Let’s start this post off with some jams I can’t get out of my head:
Shower – Becky G
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor (yay for body positive songs!)
Really Don’t Care – Demi Lovato
Wobble – V.I.C.
Helluva Night – Ludacris
Apparently I’m a 14 year old girl with gangsta roots.
It’s been a while but I’m still up to the same thangs:
-taking selfies after runs
This was a particularly windy run and I foolishly forgot bobby pins and a headband.
-doing yoga challenges on instagram
In the socks and underwear aisle like a classy woman.
-taking Sadie Pants to the vet :( She has an infected nail bed and had an allergic reaction all in the same weekend.
Rocking the sock puppy look so she doesn’t lick her paw
She also gets doggy spa time. I have to soak her paw in an Epsom salt bath twice a day to help her infection. SO HIGH MAINTENANCE.
-golfing when I can
Brag time – I shot a 97 on this day! First time ever shooting under 100!
-getting amazing things in the mail!
My Bia watch finally came! I took it out for a run yesterday and loved it. So much better than holding my phone the entire time.
It’s also been a while since I posted a workout! This one is an important one, especially for runners. I tend to neglect working my backside and it’s come back to bite me in the ass before (sorry for that unavoidable pun). A few year ago when I first started running, my right leg started to really hurt. I did all the normal things you do when you feel something wrong – stretching, being sure to warm up and cool down properly, foam roll, etc – but nothing worked. I finally went to go see a physio and he told me my glutes were really weak which was no bueno for the amount I was running.
You see, your glute muscles are kind of important for running! They hold your pelvis steady, help with hip extension, and stabilize the whole lower body kinetic movement of running. So when your glute muscles are weak, everything from the waist down is affected. For me it resulted in aggravation of my IT band, but weak glutes can also lead to shinsplits and knee problems.
Ever since then, I try to incorporate what I call “booty work” into my strength routine, especially when I know I’m ramping up my running mileage. Lately, it’s been this workout that I’ve been doing every 2-3 days after my runs.
Examples of the exercises:
Remember to do a proper warm up and cool down!
For my runner friends – do you workout your glutes to help your running? If not, give it a shot! Trust me, IT band pains are no fun.
For my non-runner friends – this workout is for you too, not just the runners! Strengthen those glutes baby!
I’ll see you guys later this week!
OH PS: Check out this AMAHZING mug my sister got me as an engagement gift.
SO PERFECT. I love it.