I was exhausted after completing the 100 mile challenge. I took off four days to recover and regroup. Four days of no running, no spin class, no gym time… Just core exercises, stretching and foam rolling at home.
During that time away from the gym and running, I caught up with my friends and family and celebrated 18 years with my better half.
Me and B – Happy 18th Anniversary
The following week I eased back into the routine and scheduled a massage appointment to help my achy muscles. Oh and let me tell ya this massage therapist has magic in her fingers and hands. She worked every kink and knot out of my back and my legs. An hour and half of pure awesomeness.
After getting the deep tissue massage, the massage therapist told me to take a hot bath with Epsom Salt before bed time. She said soaking in a hot bath with Epsom Salt for 10 minutes is a good way to recover from a deep tissue massage. She said soaking will help get more of the toxins out of my body (Epsom salt draws the toxins out into the water). She also said my muscles needed some rest after one of these massages, and not to workout that evening .
The Epsom Salt bath with lavender really helped me to rest and relax.
When I woke up the next day I felt like a new woman! I felt so great I worked out with my fit fam at the park. Oh man those Barfee (Burpee) Suicides in the sand was tough!
Fit Fam in the Park
This past week I got back to Spin class and running. I had a 5K race over the weekend and I did pretty well. It was a hot and hilly one but I managed to get a new PR with hills. Yay me! It feels good to know my training and hill repeats are paying off.
A quick shout out to B for taking this pic at the finish line. Love it!
Hustle for Health 5K
My next challenge is Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I’ve blogged about the 24DC before. You can find my posts and progress under 24 Day Challenge. I can’t wait to get started!!!