I’ve been Thinking Out Loud a lot lately about SO many things. Running, travel, training, healthy living, stress management, blah blah blah.
Since my training for the Chicago and NYC Marathons is in full swing today is all about an average day in my life. Here is how I stay healthy during a training cycle. Preparing your body to run a marathon is so much more than just running. Marathon training is about nutrition, recovery and balancing life’s stresses mindfully.
I love reading these sort of posts and thought it would be fun to share.
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This is what an average work day looks like for me.
Wake Up – 5:55am
2.2 easy miles with stair repeats at the park with Chloe Mae + Jasyoga Post Run Reset
Shower/Breakfast/Coffee – 7:43am
One of these tasty oatmeal pancake, bacon and egg sandwiches (about the size of my palm, though they look huge in the picture), a ginormous cup of coffee with chai spices, and a side of supplements.
I also turned on One Tree Hill for a bit. Chloe basically slept immediately after our run.
Leave for Work – 8:48am
Listened to this podcast because Stitcher suggested it and drove the 25 minutes to my job downtown.
All the Water – 10:21am
Refilled my water bottle and continued to get some paralegal work done. Nothing too exciting here.
Lunch – 12:23pm
Trader Joe’s salad and an extra sharp cheddar cheese stick
Afternoon Break – 3:12pm
Jasyoga Quick Shoulder/Upper Back Strengthener
Snacktime – 3:37pm
Had some spicy, original and roasted garlic hummus with baby cucumbers and carrots while sipping on this delight.
Change/Leave Work – 5:08pm
I enjoyed this tiny treasure on my way to Sweetwater Creek State Park (40 minute drive) for an evening trail run.
5.2 ish Mile Run – 6:13pm
They were incredibly beautiful miles. I kept stopping to climb and took lots of pictures. It was an awesome run! Signs warned about rattlesnake habitats, but I saw a doe and her adorable set of twins.
Post Run Recovery Begins – 7:38pm
I enjoyed a post run protein shake featuring Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder in chocolate. It’s so important to me to start the run recovery process as soon as possible and this stuff makes that so easy. It’s portable, delicious and mixes with water making it so easy to take anywhere. Giveaway and product details below! 🙂
Post Run Stretch – 8:04pm
After the 25 minute ish drive home, I stretched for a bit. I love that the trails don’t make my body ache the way road running does sometimes. The change of impact is always much appreciated.
Shower/Easy Dinner – 8:47pm
I hopped in the shower and put together a quick dinner. Nothing fancy here just some salami, extra sharp cheddar cheese and olives. I wasn’t starving, but I knew I would be if I didn’t eat something.
Bedtime – 10:36pm
I got to bed late and not on purpose. I was up editing this post about the Bolder Boulder 10k.
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What does your average day look like?