Seaweed Soak

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely morning <3

Today, I can almost walk like a normal person, and I accredit that to this:

seaweed

Notice the slightly green color???

A SEAWEED bath!

I used this pack of Repechage seaweed bath that my friend Ashley (whose birthday is today! Happy Birthday, friend!) gave me when I was complaining that I felt like death last week.

repechage

As you guys know, I’m a huge fan of Repechage (from my skincare post), and seaweed acts as an anti-inflammatory due to the high magnesium levels and iodine- the benefits are absorbed directly through the skin. Read more benefits of seaweed baths here. I figured it would be a good way to ease my aching leggies, despite the fact that I despise baths (soaking in your own filth = not my cup of tea).

Viesa was frightened when she heard the bath water running… she hates baths, too 🙂

Vies

It was actually –dare I say it- very pleasant and relaxing. I chilled with a Runner’s World mag (to remind me that I DO want to run again, haha) and got out feeling pretty bueno.

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I went up into the yoga room and did the Lunar Meditation from the Shiva Rea DVD, some ab work and stretching.

shiva

‘Twas lovely, and today I am not walking like a peg-legged pirate. All is right in the world 😀

I came back downstairs, watching 500 days of summer (it was very cute, but the music was the best part), then called it a night.

This morning, I was stoked for oats.

oats

They look SPIKY, huh? 😀

I used the standard mix of:

1/3 C oat bran

goji berries, maca, cacao nibs, chia seeds, cinnamon

1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

1/2 banana

almond milk

cacao nibs

1 T almond butter

And it was pretty face rocking 😀

I’m off to the bank, Wizzle for groceries, then getting ready for work. I may attempt an easy elliptical sesh today… we shall see.

See ya this afternoon with the giveaway winner (you still have a couple of hours to enter!) <3

xoxo,

G$

Something to think: “Make it yours, and own it.” Many of you asked me about the pilot’s pep talk he gave me before the half marathon. Since I know many of you have races and events coming up, I thought I’d share the almond-shell version with ya’ll. We were sitting at Seasons 52, waiting for our friends to arrive, and I was telling him about how nervous I was. He said, “You know what, it’s going to suck. It’s going to be terrible, hard, and you’ll be hating it. But the thing is, you can let the ‘suck’ beat you and take you down… or you can make it yours, and own it. If something’s going to be painful and terrible, you might as well make it worthwhile. It’s a temporary thing and before you know it, it will be over.” So while I was running (sans iPod!! GAH!), I kept thinking about the fact that it was going to be over eventually and I might as well make it worthwhile, no matter how difficult it was. Before I knew it, we were in the car driving home 😀

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69 Comments

  1. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Great advice from your hubby!!

    xo
    K

  2. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    i enjoy bathes occasionally, just to relax and soak muscles. I usually shower right after to rinse off and wash my hair. I love espom salts, seaweed would be a good thing to try once I start running more. Good idea!

    That Pilot of yours seems like such a great guy! My bf would probably give me the same type of pep time too, I hope at least hahaha

  3. Kailey (SnackFace) on March 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Awwwww that pep talk!!! How amazing! I feel like I should read that every time I get stuck on something. While I’m not running half mary’s or anything, I often feel trapped in the midst of a ton of homework or a paper or something. Those are great words of wisdom in any scenario!

    Also just read your latest post, and I thought about you as I was at the gym yesterday. The gym is a solid 20-minute walk away from my house, and I know a lot of what keeps me from working out more often is the lengthy walk combined with shower/primping stuff. This may be gross or something, but do you shower a billion times a day?

    Haha anyway! Hope your Tuesday night is fabulous! xoxo

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm

      hahah sometimes, yes. if i get super sweaty, i’ll take a shower and just rinse and condition my hair- if i shampoo it too much, it dries out

  4. All Women Stalker on March 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Seaweed soak? Wow, that’s really interesting to try.

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