14 September 2015

A little catch-up

An evening with running friends
Can't believe it's been almost a month since I've blogged! It has been a fairly busy month, I had the opportunity to cover several Nordic Walking classes while other instructors have been off enjoying sunnier and warmer climes on their holidays and there has been a name change and services added to the RWIR site--why not take a moment to check it out? Constructive comments are more than welcome and of course we would love the opportunity to repair and restore your photos!

Retouch and Restore
Training for the 30 mile White Rose Ultra has begun in earnest and I'm experiencing a few niggles here and there but at least the allergies have eased slightly so I'm starting to feel like maybe, just maybe I can get around the route without slowing the birthday girl and our other friends down too much.  Part of what has been helping to ease the allergy-induced fatigue was starting back on the magnesium oil spray. I make my own because 1) it's dead easy and 2) being self-employed means I have to watch every pence, recipe will be included at the bottom of this post.

You can follow my running progress and other random fitness/Nordic Walking/health tidbits at Of Runsound Mind on facebook or instagram.  There's also a twitter account for it but it's mostly facebook re-postings at the moment, I will be transitioning the run stuff over to it full time eventually.

Of Runsound Mind
While the racing is on hold until the BDL cross country league starts back mid-October I did manage to get the women's 1st place award for the IRC performance championship, not because of being particularly speedy but because most women my age have more sense than to spend their Sundays slogging through mud during the winter months! It was a lovely evening and a beautiful award which I think will probably be the last one I get for quite a while :-) However as I posted on our club's fb page, being part of such a great community is quite an award in itself and that's the most important thing. 

BDL Performance Award

Magnesium oil recipe: 
1/2 cup magnesium chloride flakes
1/2 cup distilled water (I just use 2x boiled water)
Mix the flakes into boiled water in a glass container, let cool, then transfer to a spray bottle.  Shake up mixture before use. I use it after showering and before applying moisturiser, approximately 10 sprays. As a word of warning it can sting almost as bad as nettles when you first start using it so only apply to less sensitive areas--I usually spray it on my upper legs, stomach, and lower back.  Some people refer to it as 'tingling' but it was a bit more intense than a tingle for me! It does ease up after a few days though as your skin becomes accustomed to it.