I haven’t shared any interesting links/reads with you guys in forever! Here are a few sites that caught my eye lately.
I’ve been having serious issues with my left leg (from the top down)! I went and saw another physio therapist last week, and he thinks by strengthening my hips and loosening my calf muscles I should be ok.
He also gave me an awesome warmup to do, which will really help to open my hips and prepare my legs for a workout.
It’s actually from Lesley Paterson, the bad-ass beauty who races (and often wins) XTERRA events. It takes 10 minutes and focuses on dynamic stretching.
Ironman transfer program
One of the scariest things about signing up for an Ironman (in my opinion) is not knowing if you’ll make it to the start line. Will you get injured? Will life events come up preventing you from participating? An Ironman is not a cheap entry fee ($750+), and it would be a hard pill to swallow to lose it.
I was so happy to read Ironman has implemented a North American transfer pilot program. It’s not perfect, but I think it’s an awesome step in the right direction, allowing people to transfer Ironman races or move down to a 70.3! Read the fine print for all the details.
(The Challenge Family offers a decent cancellation policy and is growing a ton!)
I’m a beach lover through and through. The tables at our wedding were actually beach names of places we’ve visited together.
We’ve only been to two of Tripadvisor’s best beaches, so it looks like we need to plan a few beach vacations!
I’ve had a few different plants at work, all of which die in my care. I want to get another one and remembered an old article I read, The 6 Best Plants for a Healthy Office, from Men’s Health.
I have direct sunlight, so I’m thinking peppermint since they say it’s easy to care for!
Do you do a proper warmup before a workout? What’s your favourite beach?