Today was kind of a dreary day and I was craving some comfort food for supper. My mom used to make the dish below when it was a fall weekend, and it always warmed my belly.
WARNING: this is not low fat...or low sodium...it has a zillion calories I'm sure!!!
|Presenting a warm chicken sandwich with peas....|
And of course.....cookies for dessert!
As you know, my knee(s) are quite sore from Saturday's run. I say my knees loosely as I know it's tight quads, hamstrings, and IT bands that are causing the problem. My main form of rehab this week is rolling and stretching. To work along with that, I visited Walmart on the weekend and loaded up on rehab help.....
And finally....Daily Vitamin intake.....
- Vitamin D - Why do we need it?? For runners, low levels of this vitamin may impair performance by increasing the risk of stress fractures and upper respiratory infections, as well as leading to elevated inflammation associated with over-training.
- Vitamin B6 - Vitamin B6 helps to make red blood cells and normalize brain function. B6 also assists the body in breaking down protein, while playing a role in fatty acid metabolism.
- Vitamin C - A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C fights free radical damage. It may help to reduce upper respiratory tract infections, which can occur in athletes following extended endurance exercise.
I have not used this product, but thought that if I were a more dedicated runner it might be something to try. What types of vitamin's do you take every day? Do you find a difference if you miss them for some reason???
Well I'm off to roll/stretch and possibly make some Banana Bread. I started a list of blog topics...so keep checking back to see what my next one will be. It's rest week until my race on Sunday so I've got to fill the time with something!!!
Oh...and one last thing. I ABSOLUTELY love when people text or facebook me and tell me they've signed up for a local race!!! I get all excited inside just thinking of them toe'ing the start line and feeling the adrenaline with all the other runners. And let's not forget about the HUGE accomplishment that everyone feels when they cross the finish line!!! So to all my readers and friends....keep those messages coming! You can do it!!