Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bye Bye Boot..

So I have been boot free since Friday but still haven't returned to running just yet.  I am in the clear for a stress fracture but not completely back to 100%.  After speaking to my Dr. they suggested that I take another 5-7 days of rest then resume slowly back into running since I do not have a race scheduled until Sept.  Although I have been cross training a lot lately I am missing my running and that fantastic feeling I get from a run!  I have been doing the stairmonster and Octane machine for 60 minutes and lifting weight these past 2 weeks.  It is hard work lifting weight!!!!  I find myself getting stronger but while I am doing the lifting I feel like a weakling!

My main focus right now is working out my imbalances and correcting my weaknesses.  For me I feel like I have a strong upper core/abs but my lower abs and pelvis are a little weaker ( this could be from childbirth ).  I find that when I get into a marathon training cycle I always forget about the cross training and lifting then I develop some weaknesses.  My goal for this next cycle is to focus more on speed and maybe even doing a few track workouts.  I am doing the Disneyland Half in September and really want to try to PR in the half.

This week has been super busy for me with lots of lacrosse games as well as my boys soccer and baseball games.  I am so proud of my boys and their athletic abilities.  They make me so proud in everything that they do.

This crazy kid!!

I have also been working on cleaning up my diet and eating more clean and natural foods as well as increasing my protein intake.  We eat pretty healthy in our household already with a few splurges here and there.  Luckily my kids are adventurous eaters and will try many different foods thank goodness.  So these are 3 new products/foods I have tried this week...

This Core Power protein drink is quite tasty!  In 11.5 fl oz it has 240 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, and 26 grams of protein.  It is all natural and made with real milk.  It taste like a "good for you" milkshake.  I pick this up in Boston and love them.  I chose the honey flavor but they also had strawberry banana, chocolate, and vanilla.

I picked these up in boston also and I needed something quick before practice the other day so I grabbed on of these.  It was yummy!  I really liked this cookies and cream flavor.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Happy Running!

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