I love days when I can leisurely prepare for my long run. No major plans, no time limit just an open day.
Usually, I start off watching a bit of TV (while eating eggs and toast, which you’ve seen hundreds of times around these parts).
After breakfast is done, I stretch for awhile and read bogs.
I may even finish up some laundry.
Then I hit the road, go to the gym because I’m a weather wimp, and run 8.25 miles on the treadmill. I feel good about it and head home to refuel.
I’ve been wanting to try this Silk Pure Almond chocolate almond milk for awhile now, and had a coupon recently so I finally picked some up.
I used a little of half a cup and combined it with a container of Honey-Nana Chobani Champions and half a frozen banana.
It tasted like a delicious milkshake, but the combination of carbs and protein made for a great post-run meal.
I drank it while stretching even more and then hit the showers. A successful Sunday long run, most definitely.
What’s your ideal pre- and post-workout routine?
(P.S. The SIL’s surgery is today, keep her in your thoughts!)