Sunday, June 29, 2008
Happy Birds, Happy Weekend
This weekend proved to be a good running weekend after all. The smoke and haze continues to clear and things are looking up! On Friday, my brother Wally and I went for a 3.5 hour run in Sugarloaf park. It was warm and humid with spots of blue sky threating to emerge. Our run was a good one. I hadn't been on that trail for several months. The trails were so overgrown and it was confusing trying to stay on the right path. Today, Karen, Leslie and I ran up to Big Rock. We ran for 3.5 hours also. We did a lot of climbing and descending. Up and down we went. It was a great run for me as I didn't feel tired or stiff afterward. I think that is a first in a long time. I hope that is a sign that I am getting more fit.
I heard recently that chocolate milk can be a great recovery drink. I tried it today after our run and did it taste good! I might need to make that a habit, we'll see. Findings suggest that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbs to protein to help refuel tired muscles. I can drink chocolate milk so much easier than drinking some sweet recovery drink after a long run. Anything with the word chocolate in it has gotta be good! Try it, you might like it.
Have a happy Monday everyone. I am finding it increasingly harder to keep positive in this economy. Tomorrow I will focus on the positive aspects of our world. Keep smiling! Peace out.