Post-massage drunk

There is honestly only one word I can use to describe how I feel post-massage: DRUNK. I’m walking around in a happy daze, drinking tons of water, and being overly nice to everyone. Yep it’s like I’m drunk…on life, I guess.

ImageI don’t get them often but I think it’s time that I start.  I had a serious lower back injury due to running a few months ago and had to take 2 weeks off from ANY exercise–needless to say, I got just a little antsy. I can never ever let that happen again, and that starts with taking care of myself. If it takes getting a massage once a month, then that’s something I’m willing to do (even if that means less $$ for fro yo)

I tried a new class at the gym today: R.I.P.P.E.D.  It stands for “Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet.  It was really fun! Exactly what I was looking for today (weights, high intensity, low impact on my legs in preparation for my race tomorrow). I’ll definitely be going back again!

Post-workout breakfast was pb/banana toast with coffee, plus 2 glutamine pills and protein powder/almond milk. I think this breakfast is perfect for the day before a race! I feel totally fueled for the day.

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After breakfast I packed for my weekend in Chicago. I’m leaving for the city right after work tonight so that tomorrow morning I can just wake up and walk to the race site. I’m so pumped to run tomorrow! I’m especially excited because I’m running with friends…that’s the best 🙂

Lunch after my massage was supposed to be delicious.

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Looks so healthy and delicious, right? Yeah it tasted like nothing. Just a whole lot of nothing. Even my usual “dip everything in ketchup” technique wasn’t working, so I only made it about halfway thru this plate before I ditched it and ate a huge sweet potato instead. Gotta eat what tastes good, not just what you “should” eat all the time.

Now I’m getting ready to head out to work and get this weekend started! I’ll be back tomorrow with a quick recap of the race and hopefully a recipe on Sunday. TGIF!

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