It’s amazing but I went to the gym today and ran 3 miles. I was always feel like when I take off a few days from running that when I get back to it I’m not going to be able to run. I still feel slightly sick, stuffy nose and sore throat, but I am much better than yesterday and an easy 3 mile run was just what the doctor ordered….I feel much better now.
I basically stayed between 6-6.5 mph with a sprint at 7 mph for the last 1/4 mile. A nice easy run. I refueled post run with this:
Chia seeds are the new superfood, they are a great source of omega fatty acids and are filled with vitamins, minerals and soluble fiber. According to the back of the package the chia seed was eaten by Aztecs for strength and was a main staple of food along with corn and beans.
Chia seeds also form a gel when mixed with water which is beneficial for endurance athletes because the gel actually helps slow the conversion of carbs into sugar allowing for a more consistent release of energy. You can eat chia seeds as a topping or you can mix 2 tablespoons in water or a sports drink to form a gel.
I like using them as a topping to my yogurt they add a crunchy, nutty flavor to it. Chia seeds have been called the runner’s food because it helps with endurance…..anything that can help my endurance at this point is worth a shot!! I foresee lots of Chia seeds in my diet this week.
Have you tried Chia seeds? What do you think of them?
I hope everyone who celebrates has a Happy Easter tomorrow!!! My plans are to run 7 miles in the am if my body feels good and then Easter dinner will be at my house so I will be very busy cooking.