July 3, 2012 by Katie
Remember that song!? Now if only “Call Me Maybe” could become so distant in my memory… Oh wait, but it’s on my workout playlist. Oops.
Anyway, I had so many things to write about that I’m just now getting to last Friday! It was a pretty chill day for me, all but one of the lawyers in the section I work in were out for the day and I ran out of things to do by 2:30pm… So I left at 3. Don’t worry, no one noticed. They weren’t there to notice. Apparently everyone in Chicago turned this past weekend into the holiday weekend? Worked for me!
My day started off with some Cherry Pie Oatmeal! Basically, make my Apple Pie Oats, but use Cherries instead of apples. I had some leftover from the farmers market and wanted to incorporate them into my breakfast! I also heard that cherries help with muscle soreness, so I thought it would be a great post-workout breakfast.
When I started walking to the gym I had a lot of pain in my left heel. I started freaking out – my plantar fascitis was coming back!!! Ahhhhhh. When I got to the gym I decided to avoid my heel as much as possible, so I did 5 minutes on the elliptical to warm up, and then did a series of upper body strength training moves.
I spent as much time the rest of the day stretching out my calves, icing my foot and rolling my heel on this cool ball:
Good thing my office buddy was out today… haha all that stretching and ball rolling would have looked a bit awkward. Luckily it helped out because I had zero heel pain on my long run Saturday morning! I was pretty scared about it, but glad it turned out alright!
Every Friday the interns pick somewhere to go to lunch, and this week we went to Hannah’s Bretzel. This pick was kind of for me, since where we’d gone before I couldn’t really order anything since EVERYTHING on the menu except a salad had gluten! Hannah’s Bretzel, however, has gluten free bread!
I ordered half a smoked salmon sandwich and a side salad. I thought I was getting a salad, but ended up with a mix of beets, walnuts and apples. Hey, it worked for me! Unfortunately, the bread did not….
It was actually pretty disappointing, I ended up picking off a lot of the bread. It was just really dry and tasteless. So far I haven’t had gluten free bread in a restaurant that I liked! Well, other than the Golden Bee!
I did, however, have a fun package to go to! Thursday night I went to a fun run event with Girls On The Run! For those of you just starting to read, I’m running as a Solemate in the Chicago Marathon, which means that I’m fundraising for Girls On the Run. To learn more about it and to donate (EVERY BIT COUNTS!!!) check out my fundraising page!
We ran 3 miles in the 90 degree heat and horrible humidity… haha but it was actually fun because I ran with another girl and had a great time talking to her. While I was there, I also picked up my packet. I didn’t get a chance to open it until Friday, so I dug through to see what we got.
A mini deodorant sample (haha that’s so going in my purse for the rest of the summer), some chapstick, a sticker, thank you cards to send to people who date, a training plan, some post its and some information about fundraising. We also got these adorable jerseys!!! How cute is that?
I’ve never gotten a racer-back style running shirt, but I think it’s pretty cute! I’m so excited to be running for Girls on the Run, and even talked to them about being a coach this fall! I would LOVE to do that! I miss working with young girls, I was a camper up through the age of 17 (so I did a CIT type program) and I was a counselor for the summer after my freshman year of college. I really miss it!
Have you found that cherries help with muscle soreness?
What’s your favorite style running shirt?