Back again with the peanut butter and banana toast post workout at the Bay Club. It is so satisfying.
Speaking of The Bay Club, I was SO impressed with the San Francisco location this week. Their cardio room flooded from the rain, so they moved the equipment to the basketball court and cut the basketball court in half. It had to have been a lot of work to move all that equipment and set up wires to get it all plugged in. But they pulled it off and there was still room for the basketball players.
I’m going to buy all the Boston souvenirs before we even get to the race and I’m ok with that. These sweats and hoodie are the BEST! On the Adidas.com website, they are called the Tuesday morning pants and jacket – because the marathon is Monday and you will need something cozy to wear on Tuesday when you are so sore that you can’t move and your parents and boyfriend have to semi carry you!!! Get it?! #foreshadowing
I don’t know what I would do without Oofos flip flops. They aren’t the cutest shoe around, but oh my goodness they legitimately make my legs and feet feel BETTER. This scene is pretty normal in every parking garage pre and post meetings.
This app is pretty cool. It is called SafeTrek. It does cost $2.99 a month, but it basically gives you a panic button – and it is silent! So if you are walking or running, you can either hold it down and release it when you need 911 called, or you can tap it like a panic button. Same goes for if you are hiding from someone and can’t call 911. Just tap the button and they will send the police right to you. I also think it is cool that it uses the location services on your phone, so if you keep moving, it will track where you are. I hope I never have to use it, but it seems like a good one to have.
You know we love turmeric, right? Right. So when I saw this Turmeric Stick from Cocokind Skin Care I grabbed one immediately. I put it on a zit that was brewing and it really helped the redness. For the first time in my life, I was able to NOT pop a zit and just let it go away. I’m serious. I’m 28 & this is the first time it’s been accomplished. And there was no residual scarring and yuckiness. Imagine that. Doing what the dermatologists recommend works. But also this stick helped so much. Just don’t leave the turmeric on your skin and go to bed – because it will stain your pillowcase. The facial repair serum also smells and feels amazing. I haven’t been using it long enough to say if I can see a difference, but will report back! Also they are a San Francisco company. Bonus.
Nothing new before race day, so I guess I will keep on with my salad obsession. It’s healing me from the inside out, ok!?
Ok so comfy clothes, avoiding breakouts, healthy eats – what else about peak week? Mostly that I am pretty tired, very sore and very hungry almost all of the time. I am working really hard to take good care of myself:
- Eating real food – no popcorn for dinner at 8pm. Eating food that will support my training and keep me as full as possible
- Getting 8 hours of sleep a night – I’m trying, doesn’t always happen.
- Stretching, using the Trigger Point roller, R8 and my recovery boots!
- Starting to mentally prep. Let’s be real – we’ve all been doing this for the last 15-16 weeks, but now is the time to focus in a little bit. Think about how much it is going to hurt and how you are going to get through.
- Drinking water.
- No self doubt take over. It’s so easy to compare. Now is not the time. I’m trying to focus on my own prep and how far I’ve come in this training cycle. Because no one else can help me run the marathon, so why waste energy worrying about what they are doing?
What are your favorite go to meals?
Do you wear your heels all day? Or change into flip flops?