"It takes bravery to do something no one else around you is doing."
Recovery Tips: While most new runners and walkers get excited about training and racing, the savvy runner or walker will tell you that the time when you are not exercising is equally important. But, contrary to conventional wisdom, recovery is more than just snoozing on the couch after a hard workout. Here are some simple yet very effective ways to make sure you are recovering properly.
Recovery Tools: While it's necessary to work hard during your workouts, it's equally as important to make sure your body gets the recovery it needs. Here are some tutorials from our friends at Trigger Point and Addaday. And don't forget that Fleet Feet offers free massage tutorials every month in our Roll and Recover clinics- RSVP for this free class and learn how to show your muscles some love.
Sleep: Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and athletic performance. Here are some benefits to getting a good night's sleep.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Healthy Eating Recipes: In the midst of all this rain and cold, the best meals warm you from top to bottom. That's exactly what this Roasted Winter Squash Soup from the Sacramento Natural Food Co-op does. Between the sweet squash, savory sage and creamy broth and butter; this is exactly the meal you'll come back to time after time on these cold winter nights.
Brooks "Run Happy" Tip: One of the best ways to get the most out of your training is to make sure you are prepared for the elements. Brooks can help! Layers can help with temperature management while bright colors can make sure you stay visible in low light. Shayna is wearing the Cascadia shell, Greenlight capri, Streaker longsleeve and Launch 4. Jacob is wearing the Drift shell, Greenlight tight, Streaker short sleeve and new Ghost 9. Find these styles and more online at www.fleetfeetsports.com.
Journal Prompt: What is one way you can upgrade your sleep habits tonight?
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Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Cooking Class Discount: As sponsors of No Boundaries, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is providing all Fleet Feet Sacramento trainees the opportunity to take some of their amazing classes at a steep discount. Details here! Thank you Co-op!!
Registered Dietitian: You've now got the exercise part down, but looking for help on what to eat? Sign up for a session with Registered Dietitian, Katy Tenner and learn how to fuel right for your body and you goals.
Triumph: Did you hear? Triumph Cancer Foundation is the sole beneficiary of the Shamrock'n weekend! Register today for the 5k race and know that you are helping cancer survivors in the Sacramento area.
Free Seminars and Clinics: Fleet Feet offers a myriad of free runner and walker seminars and clinics on topics from foam rolling to strength training, good form and more. RSVP today!