Runner LoLo Jones posted an article she liked about differences in how men and women should hydrate for races. Not all things are created equal with the genders. Read the article she posted below!
So since March I have been having issues with my right foot, especially after speed work. So, being a normal crazy runner, I pretended that it didn't exist until one day I tried to get out of bed and dropped to my knees to crawl around the house to get ready for work. I had the vampire bite of injuries - plantar fasciitis. Here is an article from Runner's World about what exactly this injury is and how one gets it http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/plantar-fasciitis. It is NOT FUN. So after spending lots of money at the specialist and ruling out a stress fracture (Thank you, Lord!) I started PT for the injury-only 3 weeks until marathon training starts and 2 weeks from another scheduled half marathon....it's crunch time.
PF wasn't satisfied with just staying in my right foot, it decided to share the wealth with my left foot. This is how one sleeps with PF. Sexy night splints, huh? Glamorous life I am leading!!
Simple, fast recipe! Take 1/3 banana and mash it up until it's a puree. Mix it with 3 egg whites and 1/4 scoop of protein powder of your choice (chocolate is my fav, pictured below is the brand I use). Put it in a frying pan, or pancake maker, with the oil of your choice ( I use a tiny amount of coconut oil) and you are done! This makes on large pancake. (Note: I usually change the recipe to use a whole, small banana and the equivalent amount of egg whites so I have extra pancakes to bring to work for breakfast the next day). To make this even more tasty add fruit in the mix or top it off with greek yogurt, p28 peanut butter and some fruit (pictured below)!
Happy Fitness Friday everyone! I got up and hit the gym early this am to get Gym Session 1 out of the way. I have had some issues that started out with plantar fasciitis but now (as I am correcting things the next thing falls apart) it turns out I have very low stability and strength in my hips and left leg. So I have been seeing an AWESOME Physical Therapist who has taught me some exercises to get myself into shape for marathon training! After I did some cross-training on the bike this morning I decided to incorporate the strength exercises! Not a bad way to begin one's day :)
Aspiring adult with a love for running, travel and food (especially peanut butter!). Training for her second ultra marathon.