The good news is I found The 3-Step Cure.
Step 1: Cut a hole in the box.
Noooo… I’m kidding. The Cure actually began the night of the race with…
A post-run, post-blogger dinner Dark Chocolate-Vanilla swirl @ Three on the Tree.
This is the most tasty yogurt in Atlanta. I’d bet my first born on it. If I were to have a first born.
I had an awesome brunch with some good friends at Rosebud, one of my favorite restaurants. Ron Eyester (@theangrychef) is the chef/owner and he never disappoints (with food or hilariously honest tweets).
Starter Beverage: Jasmine green tea (full disclosure: I wasn’t being noble… no booze until
church lets out noon on Sundays in GA).
Appetizers: Biscuits + gravy (my friend who doesn’t even like gravy loved this!) and an epic grits + egg + brisket creation Ron graciously sent out.
Meal: Whole wheat pancakes with sage-vanilla butter, special Rosebud syrup… and a side of grits. Just because.
Draaaank: The Orange Thing – vodka, gran marnier, and orange pellegrino. Two thumbs up.
The Korean spa, JeJu, in Gwinnett. $25 for the whole day.
Don’t be scared. There will be nudity (only in the M/F segregated areas!). There are hot tubs, cold pools, wet and dry saunas, and 7 different “healing rooms.”
They also offer massages (no happy ending), body scrubs, and foot massages.
The healing rooms have different themes. For instance, the one I spent the majority of my time in was the clay sauna. It’s good for muscle recovery.
Others include: charcoal for detoxing, jade for inner peace, salt for circulation, etc. The dome are lined with appropriate substance in each room.
I sent and extra $50 for an hour-long foot massage. It was the best idea I’ve ever had. If you go there after a race, it’s worth the splurge.
JeJu has wi-fi, towel service, and a Korean restaurant. You could literally stay there for 24 hours.
So, that’s my 3-Step Cure*. Free of charge.
*This is not to say that I’m not sore today. I am. Just less so than I would have been
(Translation: I’m able to walk).
Day 3 of recovery started with muffins.
You’re not going to believe it, but these are vegan, low-sugar, < 100 calories, AND they taste good.
Zucchini makes for a dense muffin. If you want them fluffier, reduce the grated zucchini by 1/2 C.
Relying mostly on banana to sweeten them, these muffins these are a perfect breakfast for those that aren’t in need of an AM sugar-high. I think you could replace the agave with Stevia… if you try it, let me know!
(a.k.a. The 98 Calorie Muffin)
- 1/2 C white whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur)
- 1/2 C spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 2 C grated zucchini (~2 medium)
- 1.5 C ripe bananas (~2 medium)
- 1/4 C light agave nectar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 C chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 regular-sized muffin tins with Pam/butter/Earth Balance.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (the first 8).
In medium bowl, mush bananas with a fork. Add grated zucchini, agave, and vanilla and hand mix.
Add the wet to the dry, mixing until just combined. Fold in the pecans. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating pan half way through.
Makes 12 muffins.
Approximate Nutrition Info: 98 calories, 2.5g fat, 18.2g carbohydrates, 2.2g fiber, 8.7g sugar, 2.2g protein
Do you have a “magic” cure for next-day soreness?
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