Tart Cherry Juice
I read about how important Tart Cherry Juice was in the Book Roar by Stacy Sims, specifically for sleep, but also for inflammation. Since my body seems to be full of inflammation lately, and I am trying NOT to use any pill form to control that, this juice is my go to. I am not a fan of blueberries (unless it is in a muffin, YUM) or other anti inflammatory fruits, so Tart Cherry juice fits the bill. I drink 4 oz either before bed if I am trying to influence sleep specifically, or after hard workouts or long runs. There are a few brands I really like with the Cheribundi brand from Target being my favorite! I am lucky that our usual grocery shopping store has an organic/health food section in which I can get Tart Cherry juice regularly.
Taking care of sore muscles
My pro compression socks have been a go to for years. I sometimes wear them during runs, but I always try and get them on post long run or race for sure!!!! Here lately I have been pairing Deep Blue Rub from Doterra on my calf muscles with Pro compressions on after that. Wow, talk about recovering in style!!!!! I have been using Deep Blue Rub for a few years now, and wow, it really works! We have a local oil store that sells or you can become part of the Doterra family and buy your own. The cooling sensation is great, but the ending of soreness is WONDERFUL! I usually put this on before bed every night on my hip and down my IT bands. Yes, I smell like a hippie as my hubby likes to say, but I don't care because it feels amazing! I also really like to roll out using my Stick. I am not a fan of the foam roller and will use it when I have to, but I feel like I get the job done better using my Stick. I like the fact that instead of me getting in all weird positions to get the right part of me rolled out, I can just use the handles to move the stick to whatever spot I need it to be in.
If you have any questions or have other suggestions for recovery let me know! Hope this helps someone out there looking for other ways to recovery.