Ever wondered why people spell BBQ that way? Me too. So tonight I ran 4 miles outside in the beautiful 60+ degree weather. We just got back from my grandpa’s 80th birthday get together and I’d spent 3.5 plus hours in the car. Getting outside felt good.
I used mapmyrun.com to find a new route to take. Does anyone out there in blogger world use mapmyrun.com? I love it. For someone without a smart phone, I can easily build routes so I know my exact distance. It is very similar to our new treadmill features.
I killed this run by the way. 4 miles in 32:30 minutes. Personal Record I think! I don’t know if it was the built up energy from all the car riding, running in my new Mizuno shoes, or my new Zensah compression leg sleeves. I have to tell you about these compression sleeves. Mine are pink. I’ve seen other people wearing them running or working out at the gym so I Googled them. (From their website)The Zensah compression leg sleeves are made with gradient compression which provides wide ribbing in the front for shin support and tight ribbing in the back for calf support.
The compression leg sleeves are made with Zensah Fabric which has silver helping to regulate skin temperature and fight bacteria. The compression leg sleeves can be worn during training or for recovery to increase oxygen blood flow to the muscles of the lower leg. The more oxygen the muscles receive the faster they recover, allowing athletes to push the envelope in their training. The compression leg sleeves are ideal for runners, cyclists and triathletes and anyone else who is on their feet. It can be worn during training, recovery or for traveling.
The Zensah compression leg sleeves are unique in that they provide Pin-Point Compression to the front and back of the leg. The dual action support was developed by a professional athletic trainer.
I knew my training for the 10K was about to start so I thought, “What the heck let’s give these a shot.” I did some pricing around and found Amazon and Socksddict.com to be the same price, but Socksaddict.com had free shipping so I went with them. Buyers tip: they don’t come in pairs so buy two!
They came in the mail on Friday and I wore them around the house for a bit. They are snug, but comfy. Did I mention they are pink So today was my first day to get outside with them. It felt a bit weird to run in shorts with these leg sleeves on, and I got a few odd looks, but my legs felt good the whole run and they weren’t uncomfortable. I powered through the 4 miles in 32:30, that is so great! So I can’t be 100% which factor was the most helpful tonight — but if these things can help me increase my time I am all for it. I also had a lot of trouble last year with shin splints and leg pain, so these might just be my ticket.
After my run I wanted something quick and yummy so I whipped together Bar-B-Que Chicken Pizza.
Bar-B-Que Chicken Pizza
Servings: 8 slices Calories: 180 calories/slice
I had purchased this pre-made rustic whole wheat pizza crust at the grocery store to have on hand for a late night craving.
- Rustic Whole Wheat pizza crust (pre-made)
- 1 c. reduced fat mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbsp reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 c. BBQ sauce (I used KC Master Piece) – If you like a lot of flavoring you might want to add BBQ to crust also.
- 1/2 c. shredded chicken breast
- Onion, white, thinly sliced
- Other toppings optional: I added yellow peppers and mushrooms
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and prep all ingredients. Once timer goes off, load up pizza with toppings and lower oven temp to 425 for 8-14 minutes. I think I did about 10 minutes and I also used a pizza stone.I put cheese down first, chicken, then other toppings, but I know everyone has their own system.
Slice and enjoy!
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