Here I sit at my computer thumbing through Endurance News, trying to find the PERFECT product that is going to make me a better athlete. I think I will read the article titled, Getting faster as you get older. It talks about training, nutrition, supplementation, hydration, injury, and of course, rest and recovery. Yeah, that article really caught my eye. I could spend my whole paycheck in one sitting ordering products that will do it all! Would I really get any faster? Probably not. I think that so much of how we do comes down to genetics, age and the old saying, "how bad do you want it?"
I did order Recover-Ease today. It is suppose to help your body recover faster and more completely from your hardest efforts. It reduces stress hormones, improves immune function, stimulates tissue repair and manages muscle soreness. It also claims to increase your breast size by two cups and for you men, to grow lot's of hair on your chest. (psych......just kidding about the boobs and the hairy chest). But anyhoo, I am excited to try the Recover-Ease as it comes in a pill form, and that makes it easier for me to take as opposed to drinking some sickly sweet drink after a long run or race. Yuck!! I figure I should try it out before my stage race in Costa Rica. I know that recovery will play an important part of my success at The Coastal Challenge in January.
I have had a few short, nice runs this week following TRT. My plantar fasciitis is really putting a few new swear words in my vocabulary, but other than that, I feel really good. I went to the gym today and did some upper body work, and felt like a dope as I sat there trying to remember how to use some of the equipment. I tried to act casual, but I think it was obvious that I didn't have a fricken clue how to use a lot of the stuff. I will get that figured out this next week, so I don't look so s.t.u.p.i.d.
It's late and I need to hit the hay. I think that I will ask Matt to rub my poor tired achy feet before I fall asleep. I think I read that foot massages are crucial to the health of runners feet, especially if you have PF!! I've got to go, I can't remember where I put the foot cream!