I'm often guilty of not considering how much of a toll the mental side of life takes on running. I'm not talking about feeling emotional or any such thing. I'm talking about all the work during the week, juggling commitments and dividing up your time between work and leisure activities.
Mid-week, I was not feeling like running. The hills of my new surroundings were not wholly to blame either.
I was starting my first full week in a new job with new responsibilities and having to travel between 3 sites over 5 days!
I was more than ready for my #restday
!🙄 At the end of my long run today, the last mile was hard. Not physically, I was close to home. I just "couldn't be bothered" running that same but of the route for the 4th time today!
So I changed it up a but by detouring into terraces. It was my slowest cool down mile!
My point is this: don't beat yourself up physically or mentally if you're finding it a bit uphill one week. Have a break, do something different and come back ready to rumble.
We never HAVE to run, we GET to run! 😘😉
🤓MCL SPRAIN REHAB: non-acute phase ✔️
Patients with MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain injuries will report pain on the inside of the knee. It’s often a noncontact injury, but the good thing is that the MCL has great blood supply👌and usually heals well with guided rehab and exposure. As long as it’s not a full tear, most MCL sprain patients should make a full recovery. Here are some of the activities that may help beyond the acute phase of the injury.
2️⃣Sidelying hip adduction
3️⃣Hip IROT sliders
4️⃣Standing knee extension + band
5️⃣KB wall squats
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Please remember this is not medical advice. It’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider 👨🏻💼👩🏾💼👨💼👩🏼💼 in your area first.
HEALTHY SHOPPING DOESNT NEED TO BE COMPLICATED FRIENDS ♥️
I know most of us are busy. Full time jobs, mamas, students, bad ass ladies (and gents!!). Sometimes we just NEED food that is fast, and doesn’t involve cooking.
THAT IS OK. You are not committing a diet sin by eating pre-packaged food. Lightly processed is fine, it’s hyper processed foods that tend to cause our hunger/satiety signals into a wonky overload and lead us to eat more.
But picking pre made healthier, nutrient dense, options that are often way better than the things we grab in fast food lines and align with our goals better is going to make a huge difference!
Here’s a variety of snack, meal, and food options in Kroger or similar for your local grocery store than can be microwave/quick friendly, or don’t involve a ton of cooking.
This is great for weeks we just seem to lose the time to prepare food for the week, run out, or need something quick!
I always keep some things like this at work for days I’m hungry, don’t have breakfast or lunch, want to save the $ on buying it but also want something to fit in my goals!
It’s important to note a lot of these items still have the same focus i emphasize for all people: whole grains, veggies, protein, healthy fats! Its okay if your veggies are frozen, and chicken microwaveable... it’s still better than saying “screw it” all together!