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When I began writing this article this song popped into my mind and I thought you better run, better run... but make sure you're ready or you could be in for a tough and ugly start to the season! A lot of you haven't run much, maybe evenat all for a few months, and some of you maybe never have but you're thinking this year is the year.
Well, in complete admission of ignoring my own better knowledge and learning the slightly more difficult way, I thought I'd share a few tips. You see I went about going for a 6km run in February after not having run at all in about a month, and running quite minimally prior to that since about November. That didn't quite do me in, but then doing some sprints up a nearby ravine in snow boots (I was tobogganing down the hill hence the snow boots), and a bunch of shovelling left me with some very uncomfortable foot pain, such that I was limping for almost a week, and I was lucky, sometimes people are out for a while with their injuries. Springtime is the time when so many people are at risk for outdoor fitness injuries because their minds are more gung ho than their bodies are ready for the added intensity. Follow these tips to ensure you're fitness plan pans out the way you hope:
Take it Easy. Sure last year you ran a marathon, became a randonneur, and completed the Spartan Beast, then you carried on with your lifting workout 3 times a week throughout the winter months. Even if you carried on with a workout through the winter, unless it didn't change at all you are not in the same shape you were, and even if you don't look that different in the mirror. You may even be stronger if you hit the weights more, but our bodies work on specificity, in other words doing specific activities, so make sure you ease into anything you haven't done in a while. Not sure how to ease into what you want to do? We can write you a personalized program to help you reach your training goals for this year.
Do all the other kids have more pumped up kicks? Seriously how's your gear from last year looking? While last yea's kicks may have fit like a glove and felt amazing it may be because you worked them into that "just for you" shape, that may also mean thatthe structure supporting your foot is kaput. The same goes for your bike, blades, helmet or any other gear required for your sport. Is it still good and safe to use? Or do you need new parts or a tune-up?
I am getting so hot I want to take my clothes off! Springtime training almost always requires layers, it's that time of year where if you wear too heavy of a sweater and or too light of a jacket with only a t-shirt beneath, you could find yourself uncomfortably hot, or worse, wet with sweat and a cold headwind upon you. This time of year it's important to layer, especially if your sport involves travel and can take you far from home.
Urgent urgent emergency!!! Remembering (or learning!!!) all traffic and safety laws that apply to your activity. No but seriously. It's about the least fun part of it all, but it sucks that most runners and cyclists loathe each other and it's got to do in large part with one or both parties at some point being aware of common courtesy/etiquette within the sport and/or traffic laws and safety. And really if you're riding your bike with both earphones in on a main road, you are literally risking your life for a song; use your head to keep it, and every other part of you, safe! Obligatory safety rant complete.
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I discovered baking cabbage, not in a roll, but just on its own and it has changed my relationship with this vegetable. As in I eat it more than once a year now!
1 large head of cabbage
Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Cut a large head of cabbage into 8 wedges and cut out the hard part of the core leaving just enough so that it holds together for serving and flipping it's then easy enough to cut out the rest when eating it.
2. Grease a roasting pan or baking dish with olive oil, add cabbage wedges leaving ample room between them, drizzle with olive oil salt and pepper. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until softening and edges begins to brown
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup or sugar dissolved in a bit of water
1 large clove garlic minced
1 tbsp sesame seed oil
1. Combine all in a jar or bottle and shake vigorously
2. Drizzle on baked cabbage to serve.
3. Oooommmmm Nom Nom!
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