 7:20, the half around 7:27, and then the 10k really did go off at 7:30.  I guess that’s a benefit to small crowds.  Everyone went off on time, and I did see a couple people scrambling through the portapotty line to get to their start on time.

I was a bad runner and never got over to the reservoir for any training.  We were on dirt roads to start, a single track (with prairie dog doors), and all sorts of dirt and gravel for most of the run.  The course was well marked, especially where the full and half marathoners deviated from the 10k course.  There were also 4 water stops along the course, and paramedics biking around to make sure runners were OK.  I kept waiting for the pavement the course description promised, and it didn’t come until the last half mile of the course.  All of this got me wondering when my IT band would flare up.

Mile 5.  On the nose.

It wasn’t bad at first, but I was still on gravel.  Around 5.5 miles the intensity of the pinging increased, and I was mentally fed up with the gravel and didn’t want to run anymore.  I had to keep running with my head down to make sure I didn’t roll an ankle.  My competitive side kicked in because I was looking for a PR with the small field, so I kept pushing myself to run.  When we finally hit pavement, I was starting to get a hotspot on my left arch, and the course kept snaking us around the spillover parking lot for the reservoir.  Did I say I was ready to be done?

The finish line was small, and when I crossed the line, I was handed my medal, a water bottle, and a volunteer was there to take off the timing chip.  These were ankle wraps, which I’d never run with before.  It actually wasn’t bad.  I was concerned about chafing, and forgot about it once I started the race.  Since I knew I wasn’t going to age place, I grabbed my banana and headed to my car.

I PR’d, and my Garmin tracked me in at 6.14 miles.  I know I wasn’t running the tangents, and probably added some distance hopping around trying to find flat, smooth ground to run on.  Overall, it was a good effort, and I’m happy with my time, especially given the running surfaces.  I’ll stick with pavement for now.

Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Monday Musings 10/8

Whew!  It's been a whirlwind since I started last Monday.  First I was super busy learning and training at my new job, then I had a busy weekend for my race.  Starting a new routine is not easy y'all!  I even changed my caffeine routine, and I'm feeling the effects with two ocular migraines.  I'm going to start drinking my tea much earlier than I did last week.

I was online long enough to see Wednesday was Oct 3rd.  Am I the only one who doesn't care for Mean Girls?  I've seen it, and thought "Meh."  I wasn't even wearing pink on accident.  I ended up wearing pink on Friday.

Between starting my new job, I continued Halloween viewing, with the Great Pumpkin on Monday to kick off October, and then Thursday was the Nightmare Before Christmas.  In between that was a couple Halloween episodes from Frasier and Friends.

Saturday was busy since I had to drive in to Boulder to pick up my race packet, and I made sure to get there early.  There was a football game at 2, and I didn't want to stick around for that traffic.  I also bought a new laptop.  I was paid my accrued vacation time from CU, and my last Mac is 5.5 years old.  It hasn't been compatible for updates for months, and it was running slow.  Time for a new one.  I did a big transfer of my files, and I still need to get the Microsoft package.  I also filled out the information on my old Mac for Apple's recycling program.

Sunday was my race, and stick around for the recap on Tuesday.  Afterwards I stopped by Starbucks to get some hot chocolate since I was a little chilled, and got home in time for a big Premier League match.  I finished up grocery shopping and was a slug for the afternoon.  I rarely sleep well before races, and I was awake at 3:30am for a 5am alarm.  Coupled with that and the gray weather, it was the perfect afternoon to do nothing.  I did make banana nut muffins from Betty Crocker, so I wasn't a complete slug.

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Five: Race Week

Whew!  What a busy week.  I didn't blog as much and comment as much since I'm settling into a new job and a new routine.  Right now I'm working 8:30 to 5, and I used to start work at 7:15 for years!  It's quite a change, and I was exhausted most days when I got home from work.  Thank goodness this was taper.  I only managed 1 mile on Tuesday, and 1.5 miles on Wednesday when I felt less tired.

Speaking of which, I've been watching the weather forecast, and it's been all over.  I'll own the Goldilocks label of runners.  I want my weather to be just right.  I started pulling up the forecast on Tuesday and saw a chance of rain and mid-40s.  Wednesday had the forecast at a steady light rain and mid-40s, then changed it to t-storms starting in the morning.  Thursday it was showing cloudy with t-storms in the afternoon.  I'll decide what to wear and how to proceed Saturday.  I don't mind t-storms in the afternoon Sunday, as long as I can get my race done in dry conditions!

A super good luck to all Chicago runners, and a special shout out to Kathryn!

Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday Musings 10/1

Welcome to October, and it's the first day of my new job! 

The past week was all about taking it easy while I taper for my race, and finish up training people at my previous job to take over my tasks.  Good thing it was taper since some of those days I was tired when I got home.

This weekend was busy too.  Since I'm now no longer working in Boulder, I need to switch banks since there's no Bank of America in my area.  So I adulted pretty hard and opened up a new checking and savings with a new bank that has locations near my home and where I'll be working.  Now I just need to work on transferring my money.  I also decided to do it now since I'll be filling out new payroll paperwork, and I can have them direct deposit into my new account.  After that I stocked up on potting soil, and I got my hair cut.

Saturday afternoon was spent potting my tulip bulbs, finishing up rotating out my summer flowers, and get some decorations out for Halloween.  This is the first time I've done anything with tulip bulbs and I hope I did it right.  I bought 4 different colors and my patio should be pretty come March/April.  In the meantime, I'll move the pots into my garage for the winter.

I spent the rest of the afternoon doing a little bit of lower body strength training, and some scrapbooking.  I wanted to re-do a couple pages, and I really like the Juneau page a lot more now.

I finished up Saturday by making an apple pie :)

Sunday I met up with some Oiselle ladies and did a run in Boulder, then brunch after.  It's been chilly this weekend, and I had to turn on my heat Friday evening.  This meant Sunday's weather was perfect for running.  I did have to layer, and it did start misting a little bit during my run.  But it was also one of those runs where I could've kept running.  I'm hoping I can feel that way for my race next Sunday.  We then went to the south side Walnut Cafe in Boulder, and since it was chilly, and I'd been sweating, I needed something warm to drink.  I had my first hot chocolate of the season, and it was delicious!

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday Five: Last Day

Today is my last day at CU.  I'm super excited to start my new job on Monday!  I may not have officially announced where I'm going, and since I passed the background check and filled out the HR paperwork, I'll be a senior accountant at Vail Resorts headquarters.  It's half the distance from my work, AND I'm keeping my chiropractor and other doctors in Boulder.  The others are my dermatologist and eye doctor.  Since I see them once a year, I've decided to keep them too.  I'll figure out a schedule to see my chiropractor, and right now I think a lunch break appointment will be good.

This past week was super busy since I needed to wrap up some supervisor stuff, and train people to take over my tasks.  I want these to be transitioned without many hiccups.  I am a little nervous about starting a new job, and it's fun to look forward to as well.  I hope my new coworkers like Halloween, because once I know my working space, I'm bringing in decorations, including the bats I posted on Monday.

Other exciting stuff this week:

runDisney released the medal designs for Marathon Weekend, which means the next round is Princess.  The downside is they didn't release the medals until close to Christmas last year.  I have to wait that long??  The fun part of this release is Oswald is on the 5k medal.  My inner Disney nerd was freaking out.

The other news is I bought new running shoes.  During my Tuesday run, I felt my current shoes were lacking some padding.  Now the question is do I wear the new ones to my race?  I'm using them for my runs now, and I'll make the decision before race day.  The guy at the store said NB is very consistent from model to model, which I like.  The 860s are part of their core collection, and the only change this year is to the upper lacing area.

I saw my chiropractor this week, which was much needed.  Just like Alaska, I went 3 weeks between appointments.  She said things were looking good and did some minor adjustments.  Now it's only 9 days until my race!

And I bought Run Fast.  Cook Fast.  Eat Slow. last week, and it was delivered Wednesday afternoon.  There are some recipes from the last book, with variations, and most are new.  It's always fun to get new recipes to test out, and I'm already planning to try a couple this weekend.

Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

TOTR: Turkey Trots

Since a cold front came through yesterday, I woke up to 44 degrees and it feels like fall!  It got me thinking about turkey trots, and since I just signed up for one the weekend before Thanksgiving, I'll write about it.

I've done turkey trots both on Thanksgiving day, and the weekend before.  Last year I did RnR Las Vegas two weeks before Thanksgiving, so I considered that my workout.  The Thanksgiving turkey trot was in 2012, when I was back in Massachusetts visiting my parents.  This one was fun since I saw a lot of people I hadn't seen since high school.  My mom and I did the 5k together, and my dad did the 5-miler. 

In 2015, my cousin and I signed up for a pumpkin spice series out in Fort Worth.  I did the 5k and she did the 15k.  This was when I was battling my ITBS, which always acted up no matter what I did.  That wasn't going to stop me though.  The wind was crazy at this race, and I felt a little frozen when I got home.  No matter, I got the race done, and no worries getting something in on Thanksgiving morning.

While both turkey trots are fun, I have to say I felt much more relaxed doing the race the weekend before.  Even when my friends and I did Thanksgiving potluck style, knowing I had to get stuff done and then head over to their house put pressure on the morning.  After getting up early every day for work, I wanted to sleep in Thanksgiving morning and worry about getting out the door for a run.

I have noticed there's been an increase in the number of races around Thanksgiving, either the weekend before or after.  Which do y'all prefer?

Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Monday Musings 9/24

Welcome to fall!  It's tough to be back on the Front Range and going to work.  It is my last week at CU, and I can't wait to start my new job.  I'm itching to update my LinkedIn profile.  How adult is that?

Now that I'm back from vacation, it's time to start decorating for fall, and then Halloween.  

The fall colors were incredible up at Grand Lake, and when the cold front came through, high temps were in the 60s, the sun's angle definitely shifted, and the shadows were getting long.  It really felt like fall.  My mom and I worked on my t-shirt quilt, did some Alaska scrapbooking, and I generally relaxed with some workouts thrown in.  Working out up there is no joke, and I was huffing and puffing through most of it.  I did two runs, 2 miles and 2.5 miles, since that's all I could manage.  My lungs were on fire!

We also had some fun at the quilt shop my mom shops at.  It's fall, so there are some really fun patterns out there.  The bats above is one the owner can't keep in stock, no matter how many she orders.  They will definitely be coming to work with me.  Since I start Oct. 1, I need Halloween decorations.

I saw some great wildlife too.  We went into RMNP park Monday evening to see the elk bulging.  Really, it's a squeak.  I think Mother Nature had a little too much when she created the elk.  It's this majestic looking animal, and the male whistles through his back teeth to make this squeaking sound.  We heard it all over as the males were calling to all the females in the park to join their herds.

I also saw the family of foxes in my parents' neighborhood, a bald eagle, pronghorn, and the ground squirrels.  The ground squirrels are what keep the foxes around.  The foxes have picked off the bigger, less agile adults throughout the summer.

Two weeks from today is my next 10k!  While this wasn't exactly altitude training, it was good to relax and start my taper period on vacation.

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Making a T-Shirt Quilt

My mom quilts, and I started thinking of making my race t-shirts into a quilt.  The only one I was wearing was my Tinker Bell 10k shirt, and the others were in a pile in my closet.  I'd been looking at the companies that compile and make the quilts, which started the idea.  When I mentioned it to my mom, she said she could do it.  OK then!

First up was the layout.  We bought a t-shirt quilt book that had different layouts, and it was fun looking through it.  I wasn't sure I wanted the standard square panels, and the layout that stood out was a collage style.  Most t-shirt logos are different sizes, and the collage style made it look really fun.  I also had different size shirts, between unisex cotton shirts, and different ranges with the women's cuts.

(There really is no standard is there?)

I had 16 panels and I decided to make the 4 half marathons the corners.

4 half marathons - Princess half, Dallas half, Eugene half, WDW half
4 5Ks - Mickeys 5k, Trick or Trek 5k, Showdown 5k, Color Run
3 10Ks - Tinkerbell, BolderBoulder, RnR Las Vegas
1 12K - Bay to Breakers
1 Bay to Breakers shirt with the streets on the back
1 I did it shirt with both front and back
1 volunteer shirt from RnR Denver

We also cut out the major sponsors from the back, and used the sleeve panels with the sponsors.  Since the logos were different sizes, these fillers went into the gaps between shirts for more pops of color.

I had thought about waiting until after the Boulder Rez 10K to use that shirt, but there wasn't room!  I'll start collecting shirts again with my next races.  I've picked out the fabric too for the back and borders.  Now all that's left is for my mom to piece it together.

Speaking of which, I signed up for a 5k the weekend before Thanksgiving.  They don't give out shirts either, it's hats! 

Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Monday Musings 9/17

I'm still blogging a little bit up here, and there's big news on my front.  Right before heading up to Grand Lake for the week, I was offered a new job!  I've mentioned how my current job had gotten very frustrating and things weren't going well at all.  Someone told me in June maybe it was time to admit this job wasn't a good fit for me, and I should look for one that is.  I wasn't ready to completely admit it, but I did start looking at job boards in June, and I finally admitted it in July and started applying.  It's all pending the background check, which should be very boring. 

Some other news is New Balance finally released version 9 of the shoe I use.  I saw it last week scrolling through my phone, and tried to get a pair before leaving town.  I went to the big running store in Boulder, and they didn't have the new versions yet.  I have been tracking New Balance all summer, and the shoes must've been released just last week.  So new the stores don't have them!  No worries.  I was just so excited that the new version is out, with some nice color schemes.  Isn't that what all runners look for in shoes?

I have managed to suffer through a two mile run, at 8100 feet.  OMG.  I hadn't run since my 6-miler, and I'd only been in Grand Lake for one full day, plus Friday evening.  My lungs were burning and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest!  I had kind of been looking at the Steamboat 10k for something new, and maybe not now.  It is about 1,000 feet lower in elevation than Grand Lake, so maybe?  I don't have a plan for it as of right now.

Most of my weekend has consisted of relaxing, looking at the amazing fall colors up here, and watching the wildlife.  So far I've seen 3 white-tailed deer, one of the neighborhood foxes, the ground squirrels the foxes like, pronghorn, and a bald eagle.  I hope to get into RMNP soon to see the elk.  These are great majestic animals, and nothing but this loud squeak comes out!

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Five: I Changed My Mind

Runners... we like to change our minds, right?  I know I posted on Tuesday I was going to wait until next week, in the mountains, to do my 6 miles.  I changed my mind Tuesday :-p  This was the first time I broke up a run, and I did 4 miles, then 2 miles.  Gotta work in what I can, when I can!  I just got in a mood Tuesday after work, and with everything that's been happening, I just wanted to run.

That means I am officially in the taper period.  I'm really going to take things easy next week and let myself unwind.  If I want to workout, fine.  If not, fine.  I want to enjoy being outside and experiencing fall weather.  My mom took pictures on Tuesday of the leaves changing, and it looks gorgeous.  The elk are also starting to bugle, which officially makes it fall in the mountains.

I don't know how much time I'll be blogging, but check out IG.  I'll definitely be posting pictures there.  I moved to Colorado to have a real fall season again, and I'm going to enjoy it :)

Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Change with the Seasons

Last week I posted about my fall plans, and this week is about how things will change because of fall.  So far there's not much to speak of.  We're starting another heat wave, and I'm so over the heat.  I've got fall decorations up inside the house, I'm shopping for outdoor Halloween decorations, and my fall Sweaty Bands arrived in the mail yesterday.  I'm waving good-bye to summer, as I drive up to Grand Lake this Friday.  Originally I was going to head up after my 6-miler Saturday, and now since it's going to be 90 on Saturday, I'm heading up a day early.

I want to feel that fall weather.  My mom said it was 35 in Grand Lake early yesterday morning, and I want that cool air.  Give me a few days to acclimate to the additional altitude, and I'll want to attempt my 6 miles outside up there.  Now I just need to figure out what to pack.  Layers for sure.

It really does make me think why I opted for an early fall race this year.  I should know better.  To take my mind off that, I mapped out my training for Princess.  The big factor will be the weather, and it all starts Dec. 10th.  That gives me more time than I thought to take a break after the Boulder Rez 10k.

Tuesdays on the Run with PattyErika, and Marcia.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Monday Musings 9/10

A full week to work, after last week's holiday and then taking a sick day.  It's going to be a long week, right?  On top of that, I head up to Grand Lake after my long run this coming weekend, and spending a week up there.  That means this week is really going to hurt.

I started Friday off by ordering a couple more fall/Halloween Sweaty Bands.  They had a video post on Facebook of their new designs, and I bought 2.  I bought one with black cats last year, and now this year I've ordered one with pumpkins and one with bats.  The pumpkins one is good for fall in general.  Since I was in a fall mood this weekend, I also got out my Jim Shore Tinkerbell for the season, and a quilt wall runner.

I've posted on IG that I've discovered the next cruise I want to do, and I've been looking at the excursions in the ports.  There were two cruises that caught my eye when I was on the Westerdam, one is 14 days, and the other is 7 days.  I think 14 days may be too much, and I want a couple of days in Amsterdam, either before or after the cruise.  The 7 day cruise is it!  It may seem early to be planning for a 2020 cruise, but I need a lot of time to plan, then purchase the cruise next June.  Next year's cruise for this option will be on Holland America's newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam, which just completed its sea trials.  It officially launches in December, with Oprah as godmother.  I'll have to wait and see if this is the ship for 2020.

Saturday started as a slow day, and even though the weather was perfect for running when I woke up, I just couldn't get myself going.  I was tired after breakfast, and I allowed myself time on the couch, watching TV.  I did get out to Echter's for some fall plants, and I bought tulip bulbs.  Tulips are my favorite flower, and since I'm new to this whole having plants thing, I didn't know I needed to plant bulbs last fall to have tulips this spring.  Lesson learned!  I also got some pansies and a couple of mums.  Once I got home, I finally felt like going for a run.  It was warmer than I wanted, and I managed to do my scheduled 3.  Since I was sweaty and gross from my run, I potted my new flowers and got them out in the sunshine.

The rest of Saturday was doing some quick Pure Barre for my seat, a little bit of US Open, and a trip to the grocery store.  Boy did I miss some drama by going to get food!  The rest of the evening was spent watching Victoria season 2, and almost falling asleep on the couch before 8pm.  I definitely felt like the life of the party with that move!

I'm trying something new on Sundays, and instead of a full body workout, I'm doing some core work with a couple HIIT thrown in.  Last Sunday was part 1 of Jillian Michaels' ab work, and this Sunday was part 2 of the ab work.  I'm getting work done, and I'm mostly giving my legs a day off to help them recover.  I say mostly because there are some leg moves and HIIT moves that get my legs going.  Most of the workout is focused on my core though, and I found the move that really tired me out: bicycles.  oof!

Anybody else watch the 5th Avenue Mile broadcast on NBC?  I DVR'd it so I could run a couple quick errands, and watch it when I got back.  Part of that was getting chocolate milk for run recovery.  As I posted in my Friday write up, I was looking for recovery tips to help my muscles after long runs.  While I can eat a little bit when I'm resting, I've never been a protein shake person.  I'm opting to try chocolate milk.

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.