Active recovery?

Not sure if that is entirely accurate, but it is what came to mind!

I had my run this morning- while waiting for breakfast to go down I warmed up my new running jacket from Old Navy.

I worked out how to turn off the flash (after 3 attempts) but now not sure how to turn it back on oops! Anyway, the main reason I love it is because of this:

Thumb hole things! I love them! But I realised it does not have a tab over the zipper so I will need to either not do it all the way up or get some kind of neck warmer thing. Ah well, it was too warm to run with a jacket today.

I did my same route up to the lakes and back, which is just under 6 miles. I was getting a weird stomach feeling, which was maybe a stitch, or something, so after 40 mins I walked for a bit, and then finished running on the way home. I was quicker than Tuesday, and I felt better too (and only walked once) so I think my legs and lungs are remembering what to do!

Home to a snack- soya milk with nesquik and a coconut chocolate chip clif bar. Yum.

The other day Andy and I walked up to the allotment after dinner, and all my good work had been overgrown with weeds. So after a shower we headed up there, armed with a massive fork each. Now many hands may make light work, but this all depends on what work there is to begin with. We spent 2 hours digging before deciding to come home for lunch and a rest. So I felt OK after my run, but not so good after all that digging! We have a small patch left (maybe 2 metres square) so we will have to tackle that tomorrow (and get something to put down so the weeds don’t just come back again).

Lunch was thrown together in 2 mins as I was starving! An apple, lettuce, Food Doctor pitta and more lovely hummus 🙂 And we shared the pitta chips which were nice too, kind of reminded me of disco crisps- anyone remember those?

Dinner was another quick meal. Andy was also given some Warburtons flat-bread things, so we used those as a basis for a mexican meal. In a pan I cooked one chopped red onion, added a drained tin of kidney beans, some tomato puree and chilli, and mashed. Then I added a chopped red pepper and small tin of sweetcorn. We warmed the flat-breads in the oven for 5 minutes, and served with salad and guacamole. Delish and so speedy.

Not sure if digging up the garden was the best recovery from a run, but at least tomorrow we don’t have much more to do.

Time for some mint tea now, I am sure that helps me recover, right?

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10 thoughts on “Active recovery?”

  1. Gardening, particularly digging, absolutely kills me. It’s a strength workout comparible to a particularly evil Body Pump session!

    I used to love Disco crisps, specifically the salt and vinegar flavour that was so vinegary that it made my lips curl back from my gums! Then I discovered Pringles and Discos rather fell by the wayside…

    All of your meals look so fresh and summery 🙂

    P.S I live for jackets with thumbholes too 😉

  2. Not aching too much today, but have not gone down to finish it off yet 🙂
    Glad everyone else loves the thumb holes too 🙂

  3. AGH, digging up weeds just seems to take forever and I seem to constantly be doing it … thank less job it is 😉
    Good work on the run.

  4. Yum – Disco crisps were my favourite as a youngster 🙂
    I think sometimes being active after a difficult workout can help you to recover. I’ve been sitting on the sofa all day, so I’m sure that I’ll be stiff tomorrow!

  5. Sarah you are so right, being active does help really- I know what you mean about being super stiff after sitting down too long.
    Laura- I get cold hands too plus I hate the air getting in (eg always tuck in tops so no gap around the waist).
    Sable- Good old Old Navy 🙂

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