Note to self: do not order new running shoes when you are injured and cannot run unless you want them to sit in your room and torture you while you ice your leg and pout.
I ordered these babies online from Running Warehouse last Sunday because Mizuno has discontinued this model and I am absolutely IN LOVE with them. I’ve gone through two pairs of the pink ones but they didn’t have them in my size so I switched it up by getting the lime green ones. I love them! And also…they were insanely cheap!! I bought my first pair for like $100 and these bad boys were on sale for $47! Running Warehouse also doesn’t charge taxes or shipping, so I highly recommend it to any runner. Ryan ordered a new pair of Nike Frees at the same time and rubbed it in my face by running in them this morning while I was on the eliptical. Thanks, babe.
Luckily, I also ordered a couple things off of the website that I could use immediately.
My very own foam roller!! I have been wanting one of these for a really long time. I use one occasionally at our gym here on campus but it’s really warn down and it’s a pain to have to get it out of the training room every time I want it. This guy was only like $18 and I love him already. Ryan and I had some fun trying him out last night.
I also got a calf compression sleeve, which contributes quite nicely to my little collection of recovery remedies.
Here, my friends, is what I’ve been doing lately in hopes of fixing my little injured leg. We have the aforementioned foam roller and calf compression sleeve, which I wore this morning while I did some weights and a little elipticalling and it felt great! A trip to Target also supplied me with some Aleve liquigels and a reusable ice pack. Before now, I had been using ice cubes in plastic sandwich bags to ice my leg. I decided to stop being a cheap college student and get something a little more legit.
I also got some Mucinex, because I woke up the other day with a bit of the cold, which I am blaming on my boyfriend who is also sick. It’s supposed to be spring yet it is snowing in Chicago and I have a cold. Yeah. I don’t want to talk about it.
As far as working out goes, I’ve been doing lots of weights and yoga, hoping to stretch and strengthen my muscles as much as possible to aid my recovery.
My yoga mat and dumbells have been very appreciative of my retrieving them from their home underneath my bed for a little lovin’. I think they get a little jealous of my running shoes sometimes.
Last but certainly not least….
Lots of water and lots of blog stalking have been getting me through the past 9 long days without running. Seriously, creeping on your guys’ blogs makes my day. I love hearing about everyone’s days and seeing the pictures of the delicious foods that you are eating!
Confession: I have taken NO pictures of food lately because I am legitimately living off of packets of instant oats and canned healthy choice soup. We have not had time to grocery shop since spring break so seriously…nothing I have been eating has been particularly appealing. Hopefully that will change soon
I hope you guys are having a great week! 1 day till the weekend…thank God!
P.S. Just ran across this verse in a devotional…had to share it with someone! It is so simple, yet it is such a wonderful reminder.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:22