Last night I got home from my run, sat down for a second, took a deep breath and thought:
“What the hell is that smell? Omg it’s ME, get in the damn shower!”
I woke up with a really tight IT band and was worried that I would have a bad run — but it actually turned out to be so much better than expected.
When I first got to the beach I had to pee really badly but the bathroom near the lot where I park was CLOSED!!!! There were a bunch of port-o-potties available but I knew they had been baking in our record-high summer temps all day, and I just wasn’t prepared to deal with that. You know, as runners we tend to embrace port-o-potties in ways other people won’t, but there are limits to this relationship!
Instead of using the port-o I ran down to the next closest bathroom which is about a mile away. This warm up mile should have been done close to 15:00 pace but instead I ran it in about 13 flat! When you gotta go, you gotta go.
What I discovered during this mile was that my calves don’t tighten up if I run at a decent pace.
Almost every single day recently I’ve had to stop and stretch my super tight calves after my w/up mile, but yesterday I was totally good to go! Of course this was just one day, but I can’t stop thinking about it. Have you ever noticed if slow/easy running tends to make any of your muscles feel extra tight?
7pm, 90 degrees, this is the new normal!!!
I’m not totally embracing the weather but I am embracing summery lipsticks :).
If you watched my vlog from over the weekend you saw I tested out a couple of new lip creams. My favorite combo right now is layering NYX soft matte lip cream in Milan with NYX lip butter lipstick in Fizzies! They look kind of dark in the packaging but they are pretty bright when you put them on!
I love NYX lip products because they are super pigmented but really inexpensive! I think both products were only about $5. Best of all? NYX is a cruelty free brand! In the pic above I used the lip cream as the bottom layer and the lipstick on top.
BTW, I had to stop into CVS yesterday to pick up a few things and I noticed NYX lip and eye products are Buy 2 Get 1 Free if you’re interested!
I hope you have a great weekend!
What is your current go-to lip product/brand/color?
Anyone else notice if your muscles tend to tighten up more during slow/easy running?