This week’s must haves are random. There is no rhyme or reason to their necessity, other than it is what I am currently obsessed with && use on a daily basis.
First things first, I saw the ortho today for the foot pain I’ve been having during my runs. For those of you who don’t know, for the last two weeks, I would get pain on top of my foot and down into my big toe. It would only make an appearance on my runs over 7 miles. I can’t really explain the pain, other than a charlie horse like cramp && some severe sharp pains, which would make lifting my foot darn near impossible. I made it through my first 20 mile training run without any issues, but during this past weekends half marathon, I was struggling to complete the last 3 miles. Thanks to the beautiful Melissa, I was able to talk myself into finishing, but knew I couldn’t ignore it anymore. The good news is, I do not have a stress fracture, and he doesn’t see any kind of tendinitis. Just over use, as most, “elite athletes” experience. I couldn’t help but smile when he called me an elite athlete. But anyways, he just told me I have to mess around with my compression socks//shoes//and simply find what works. Sounds easy enough, which leads me to my first MUST HAVE!
Any athlete has a love//hate relationship with ice. It’s cold, it’s not pleasant, it burns, but it makes your pains feel so good for 20 minutes. Then heat is every mans best friend; achy backs, sore muscles, headaches, it makes everything feel amazing. For me, it’s helping this foot heal && get stretched out.
I cannot leave home without chapstick. My fav is Baby Lips. I’m pretty sure I have one in every coat && purse, at school, in the car, and in my gym bag. I hate the feeling of dry lips, plus this gives just the right amount of shine.
These bad boys are oh so yummy, and are a runner’s perfect snack post-run. They are organic, and come in so many delicious flavors [[apple cinnamon, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, mango, original, peach apricot ((MY FAV)), and a couple more]].
This bad boy has become my best friend the last couple of days, as I let my foot rest. She’s been so good to me && pushes me to become a better athlete. She is the best cross training equipment I have ever used. Getting stronger && faster is my plan.
We see each other everyday, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes. You should try it. You will be addicted. Your life will change. You will be happy! 🙂
So there you have it, my first ever “Monday Must Haves”! What are the things you cannot live without this week?