Good morning and happy Labor Day!
Today, it actually feels particularly fall-like with 59 degrees outside and high in the 70s all week. That sure happened fast considering Saturday it was a high of 98!
I took another day off of intense exercise today so that I can make sure that my body is fully recuperated after the half marathon this past weekend. My knee is feeling better and my muscles a lot less sore.
Yesterday, I couldn’t get over how sore my quads were because they never get sore after running…then my mom solved the problem. She said that I was probably sore from the massage! I totally agree with her, that man did a great job, but he was WORKING my muscles.
I started the day off with a chocolate strawberry smoothie topped with granola
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberry
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup almond breeze
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 packets of splenda
- a pinch of xanthum gum
- 1 handful of spinach
- 3 ice cubes and a little water for volume