This morning, I met my group, the Los Angeles Racers at Balboa Park for a run.
The guys are an amazing group of runners. Couldn’t ask for a better group.
I ran the five mile loop with my friend, Valerie (we met in an Italian class a few years ago!)
My legs are totally fried. After not really training, running a half-marathon and taking a tread and tone class, my lower body is totally beat up. I’ve been stretching, but it felt nice to give them a good jog to loosen them up a bit. I was still sore after, but not nearly as stiff. It took us about three miles to find our stride, but it was a great run. ((Zensah Running sleeves = still a success!))
For lunch today, Irving and I decided to do a ‘dinner for lunch’ theme. We never have big weekend lunches, and it was nice to cook during the day for a change.
We cut up chicken and added a spice rub to it and grilled it to perfection.
On the side, we roasted some vegetables in the oven (potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic and rosemary).
What a great, filling and healthy lunch! (I’m taking half of this to work for lunch tomorrow!)
I am almost done reading Meb Keflezighi’s book, and he keeps talking about the importance of icing after a long run. I knew my sore legs could really use an ice bath, so I gave in.
I filled the tub halfway with cold water, and dumped my entire freezer drawer of ice into it. The key is to keep your upper body warm (hooded sweatshirt is a MUST!) I could only sit in it for three minutes or so, but it was like magic. My muscles feel 10 times better tonight. Definitely worth braving the cold.
Winner of the Celebrity Fitness Giveaway will be announced tonight!