Hello there! I had a great weekend! I got caught up on some much needed sleep after getting back from my trip. I was in bed before 9 on Friday night. Call me grandma!
I started off my Saturday with a long 9.8 mile run. The run itself went pretty well. After the run was the problem. My legs, especially my knees, just ached. I haven’t been doing so great with my stretching. I know, I know…I need to really work on that.
The race is in 3 weeks and I am starting to get a bit nervous. My coworkers and I are going to start tapering our runs this coming weekend. The race will be here before I know it!
I did try a new recovery drink post-run called reGen. The wonderful people over at reGen sent me their product to sample after reading that I was training for the 1/2 marathon in December. Thanks!
*my opinions of this product are honest and my own.
reGen focuses on having a 3:1 carb to protein ratio. “Well-documented research shows that this ratio helps refuel muscles after intense exercise, aiding muscle recovery.”
The stats: Per 11 ounces, 200 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 35 grams carbohydrate, and 11 grams protein.
A few tidbits about reGen:
- “reGen has been clinically proven to increase endurance by an average of 9.7%, which can have a significant impact on an athlete’s performance.”
- “reGen recovery beverage is 99.9 percent lactose-free, and may be easily digested by individuals with lactose intolerance.” (Unlike chocolate milk)
- “reGen recovery beverage has been clinically shown to improve muscle recovery by an average of 25 percent more than the leading carbohydrate and electrolyte beverage.”
The verdict: Yum yum! This drink tasted great! It was smooth and not too sweet. This flavor tasted like a chocolate milkshake. I am not always in the mood to eat soon after exercising, so this would be a perfect alternative.
With my long run, I did need additional fuel and electrolytes in addition to this drink. That being said, I would love to drink this after my shorter runs, weight training, or even before a workout.
Later that evening…
I attended my friend’s engagement dinner party. The dinner was held at a restaurant in the Venetian hotel called Tintoretto Bakery.
The restaurant is modeled after a cute Italian bakery.
For dinner, we had a set menu with a few different options.
I was pretty hungry so I had to dig into the bread basket.
While waiting for dinner, we took a few pictures.
My friend Daniella and I. She is also doing the 1/2 marathon so we got in a lot of talk about running throughout the night…as well as a few complaints regarding our aching joints and blisters!
The bride to be (center) and the bridesmaids.
I went with the salad versus the soup. I am so glad I did. The dressing was fantastic.
For my entree, I chose the Penne Vodka with a side of vegetables. It was delicious! I loved the bits of fresh mozzarella on top. Super yum!
The side of vegetables was also an A+! The side included potatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, and zucchini.
All together now.
I couldn’t finish everything. The portions were pretty big as you can see.
I did have a bit of room for dessert though. I had a few tastes. The chocolate desserts were my favorite…of course!
Since my legs were super sore, I decided to stretch ‘em out by going to a yoga class. The instructor was new and I really enjoyed the class. She had us doing many different poses and there wasn’t much repetition.
I took most of Sunday to relax and get ready for the work day tomorrow. I hope you had a nice weekend!
Other Swanky Scoop:
- I will be posting a recap of my trip to Boston this week. Stay tuned!
What is your post workout drink/meal? What did you do this weekend?