What did you have for breakfast?If you haven’t eaten yet, I’d suggest making these mocha muffins to start your day off. Or if you have eaten, I’d still recommend you make them and eat them as a second breakfast.I made these for a coffee-loving friends birthday this week and thought they were pretty darn tasty.
No run to share with y’all today (except for a jog to/fro CrossFit). After snow a couple weeks ago, it is suddenly summer in DC and could reach 90 degrees today. What the heck.Anyways, back to why I took today off from running. I think I might have gone out a bit too hard after my 24-miler on Saturday and my hip is acting up a little bit. I have a bit of history with hip pain so I am taking today off! Better safe than sorry.
And… as TRUE FATE would have it, Runner’s World’s featured article today is on hip pain. There’s a really useful video that goes over the three most common types of hip pain:
- Trochanteric bursitis: achiness on the outside of the hip.
- Femoral neck stress fracture: pain in the front of the hip that hurts when you land.
- Hip tendonitis: muscular pain in the front of the hip, made worse by flexing the knee up.
How can you prevent and treat hip pain? This video recommends that you stretch your hips and strengthen your butt. ” A strong butt is the key to a happy life and to key to hip pain prevention,” he says. This is pretty much exactly what my physical therapist told me to do a while back, so I’m sure I know what to do!
Act of Fate #2: at CrossFit today, butt-burning squats and shrug pulls were on the menu. (Strength: 3 Position Shrug Pull in Snatch grip; Conditioning: Tabata Mash: Front squat, hollow rocks, hang power snatch, and situps for 16 minutes.)It was a good workout, but it would of been better if Anthony was there! Speaking of which, here is a picture of his breakfast from the Vietnamese hotel restaurant:
- What did you have for breakfast today?
- Have you ever struggled with hip pain?
- What’s your favorite stretch?