Thursday, August 1, 2013

Track workout and Lets talk Socks

 

Yesterday, I said bye to MEG! It was so great having her stay with me for the week! She is one of the sweetest chicks I know. We had a great time! Now, hopefully I get to go to Canada soon…

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Yesterday was a busy day, I didn’t get my training run in till the kids got in bed! It was okay though because my sister came with me to keep me company. It was late but the weather was perfect! Its that time of year you have to either wake up early before the sun to run or wait till it goes down..

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We went running on Bountiful Boulevard. We only did 4 miles with a few good hills. It is one of my favorite places to run because you get flat, downhill and uphill! Not to mention the amazing view! It is also the high school hang out and if your lucky they will offer you pizza and a popsicle! HA!

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Yesterday, was the anniversary of my moms death and she is buried in a cemetery right off the boulevard. I can’t even believe its been 8 years! Still miss her everyday..

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Thanks Heath for running with me!

While Meg was here we made a trip out to Salt Lake Running Company!

I got some 2XU for compression socks and some running socks!

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I only wear compression socks after long runs for recovery, I have never ran long distance with them, I wonder if they would help during long runs? I have never gotten a cramp or anything without them while running, but I love to wear them post run. I really think they help me recover faster.

I use to not wear actual running socks when running but once I was introduced to them a few years ago, I can’t run without them!

I also snagged a Feetures plantar fasciitis sleeve. I’m still dealing with it, but as my mileage is going up the pain is not getting worse. I have a boot that I am supposed to wear at night but I end up ripping it off in my sleep every night. The feeture sleeve is awesome and I have been wearing it every night and as much as possible during the day and it has been great so far!

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We also did a fun track workout the other night!

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Love hanging out with my ladies.

Twin update: These two are officially done with naps… They climb out of their cribs and just want to play once I put them in their rooms so I started doing “quiet time” instead. I start a show, read a book, or color with them and just let them relax for about an hour every day. 

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After a long day of swimming, I can even catch a nap…Winking smile

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These two are my world. They are a joy to be with everyday and I’m grateful to be their mom. I can’t imagine life without them.

Do you wear compression socks? Real running socks? Can you tell a difference with recovery or performance?

I am on my way to Island park right now and can’t wait to spend some quality time with my husband, kids and his family. I have a 15 mile run to look forward to tomorrow, Island park is beautiful so it should be a good run! Running on vacation is one of my favorite things! I think it’s a perfect way to find your way around a new area! ….Or get completely lost.

Have a great weekend!