Wow. Running recovery, physically and financially can be pricey! Everyone advised me everything else about marathon training except the amount of TIME and money it takes for an ideal recovery – which is critical.
After these past few months I can totally believe NFL Quarterback Russell Wilson spending $1m on his body per year because this 4oz Therabody CBD massage oil was $70 alone… then the time it takes for the massage itself at home… or the money to get one for $150 at a spa like Exhale. Plus a physio place like Myodetox to tune you up at around $180. Then ideally some ice baths, sauna etc – cha-ching, cha-ching chaching. The more miles you run the more bills you are likely to run up.
Nevertheless, I was blessed by Garmin via Girl Gang Crazy with a $350 watch that gives me a more accurate pace (and also showed me the exact moment I had a meltdown over car keys) and overall data assisting with recovery. TBH, I’m weird about wearable tech but let’s see how this goes!
My $99 pink massage gun saved a few hundred dollars vs. the Theragun. It doesn’t replace stretching or massage (so that’s more time) I do usually before bed. It’s great for finding all the hidden kinks on your body that need more than kneading.
Although my post-run stretch ends up being whatever position my body calls for, I have a map on my mat of what yoga pose I might be doing lol.
I eat and drink a lot more but ironically don’t want to cook 🤷🏽♀️ the fatigue is real. Although I still have to eat, these concentrated forms of nutrition are clutch. Thanks to Kat Cole president of Athletic Greens + Chris Manderino founder of Lyfe Fuel for sending me these time savers. They are $99 and $50 a month.
Instead of Epsom salt baths I use pure magnesium for hot soaks. With the skin being the largest organ you are more effectively soaking in minerals and relaxing the muscles and reducing inflammation. I love baths but hate having to take them…. more time lol.
Food-wise, training is a trip and I’ve picked up a few cravings, namely roasted squash, French toast, pears, Doozy Pots mint chocolate chip and of course my Lettuce Grow greens.
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