Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sorry, "Shake, Shake, Shake-- Shake, Shake, Shake -- Shake your bootay! Shake your bootay!" Just popped into my head.
And now it's in yours, too.
This week has already taken an uptick. Yesterday I had my run with the SCRRC (WHICH WAS AWESOME.) I kicked 4 miles in the junk with an AWESOME chick. Man, she was so level headed I just wanted to absorb her into my own head and use her like a Jimminy Cricket. She also started off at 230lbs - and she's been running for about six months. I was just so thankful she hung back with my slow-poke butt.
My pace used to be an 11:30 mile - I'm now down around a 12:00 mile. I'm just glad to still be running, frankly.
So, I have plans to go be BFFs with the Y this afternoon since we have EPIC thunderstorms comng in. Going to go hit the elliptical hard for about 30-35 minutes.
As to the question in my blog title - Protein shakes, does anybody do them? I get the concept (generally) that protein is what helps bond your muscle back together after you've put those little tears into it that exercise does. However, I'm concerned about 1)bulking up (I have no desire to bulk any part of me) and 2) generally doing something frivolous (Remember, you are in the land of a cheap, cheap bastard.)
I bought a tub of Muscle-Milk light and a blender. The blender makes me happy all by itself - so I don't regret that purchase; but, I'm wondering if I really should be consuming the shakes as part of a post-run recovery?
The only thing I do know is that it's RARE that I meet my protein goals for daily consumption, so it might be a good idea to supplement.
I hate being only marginally informed!