Thursday, November 3, 2011

What not to do before a half...

I normally have a pretty regimented routine the week before a race. I eat mainly lean protein/veggies, I drink a lot of water and I roll my legs. It worked well for the last half and I swear by it.

This week - that has not happened. none of it.

Two positive things I have done for myself this week -

Yoga - I have consistently taken 2-3 yoga classes a week for the past 3 months. This has done WONDERS for my running. I do not have pain. I don't have pain in my hip, I don't have pain in my hamstring, I don't have pain in my hip flexor, none. No pain. At. all.. that's amazing to me.

Massage - I was referred to a masseuse by a couple of people, Kelly VanLeeuwen. She is awesome and does a great job of digging into areas that really bother me. My butt/piriformis/hamstring pain has gone away from seeing her.

She also does Thai massage which I would like to try one day. It sounds awesome. 

Here's where things went wrong - 

My eating has been WAY off. I think it might have something to do with the house. When I get stressed, I eat. poorly. So.... this won't be my best half. But it'll still be lots of fun, I'm going with my mom and grandma, I love Savannah and I feel well rested. 


  1. Have a fun race!! So special that you can share the experience with your mom and grandma!

  2. I wish I was going!! You're going to do great :)