No, there isn't really an app for recovery. But Friday I was definitely recovering from the Thursday run. My hips were tight and aching all day. I had to waddle. (Commence pity party)
Speaking of apps...my blogger friend Our Debt Blog (no known name for him so I'll call him Mr. Blog) told me about an app that he likes better than the Garmin. Better than the Garmin?? No way.
It's called Run Keeper and it's free for iphones and droids. It may be available for other smartphones as well. Not sure about that. Anyway, it does so much! I'm really impressed with this app. It will let you set intervals. You can sign up for fitness classes and let Jeff Galloway train you for a 5k. Or you can train all the way up to a marathon. You can track other activities like hiking, cycling, rowing, etc. It calculates how many calories you burn. It keeps track of your pace. It talks to you and lets you know your average pace, distance and time. It keeps track of your route with Google maps. Love. it. FREE.
It also syncs with my Withings wifi scale and keeps track of my weight. I hope this isn't visible to the world. :-/
After your workout you can upload it to Facebook, Twitter and a bunch of other places I've never heard of. You can even sync it with your Polar heart rate monitor. Amazing, I tell ya!!
AND.....if you pay extra (not sure how much) and become an elite member, if you run in a race your family and friends can watch you in real time during the race! How freakin' cool is that?!
OK. Now that I'm finished gushing over my new app (thanks, Mr. Blog) I'll tell you some about my day.
Breakfast was cooked by my hubby: turkey sausage with a little sugar free pancake syrup (just a little bitty bit) and some scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa. Yum!
That morning I was looking through one of my new history books that I got and found my family in there! My maiden name was Pattison and the little town of Pattison, TX is named after a great, great, etc grandfather. So cool. It makes history come alive. Yes, they did have a plantation and slaves. Can't change the past. It happened. Sure would like to have that old homestead though.
Rachel had another meeting for some other activity so we dropped her off there and went browsing at Gander Mountain (I got a "life is good" shirt) and Academy (got two wicking shirts on clearance).
After she was finished we headed to Paulie's in Houston for lunch/dinner.
With a wall of windows facing Westheimer, I love the casual feel of this place. It's somewhere that you can slow down, take your time, and relax.
I behaved myself and got a Caesar salad with grilled tuna.
The rest of the family, however, indulged in some majorly good food. Fettucini alfredo, pizza, chicken piccata. It is so difficult being this self righteous. LOL
And then the kids got some of Paulie's famous cookies. Restraint. That's the word for the day. Pure restraint. Yes, feel free to applaud me. It was a major victory not to devour those friggin cookies.
Oh my god. Look at them! Moving on....
Got home and relaxed a bit before I decided that I absolutely must go for an evening bike ride. The temps had cooled somewhat and there was a slight breeze. The sunset was gorgeous.
It wasn't a fast ride. It wasn't a long ride. Just 5.2 miles of happiness. Nothing wrong with that. And I used my new Run Keeper app. Love me some gadgets. :)
For a snack/dessert I had a few sugar free caramel drops by Russel Stover. Oh my. All on sale for $1 per bag at Kroger right now.
Eventually my salad did wear off so I finished the day with a PB2/chocolate protein powder/almond milk shake. Really hit the spot.
I'm hoping my hips get back in the game soon. And I hope you are enjoying your weekend.