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Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down On Friday!

July 3, 2012

Remember that song!? Now if only “Call Me Maybe” could become so distant in my memory… Oh wait, but it’s on my workout playlist. Oops.

Anyway, I had so many things to write about that I’m just now getting to last Friday! It was a pretty chill day for me, all but one of the lawyers in the section I work in were out for the day and I ran out of things to do by 2:30pm… So I left at 3. Don’t worry, no one noticed. They weren’t there to notice. Apparently everyone in Chicago turned this past weekend into the holiday weekend? Worked for me!

My day started off with some Cherry Pie Oatmeal! Basically, make my Apple Pie Oats, but use Cherries instead of apples. I had some leftover from the farmers market and wanted to incorporate them into my breakfast! I also heard that cherries help with muscle soreness, so I thought it would be a great post-workout breakfast.

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When I started walking to the gym I had a lot of pain in my left heel. I started freaking out – my plantar fascitis was coming back!!! Ahhhhhh. When I got to the gym I decided to avoid my heel as much as possible, so I did 5 minutes on the elliptical to warm up, and then did a series of upper body strength training moves.

I spent as much time the rest of the day stretching out my calves, icing my foot and rolling my heel on this cool ball:

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Good thing my office buddy was out today… haha all that stretching and ball rolling would have looked a bit awkward. Luckily it helped out because I had zero heel pain on my long run Saturday morning! I was pretty scared about it, but glad it turned out alright!

Every Friday the interns pick somewhere to go to lunch, and this week we went to Hannah’s Bretzel. This pick was kind of for me, since where we’d gone before I couldn’t really order anything since EVERYTHING on the menu except a salad had gluten! Hannah’s Bretzel, however, has gluten free bread! photo 4

I’d been to Hannah’s two times about a year ago, before I stopped eating gluten and their bread was to die for. I had high hopes for their gluten free bread!

photo 3 I ordered half a smoked salmon sandwich and a side salad. I thought I was getting a salad, but ended up with a mix of beets, walnuts and apples. Hey, it worked for me! Unfortunately, the bread did not….

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It was actually pretty disappointing, I ended up picking off a lot of the bread. It was just really dry and tasteless. So far I haven’t had gluten free bread in a restaurant that I liked! Well, other than the Golden Bee!

I did, however, have a fun package to go to! Thursday night I went to a fun run event with Girls On The Run! For those of you just starting to read, I’m running as a Solemate in the Chicago Marathon, which means that I’m fundraising for Girls On the Run. To learn more about it and to donate (EVERY BIT COUNTS!!!) check out my fundraising page!

We ran 3 miles in the 90 degree heat and horrible humidity… haha but it was actually fun because I ran with another girl and had a great time talking to her. While I was there, I also picked up my packet. I didn’t get a chance to open it until Friday, so I dug through to see what we got.

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A mini deodorant sample (haha that’s so going in my purse for the rest of the summer), some chapstick, a sticker, thank you cards to send to people who date, a training plan, some post its and some information about fundraising. We also got these adorable jerseys!!! How cute is that?

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I’ve never gotten a racer-back style running shirt, but I think it’s pretty cute! I’m so excited to be running for Girls on the Run, and even talked to them about being a coach this fall! I would LOVE to do that! I miss working with young girls, I was a camper up through the age of 17 (so I did a CIT type program) and I was a counselor for the summer after my freshman year of college. I really miss it!

 

Have you found that cherries help with muscle soreness?

What’s your favorite style running shirt?

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30 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2012 7:04 am

    I don’t know if they have them in the city, but Cooper’s Hawk has REALLY good GF bread. I love it!

    • July 3, 2012 7:10 am

      They all seem to be in the suburbs, but it says there’s one coming soon in Kansas City! Haha maybe I’ll get my parents to take me…

  2. July 3, 2012 7:10 am

    oooh i love racer back tanks and that one is SO cute!! good luck and that’s awesome that you’ve gotten involved with GOTR… i def want to coach a team sometime, but for now i’m busy coaching a girls soccer team, so gotr has to wait. someday though!

    • July 3, 2012 7:11 am

      Well that’s awesome you’re coaching a girls soccer team! I think it’s really all the same idea – building self esteem through sports!

  3. July 3, 2012 7:10 am

    love that shirt, i hate when restaurants have a salad as the only gluten free choice. my favorite is finding those delicious homemade gluten free breads!

    • July 3, 2012 7:11 am

      I need to find some of those delicious breads! So far all I’ve found is Udi’s that I like.

  4. July 3, 2012 7:59 am

    You would be an awesome coach!!! You should totally do it 🙂

    That stinks about the bread 😦 Hopefully restaurants will start getting better with GF alternatives!

  5. July 3, 2012 8:05 am

    love the shoes 🙂 glad to hear your heel was okay!

  6. July 3, 2012 8:32 am

    I love that you signed up to be a Solemate! I still really want to be involved with them this fall – maybe as an assistant coach. I should probably shoot them an email soon about volunteering! Such a cute running tank!

  7. July 3, 2012 8:54 am

    LOVE your flats – very cute! and you’d be a GREAT coach for sure! 🙂

  8. July 3, 2012 10:48 am

    I have a foot roller that I use on the bottom of my feet at work too. I sit in a big open cubicle space with 3 other people. Luckily they all know that I’m a crazy runner and don’t find it weird. They always sort of laugh like, “oh, there’s Sarah. Massaging her feet again!”

  9. July 3, 2012 11:14 am

    I hope cherries are good for sore muscles because I love them! I will do some hands on research for you and let you know 🙂

  10. July 3, 2012 11:21 am

    Such a disappointment about the bread! There’s a breakfast place down the street from me that has gluten free bread too, I tried it and had similar results. Not that tasty :-/ oh well!

  11. healthhappinessandharmony permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:33 am

    I love that tank!
    I never heard about cherries with muscle soreness, but please let us know if it worked!

  12. July 3, 2012 12:42 pm

    All that bread looks SOOOO delicious!

    And your shoes are super cute!

  13. July 3, 2012 12:56 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I signed up to be a GOTR coach this fall and can’t wait to start. 90 degree heat is HOT to go for a run though….I think I would pass out

  14. July 3, 2012 2:50 pm

    I LOVE HANNAH’S BRETZEL! Their sandwiches are fantastic…I’m sorry to hear about the GF bread though 😦 Did you check out their wall of chocolate? I die.

  15. July 4, 2012 4:14 am

    Love your shoes! I need some like that 🙂

    • July 4, 2012 5:46 am

      Thanks! They were my Christmas gift to myself my senior year of college… haha back when I had a part-time job.

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