Sunday - Recovery!
Saturday night my good friend Shannon called me up to hit up the PDX night life. Ice bath/Epsom salt rub/soak and rollers had done their magic; around 6 my legs were feeling pretty damn good. Time to kick it in the city. A Bloody Mary here, a few chocolate kisses (drink) there and kickin it with Shannon! It's a guarantee good times for all. After many hours of socializing (ok, ok, flirting, he was a Cat 1 hot-tie, how could I not?) the fatigue from my run set in and I hit that dreadful wall. Just like the story ends, at the stroke of midnight I picked up my shoes and ran barefoot 12 blocks to my Cougar which I worried would turn into a pumpkin. I wish I had thought to leave a brown leather pump from Mr. Cat 1 to come find me, but alas my main objective was to get home into my cozy bed.
Awoke Sunday feeling energized. I knew if I pushed this feeling I'd end up hitting an OT wall later in the week, so I opted to take a ME day. I was sooooo excited to find my FAVORITE Pilates instructor Tracy teaching Yoga this morning. I haven't tried Yoga since I pulled my abdominal which created muscle spasms and made me think I had a hernia. Muscle relaxers to the rescue! I knew I'd be safe trying Yoga again with Tracy teaching, she's amazing. I went to class and spoke with her before hand. Even though my legs felt pretty damn good I was concerned how the run would impact my flexibility. She provided some great advice which lead to a very successful Yoga experience. I'm also pretty happy to find out she's teaching an evening Pilates class during the week since I can no longer attend my lunch time class. Post Yoga I hit up the store for fuel supplies and then ran a few errands. The rest of the day was spent napping, cleaning, cooking and prepping everything for tomorrow. Tomorrow will be my first day commuting to work. I'm going to get up and hit the pool first for my swim, then bike to work and of course bike home. I'm really looking forward to it, should be a beautiful day.
I leave you with pictures of my fuel infusions
Whole wheat PB & Jelly Muffins...mmm,mmm, good.
The base start - Lots O Onions!
Soups a cookin'
Final Outcome - French Onion Soup with Toasted Flax/Whole Grain Herb Bread topped with Asiago/Parmesan/Romano cheese blend