I went on THE BEST RUN I’ve had in more than 3.0 months! I tackled 7.0 miles and I felt so strong the entire time. This run was unique because I was trying out Kinesio Taping, which my physical therapist did this afternoon.
As the PT put it, kenesio taping gives you Shar Pei knees. 🙂
I guess it’s almost like knee sleeves, but better! I loved the kinesio taping — it has a little bit of stretch so it felt more flexible than the athletic tape I usually use. Also, my PT told me that you should let the tape "settle" for about 20 minutes before exercising or you’ll just sweat it off (which explains the issues I’ve been having with the other tape).
When I set out on my run, a major thunderstorm had just passed, but it looked pretty gloomy out.
Within 1.0 mile, it started to pour again — and I mean POUR. It rained HARD for almost the entire run. Thank goodness I was wearing a hat! I never mind running in the rain (I actually kind of prefer it), but I do hate dodging puddles. My sneakers were soaked by the time I got home.
As mentioned, it was an amazing run. I never felt tired, I never felt sore…. I just RAN. The old Caitlin is back!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 6 seconds
- Distance: 7 miles
- Calories Burned: 560
And here are my afternoon eats…. Around 2 PM, I had a Z-Bar (in the car!):
About 1 hour before my run, I had a bowl of granola + skim milk:
After my run, I drank a glass of milk and showered.
While I was stretching, a commercial for Papa John’s came on and the Husband said, "Ooooo I really want pizza now!" And I said, "AHH so do I!" So we went to the local pizza place and got a pie.
I drank a Perrier and ate two garlic rolls while we waited for the pizza to come out:
And I had two slices of vegetarian pizza:
7.0 miles makes me a very, very hungry girl! It was delicious! We need to do (sober) pizza runs more often. 🙂
- Note: Check out Leslie’s blog, The Whole Plate. If she gets 30 comments on this post, her grocery store will donate 30 boxes of cereal to a food bank. Very cool!
Those garlic rolls looked good.