I think it’s necessary to reward yourself for a job well done. It doesn’t need to cost anything or it can be a total splurge, but during and after a long season of training it’s nice to treat yourself.
Lattes. Oh my I love a good latte. Especially on post run or ride…or swim. Preferably from a small, local coffee shop, but when in Newport News, Starbucks will do too. Ritual.
Gummy bears, soft serve and doughnuts. I’ve got a sweet tooth and nothing satisfies it like these three things. I have cut back, but after a long run or ride, these always hit the spot. Total reward.
Jasyoga. This definitely falls under the ritual and reward category. Not only does Erin help me reset my body and get it ready for the next workout, the routines also help reset my mind. The $4.99 per month is a very small price to pay for easy-to-follow yoga routines whenever you want instead of having to rely on a class schedule. Currently, the quick post-run reset, post-run hip reset, all of the cycling videos and the 5-minute shoulder reset are my favorites.
Waffles with maple syrup. Do I even need to explain? Reward, because I only eat this meal after races.
A new something….this is usually after a big race, at the start of a training season, or after a big week of training (I have yet to really experience this but something I see happening in 2017). This something can be anything from a new pair of Oofos, a pair of Oiselle Rogas or a new hat/visor. If I performed particularly well during a race and I’m feeling reeeeeallly generous, I may splurge on a new Coeur tri kit.
How do you treat yourself after a race or tough workout?