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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Marathon Video+Recovery

Morning friends! I am in full recovery mode, recovery from the race and the busy weekend. Last night Hubby and I realized we had no food in the house so we went and got some yummy Thai food for dinner and then hit the grocery store after. I am glad this is a pretty laid back week, no big plans so I can catch up house cleaning, blogging stuff, bootcamp prep, and rest!

This week I am going with a a RAW fruit smoothie every morning to kick of June and the summer! Starting with a GREEN monster!

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  • 3 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup  frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup of ice 
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    I am going to check out Angela’s green monster movement for more ideas for this week!

    I have the TSL Challenge Winner and Recap all ready and can’t wait to share it with you all. I will be posting it around noon my time!

    If you haven’t see it already check out Meghann’s marathon video below, she truly captured our whole marathon experience!!! I so want one of these video cameras! 

    Now time to get some cleaning done before I head to work!

    Question: How many days do you usually rest and recover after a big race??

    I am actually only planning on running twice this week and getting ready for Bobbi’s Bootcamp that starts this Friday morning.

    18 comments:

    Brandi said...

    I LOVE that video - so cute :)

    I'm trying to drink one green smoothie a day, as many days as I can in June, at least! I just feel so good when I do.

    Rose said...

    Loved this video!

    I rested for one day after the half marathon and then did lighter exercise throughout the week.

    Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

    That's so awesome Bobbi! What a great video!!

    I have never run a full marathon but each time I run a half I usually take the next day off. I ran a half on Sunday and I plan to run today. I am still tight but I find that running helps. I may sit in the hot tub too.

    Love the wine glass the green monster is in! I really have to make one this weekend!! :-)

    Amanda said...

    I like to take a day to do nothing after a race and then try to get in a walk and some yoga the next day. Depending on how I feel after that, I will probably hit up the elliptical the next day and ease back into running!

    Loving the Green Monsters - I really like adding flax and I want to try adding oats to it!

    Niki said...

    great video! my two fave bloggers, you and meghann are so inspiring

    @RanchoVibe said...

    Great blog, great video. What is that video camera model, make, etc.? Pretty sharp, clear and good sound for running up and down. LOL. Please inform what make, model? Thx!

    Pearl said...

    the video looks so cool!

    Niki said...

    Great video!! I love the Green Monster in the wine glass!!

    robinbb said...

    I did a marathon on May 24th and ran 3 days last week, all recovery runs and will continue to do 4 recovery runs this week. I am doing another marathon in about 18 weeks, so I am hoping to get back on track next week with my higher mileage and speed work. My knees are still a little sore from last week.

    Kelly Weston kweston@hagerty.com said...

    Hi! I "lurk" and read blogs, have been reading yours for a bit. I wanted to know about "Bobbis bootcamp" maybe i missed that post, is it a challenge? I need something to keep me accountable, i've kinda fallen off the wagon and am trying to get myself back on. :) Thanks!

    Lindsey said...

    Yum. That smoothie looks SO good. I'm going to have to try that one. Just found your blog. Love it!

    Oh She Glows said...

    I love the video!! So fun :) I feel like I was there, lol.

    I love your Green Monster challenge! It works! :)

    Matt said...

    It depends on the race. I've never run a marathon, but I usually run the day after a race. I feel it helps me recover and not tighten up. I always do easy runs for at least a week after a race.

    Danica's Daily said...

    Fun Video!

    Yum - Thai Food - need I say more!

    I LOVE the almond breeze plus banana in my green monsters - it really does make them taste just like milk shakes.

    The potatssium in the banana is great for any soreness and getting the lactic acid out of your muscles - a fun fact in case you didn't know :) LOL

    Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

    Love the video... Congrats to both of you!

    unrefinedathlete said...

    Your green smoothie looks delicious. I will have to try your recipe, since I love those for recovery! Congrats on your marathon finish and thanks for the great blog. I just started www.unrefinedathlete.com and am on twitter @unrefindathlete. We have tons in common, like our love for green smoothies and marathons! I hope your active rest leaves your feeling refreshed this week.

    Gina said...

    Congrats Bobbi! I loved following your journey! You guys are so inspiring!

    Sammie said...

    I love the video. It is so cool to hear what bloggers voices sound like. You guys did an awesome job. Congrats!!