However, neither of those supplements contains the macronutrients, specifically the amino acids/proteins, that my body needs right now. My appetite is severely lacking for the amount of calories I burned and that's not uncommon following an endurance event. To make up for it I've been using Premier Protein bars and shakes as one of my daily snacks. I can't say enough about how tasty these things are! While a sandwich or a steak sounds horrible to me right now the chocolate peanut butter bar is like candy and I have no problem getting it down.
My package from Premier Protein
This is seriously not BS. My husband said, "You never post anything bad about a product on your blog." I thought about it and figured I should address his point. If I try something and don't like it then I don't post about it. I don't want to spread bad PR for a product just because I don't like it. If I truly believed something is going to harm someone or should be avoided then I would post that. But I won't just write a post saying I didn't like the taste, texture, colors or whatever about a product I was sent to try. Now that I've gotten that out of the way....
I've seriously recovered so well that I decided to get back on schedule and go to CrossFit today. I had no illusions that I'd be doing today's WOD but I figured some basic movements or skill work might loosen up the last of the kinks in my quads and calves. I decided to do a simple workout:
I chose to use just the bar for the hang powers (35#) and I used a little heavier band for my pull ups than I usually would. Other than that I just took it slowly and went at a comfortable pace. I finished in 22:15 which I didn't think was bad at all for 48 hours post-ultra. And I was right in that I felt much better afterwards.
Once I got home Shane filled up the baby pool and I splashed and played with Ash until Gem got home from her first day of school. After dinner Gem, Ash and I had a dance party to Kidz Bop in the living room. I am really happy that doing what I love doesn't have to stop me from making memories with my children. Now if I can just say the same thing about this semester of school....
What helps you recover? Do you use protein shakes or bars?
Disclaimer: I was given these products for review. As always. all opinions are my own.