Over the years I’ve learned that actually, what everyone says about strength training really is true. You have to do it to become a better runner! Here are some of my favorite run-specific strength exercises that I think have helped me become a stronger, faster, and less injury-prone runner.
5. And an old favorite… the wall sit.
Finally, here’s the weekly salad feature:
I made this asian quinoa salad from Two Peas and Their Pod. To make it a bit heartier, I added avocado and add shrimp; I also tossed in some butter lettuce to “stretch” the recipe and give some extra crunch.
Speaking of crunch, I also thought a few of those gourmet peanuts would taste good in there, too!
Anthony and I give this salad a B+. Although it is beautiful, it’s not the BEST salad we’ve ever tasted (probably because it doesn’t involve cheese). Still pretty darn good though.
Let’s make this day a darn good one, too.
- What’s your favorite strength exercise?
- Have you ever made quinoa? Do you eat it hot or cold?
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