Sorry about totally bailing on blogging last night! My blog software is still acting up on my mac, so I decided soaking in the bath tub and catching up on the TV was a MUCH better idea then arguing with my laptop. 😉
Oh yes…. much better idea. 😉
I was pleasantly surprised how quickly work flew by yesterday! I guess when you come back from two days off and an afternoon full of meetings, you don’t have time to stare at the clock tick by. I loved it!
Around 3:00 I was able to dig into my afternoon snack of dried mango and pineapple.
My original plans to go phone shopping were quickly demolished when I realized how desperately I was craving the massage I had promised myself after the race. After a quick phone call I was able to make a 5:45 appointment with the local Massage Envy. One of my TnT roommates had highly recommended the chain and at $39 for an hour massage how could I resist?
I told the therapist where I hurt and to please help fix it. She said she had plenty of experience massaging runners and knew exactly where all the tight spots were. Now I need to state this was not a relaxing, gentle massage. The therapist was great at applying great deep pressure that was able to get some of the knots out. She was even able to stretch my legs a bit. I am sure I was making a painful face for most of the massage, but it was all worth it when I left feeling as if all this pressure had been relieved.
I really need to invest in more massages while training. I felt great strolling around Publix post massage. The tightness between my shoulders was gone and my legs felt like they finally had gotten the great stretch they deserved.
It was pretty late by the time I made it to Publix and I knew I was not going to be in the mood to pull anything together for dinner, so I grabbed some dinner from the sushi counter and called it a night.
I love these rolls! I have no clue what they are called, but they are filled with avocado, shrimp, and other yummy veggies.
My eyes are always bigger then my stomach, I only ended up eating 2 of the 4 halves
The best part was the sweet chili sauce.
I am usually not one for dipping sauces, but this one gets me every time. 🙂
On the side I decided to try Seaweed Salad for the first time.
It started out tasting really good, but then it started tasting really salty to me. I ate about half before giving up.
The massage therapist told me I needed to drink lots of water tonight and take a nice hot bath. I can’t remember the last time I had a hot bath and decided it would be a great idea.
I grabbed the Epson Salt, a good book and got to relaxing.
Oh yes, a nice bath was just what the doctor ordered. I soaked for 30 full minutes and it felt great! I should have taken a bath right after the marathon, that would have been a very smart idea.
After relaxing I had 1/2 of this Bar Bobbi had given me in San Diego.
At first I thought half would be too small, but it was so rich 1/2 was just right. 🙂
I then proceeded to crash for the night and was able to blissfully wake up 8 hours, refresh and renewed. 🙂
I started my morning with some great leg stretching in the form of Yoga for Runners via YogaDownloads.com and the fabulous Polly. I also threw in some crunches and ab holds. I tried do some jumping jacks, but after one I realized it was not the best idea today.
I used my extra time in the morning to put together a FABULOUS breakfast!
Look at all that beautiful fruit! Yum! Yum! Yum!
I made some French Toast with Publix 5 Grain Bread dipped in some egg whites. I then topped it with some Plain Oikos and a beautiful, vibrant mix of fresh Kiwi, Strawberries, and Blueberries. I can’t even tell you how good this was!
I have another busy day ahead of me. Happy Wednesday everyone!