I get asked a lot how my body recovers!
Rest, a lot of REST. I don’t sleep long hours, and can function on pretty minimal sleep but I do take naps, and after hard/ long runs and work outs, I do watch hours of TV to keep myself resting. WATER!Anyone who spends anytime with me knows how much water I drink, hence needing to know where a rest room is at all times. RECOVERY!It’s habit now but I drink a CorePower after every work out. Whatever you do to refuel, and refuel properly try to make it a habit. I have seen people eating Chicken in the gym, so whatever floats your boat! I would reccomend CorePower and not just because I get to run with them, but because it’s amazing tasting, has all the right ingredients ( think it’s made from REAL MILK), and is easy to digest. It’s a no brainier for me! It’s also super easy to keep in my gym bag and grab directly after a work out!
HYDRATE! I hydrate and not just with water! I love natural and real ingredients and that is why I run on SKRATCH. As the name says, this stuff is made from SKRATCH. It’s easy on the stomach and has some awesome flavors for both winter and summer. Think Hot Apple Cinnamon in the Winter and refreshing Pineapple in the SUMMER! When we sweat we loss more then just water, Skratch helps put whats lost and what’s needed back in our bodies in a healthy, natural way. Yes Sugar is the first ingredient, but healthy, natural sugars, are good for us in some cases ( like re-hydrating!) You can read more about SKRATCH HERE! They just sent me a bunch of new flavors perfect for summer that I can not wait to share with you guys and their yummy-ness! Yup that’s a new Cycling Singlet from them, looks like this whole Triathlon thing may actually be happening!
CROSS TRAIN & BOTTCAMP! I never really believed all the hype for Core Power, Strength Training and Cross Training. I know right, I will run 20 miles without hesitation, but you want me to do some planks, and lift weights and I begin to question you ASAP. I GET MY BUM KICKED DAILY BY BEANTOWN BOOTCAMP! I’m the Marketing Director there, so if you live in Boston, and want a good work out we can hook you up! Just show up! Seriously without learning the importance of CORE WORK for a runner and Strength Training I would never have survived all these marathons injury free. So find a group, a friend, a gym, a video, anything to motivate you to hit some weights ( they don’t have to be crazy HEAVY!) and a mat for those ABS!.
DRINK more WATER then you think you need
Focus on FORM when working your ABS
STRENGTH TRAIN your own body weight is enough for most women
Find a Product that works to HYDRATE and another that helps you RECOVER!
I am also really excitied to be part of this SWEAT PINKcommunity!