Long run Saturday + 2 hours Volleyball Sunday= Tired
So I went for a 5 mile "Recovery Run" yesterday. No time in mind, just running for fun. It was a nice day. The only thing of note was a VERY strange. It was sunny and probably around 50's, I felt warm for most of the run. As I turned a familiar corner I got COLD and could see my breath?? For the next 100 yards I was freezing. It was like in Harry Potter when the Dementors come. Then it was gone.. Hmmmm Ghost of the trails, leave me alone, I am trying to train for a Marathon here!!
Welcome to Test Lab Tuesday! The day I dedicate to all things I review..
Living, Eating and Running
Super Mario for the Wii:
Many many people have told me how fun this game is and boy were they right!! When I was younger I would spend hours playing old school Mario on the box Nintendo. Remember back in the day when you could go one direction, had a time limit and when you died you had to start over?? This game has some similarities, so I can play!! My only gripe is I push down too hard with my thumbs so it gets sore :) Out of video game shape I guess.
Fruits and Vegetables:
A very cool handout was passed out at my work about tips to get in FIVE a day of fruits and veggies, thought I would pass on the tips. Yes some of them are pretty obvious, but good reminders :)
-Top Pancakes, waffles, cereal or oatmeal with sliced fruit, dried fruit or mixed berries.
-Make a smoothie by blending fresh or frozen fruit with milk, soy milk or yogurt.
-Add onions, peppers, spinach, mushrooms or tomatoes to scrambled eggs or an omelet.
-Add dark leafy greens, tomatoes, onions, peppers or avocado to sandwiches.
-Enjoy Vegetable soups like bean, lentil, tomato, split pea or butternut squash.
-Include a colorful salad with a variety of greens, beans and vegetables.
-Add pureed vegetables to soups, pasta sauces, or casseroles.
-Add lots of colorful vegetables to pizzas, wraps, or burritos.
-Stir-fry a mixture of vegetables with lean meat or tofu.
-Buy pre-cut veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots and snap peas.
-Stock individual servings of canned peaches, pears or applesauce at work.
-Carry small zip-lock of dried fruit in your purse, briefcase or gym bag.
Brooks Green Silence HERE:
I was sent the prototype of the Green Silence shoes to test. The first thing I noticed was how light weight the shoes are, feels like wearing slippers.
What Brooks says:
Make an eco-statement with the Green Silence racing flat. Each and every part in this fast, groundbreaking shoe has a sustainable element, including soy-based inks and recycled materials. And in this case, "green" goes hand-in-hand with the great performance you expect from Brooks. The Green Silence helps you take responsibility, and first place—with good karma to spare. Weight: 6.9 oz
Tall Mom Thoughts:
These are for sure racing shoes. With all the talk about barefoot running lately I think Brooks may be on to something. I plan to wear the Green Silence for 5K's and not too often for training. Funny story, I wore the shoes to Fleet Feet to buy my Marathon training shoes. The guy helping me was ready to steal the shoes off my feet he was so excited.. My only gripe is the McDonald's color does not match with much, but trust me I will have a race outfit to match come summer.
***BONUS: 75% of the shoe's materials are post-consumer recycled. I love love the GREEN aspects of this product. To find out MORE about Green Silence click HERE.
Road ID HERE:
Safety should be one of the first things runner's think of when they head out the door. If the worst should happen how would my family know? Road ID has created a simple way to wear product to give athletes a name on the road. With wrist, ankle and shoe options, there is a product for each of us.
What Road ID Says:
If you are a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just a person who doesn't sit on the couch all day, Road ID is for you. This awesome piece of gear not only looks good but it could save your life. In the event of an accident, if you can't speak for yourself, your Road ID will. Available in 6 different styles. It's not just a piece of gear - it's peace of mind
Tall Mom Thoughts:
I have a pink wrist ID that I won at a race this summer, I LOVE LOVE that this piece of gear can be customized to fit what I want. Yes I put my safety info, but the last line I had room for something special so engraved the words "Always With my Boys." I was recently sent an ankle ID to test and I am very excited!!
- If you have a product you would like to see featured on Tall Mom Test Lab Tuesday please email me tallmomontherun (@) hotmail.
- Question for the day: What do you eat the night before a long run or race? and Why? Answers may be featured in Test Lab Tuesday next week.