I hope everyone had a great holiday! Christmas was quiet and relaxing (and warm!) in San Francisco. I’ve been sick this week (coughing, sniffling, sneezing, aching…NyQuil label stuff) so no running for a few days (boo!). I really wanted to share some of the great running gifts I received from my boyfriend, mostly notably a shiny new pair of Asics!
I’ve been running in Brooks for a few months, but ever since I started wearing them I’ve been experiencing varying degrees of shin pain. It may be completely coincidental, but I decided I wanted to go back to running in Asics. So, Rich got me the updated version of my favorite running shoes 🙂
Along with a hat to run in…
Maybe later, I don’t drink when I’m sick
…and a Muscle Toothbrush
aka “The Stick”
I’ve already been using the muscle roller daily-it hurts like a beotch but it really digs deep and gets those knots out that I would generally rather pretend do not exist.
I can’t wait to take out my new shoes for a spin, but not until I am well. Alas, I have today off to stay in bed and catch up on Project Run…I mean…catch up on that one documentary about Planet Earth and learn about animals, the environment and stuff.
On one hand it’s kind of a bummer I can’t run. On the other, I value rest. We runners put our bodies through a lot, sometimes forgetting that resting and healing is actually good for us. I’ve had a small nagging pain in my lower leg that I don’t feel anymore after several days of no running. I have a half marathon to prep for on January 19th, but I’m already ahead of my training schedule. So mostly positives.
Great gift-giver and I at a wedding on Saturday
Anyone else receive some great running gifts?
Stay healthy everyone!