More Running Related Stuff to Think About

Is it really Thursday already?! I’m still so thrown off from the long weekend! 

Blogging this week has been all about running, so why not continue the trend? I mean isn’t that what I always talk about anyway?

I made it back to the track on Tuesday for the first time since I got sick in early August. This week I did 800s. It was pitch black when I got there. 

track

Something else interesting about this workout was that I listened to music for the first time in about a year and a half. I was a little intimidated to be doing speed work, and really not excited about making 28 circles around the track, so I thought maybe music would be a bit of a distraction. 

I am shocked at how well I recovered after the Charles Street 12. I ended up talking to my coach and moving around my runs a bit because we are supposed to have thunderstorms all day today. So today is  rest day and then I have a MP run followed by a 15 miler! I’m excited to be building up my long runs but it does sound very intimating. 
chuck12 12

On Monday I thought I would be one step ahead of myself and make a smoothie to drink on Tuesday morning after my workout. I was hoping it would turn out well and I could share the recipe, but I think I need to tweak it a bit. However, there were some good nutrients in there, and that’s what counts, right?

smoothie

I’ve created a “standing desk” of sorts at home, which looks out a window. I realized how much sitting all day makes my hips tight, so when I am home I just try not to sit as much as possible. I have definitely noticed a difference over the past week! 

standing desk

I’ve also been living in my compression socks whenever I am at home. I guess I won’t be too sad when it’s boots season and I can wear them all day long:) 

compression socks

One other thing that has nothing to do with running: Last night I made this parmesan crusted chicken for the first time in way too long. It was one of those meals that I used to make all the time and then we got sick of it, and then forgot about it. It was nice to have it again after so long!
chicken

Do you run with music?

How much time do you spend sitting during the day? 

Are you ready for compression socks season boot season?

Ever had a smoothie fail that you drank anyway because it had good stuff in there?

thinking out loud

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46 responses on More Running Related Stuff to Think About

  1. Absolutely yes to the smoothie fail!

    I love my booties & boots, but I seriously do not want to wear them yet. Maybe because it wasn’t that hot a summer, despite this past week, and I’m not really ready to give up summer clothes (or sunlight) yet.

    I gave up running with music a couple of years ago. One of these days I must download some music to my phone (it’s on my ipod right now) so I can try out that feature on my vivoactive.
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  2. I always run with music but do sometimes listen to a podcast. I have to listen to something! I have been living in my pro compression socks too, love them! Isn’t it fun to bring back a favorite recipe? I used to make a parmesan crusted chicken too that you now reminded me about ! (it involved mustard, Dijon I think, have to ask my parents it was their recipe first lol).
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  3. I listen to music during my regular runs but for whatever reason I don’t like listening to music during long runs. I usually shut it off after mile 13 or so and I run the rest without music. Funny right? I love your standing desk, such a wonderful idea. My hips tend to get tight after sitting too long. Not a good feeling. I had my share of failed smoothies before, but I drank them anyway:)
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  4. Most of the time I like to run with music or a podcast but it’s definitely nice to unplug sometimes:)
    I tried a ton of different post-workout smoothies this summer. Some turned out much better than others but I’ll admit to drinking them anyway. Wouldn’t want to waste all of its ingredients!! I tried to get my mom into green smoothies this summer but she could not get past the colour! So funny!
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  5. I have soooo much music on my phone and 9 times out of 10 I listen to it while I run but sometimes I take a break and just have silence. Music is a must for track workouts though. A must. And I probably spend a grand total of an hour and a half sitting each day. Maybe two hours. It’s not much.
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  6. I go through phases with music, but I usually never race with it so I try not to train with it too much either. When I was doing my long runs by myself last winter I either listened to music or the podcast, Serial though.

    I spend WAY too much time sitting. I try to get up and walk around at least every 30 minutes though.

    And YES I’m so excited for fall. It’s been in the 90s and sooo humid here in Boston. Can’t wait for cooler, crisper weather!
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  7. I recently switched to using an exercise ball at work and it’s made a huge difference. I’m still working my way up to using it for an entire day but my back isn’t as sore and I’m not as tired at the end of the day. I was shocked. I’m not someone who runs with music… for some reason, it makes my runs feel longer. I’m not sure if I’ll break down for the marathon though. I feel like I might need something to distract me.
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  8. Lisa, I love that you decided to use music for your tough workout; I typically save music for races and tough speed work, too, and I think it gives me something to look forward to! Um, yes to boot/compression sock season; that’s so exciting! I think we’re finally going to get some nice weather this weekend and I’m really excited about that!
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  9. If I make something and I mess it up, I take one for the team and eat/drink it anyway!!! I just feel like people dig through trash cans looking for food, how ungrateful am I if I throw something away because it didn’t turn out right? I listen to music, but I am growing tired of music and have been researching audio books. Have a great day
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  10. This is my first time reading your blog, and I love it!!
    I go through phases, sometimes I listen to music and sometimes I don’t. But whenever I am stuck on the treadmill I watch TV shows!!

    Lately I have been sitting a lot more than usual. I need to change that!

    My mom got me a Juicer for my birthday last year and I have been in a big juicing kick, and I have definitely had my fair share of fails, and I drank them anyways, some of them were pretty tough to swallow.

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