Remember recovery is important and SNOW!!

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monday- 5 miles on TM + core workout

Since I’m slowly easing back into running more mileage I’m reminding myself just how important rest and recovery is. If you don’t want to get injured it’s always best to play it smart. I ran 6 miles on Saturday and it was pretty speedy for me. I took Sunday completely off and then yesterday I ran slow(for me) to give my body time to recover. Not every workout needs to be the fastest. It’s really hard for me not to go faster on the TM so I try and give myself enough time to finish the workout and not feel rushed. Saturday’s run was a 9:20 pace, and yesterday it was a 10 min pace.

Then I made sure to stretch, so important!!

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After running, J helped me with chores like vacuuming and cleaning out the fridge. After we finished cleaning out the fridge J said it was time to go to the store because we had no food left. He was right ha.

Before the store we went to the park. I told J Sunday night that if he slept without crying or coming out of his room we would have a picnic at the park. He may be getting a little big for the baby swings, but he has his carrot so it’s all good. This boy loves carrots haha

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Little did I know it was going to snow! My friend Heather was crazy with me and we stayed for as long as we could, but it was so cold! No picnic, but the kids didn’t have a care in the world, they just played and tried to catch some snow.

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We rushed to the store, then headed home to snuggle and watch Christmas shows and make banana bread. The best way to spend a cold day.

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That night we had family night on reverence because J has been a little rowdy during church lately. Totally understandable for a 3 year old not to sit still for 1 hour(the other 2 he gets to play with friends) but I want him to understand why we’re reverent at church. We played a game, sang, and then practiced being reverent.  Then made caramel apple pie apples. The best!

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how many rest days do you take?

do you have certain days that you do certain chores around the house?

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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2 Responses to Remember recovery is important and SNOW!!

  1. jumpeatrun says:

    That caramel apple looks sooooo good.
    I definitely like to take one FULL rest day off a week. So important, especially when training for something!

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