Easy 6 Miles before Saturday Time Trail + Love/Hate Cryotherapy + Kuenstler Brewing with Friends

6 easy miles on a Friday was a nice way to start the day! I took them very slow as I didn’t want to have any soreness for my time trial on Saturday. I’ve also never ran 11 miles in two days before a timed run, so I made sure to keep it nice and slow!

I drove to the trail heads again instead of running down from where we live. I wanted to save the legs on any bit of elevation I could and I’m glad I made that choice.

It crazy how slow miles can still feel hard. However, my motto these past few weeks is to trust the process. I believe in that motto very much as I’m already seeing some great results. Day by day, mile by mile. #keepshowingup and keep grinding. Things will eventually click!

I saw a few deer around mile two. I was trying to get to the water fountain at the halfway point before pushing pause on my Garmin but when I saw these cuties I had to stop to get a picture.

I was also very glad to see that the bridges weren’t flooded today. Nature was on my side and I was able to run 3 miles out and three miles back without swimming today! #winning

After my run I headed to work and looked forward to my Friday Cryotherapy appointment. My left shin and glute had been bothering me ever so slightly, so I was anxious to get in the compression boots and freeze my butt off in the chamber after. Such a love/hate relationship I have with that thing. Getting down to -230 degrees you have to talk yourself into it a bit. However, it’s not as bad as it sounds, and totally worth it!

A lot of you have asked about the benefits of Cryotherapy:


Cryotherapy is known to:

  • Decrease Muscle Soreness, Pain and Inflammation
  • Increase Peak Fitness Performance
  • Allow for Immediate Post-Therapy Sports Activity
  • Circulate Nutrient Rich Oxygenated Blood
  • Boosts Metabolic Rate
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Joint Function
  • Overall Faster Return to Athletic Training
  • Decreases Injury Recovery Time
  • Stimulates Body’s Ability to Increase Collagen Production
  • Increase Energy
  • After my favorite part of Friday at ALAMO CITY CRYOTHERAPY I headed to KUENSTLER BREWING where I dropped off Lynn, Erik and Sarah while I went to my appointment. It worked out perfectly as it was less than 2 miles away.

    We were meeting some of our friends there to wish Jana good luck. She is moving to China (yes China) for two years to teach 5th and 6th grade. So, naturally we got a bunch of runners and friends in a brewery to wish her good luck! Prost! Good luck Jana, we can’t wait to see all the adventures ahead for you!

    The picture with me is blurry, I need to remember to change the setting in selfie mode. 🙂

    We had a good time catching up, snacking on cheese and pretzels (thanks Whitney) and everyone enjoyed the beer. I had a Diet Coke as I wasn’t about to risk a single second off this morning’s time trial.

    Erik thought he was funny not smiling in a single picture. Doesn’t my girl look pretty?!

    We are going to miss Erik and Sarah when they leave tomorrow. It feels like they’ve been here for a long time, but in the best way. We’ve had a lot of fun getting to know each other more!

    This morning is my time trial and then Fredericksburg so I’m sure I’ll have lots to report tomorrow! 7 miles at the track and putting eyes on our wedding venue equals a pretty awesome Saturday!

    Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to quit, and the part that wants to keep going to see and feel new possibilities.

    These possibilities become reality as your heart, soul and legs reach new heights and goals. Relish in them. Then dig deep and keep reaching! We are capable of much more than we will ever know is possible.

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