Friday Five

It’s been a while since I jumped in on the Friday Five with Eat, Pray, Run DC, You Signed Up For What, and Mar on The Run, so I thought it was about time.   Today’s Friday Five….

My 5 Favorite Post Run Recovery Drinks

Now I will say what  grab will depend on where I’m running, how far, and what type of pace that I was running.    Sometimes it also depends what I’m in the mood for too.

Caramel Latte

Yup!   Hey milk is good for you after a run and a latte has a decent amount of milk.  I will also say that I am lucky enough to live within less than a half mile from a Dunkin Donuts.   When all possible,which is frequent, I will try to end my run there.    The slogan should be Christine Runs on Dunkin.    By now I no longer get a look when I walk in right after ending a run.   Not sure about you, but I don’t necessarily look my best after a run.    Anyway they know by now that it is a Iced Caramel Latte with whole milk and a banana from the counter.


Ooops,   I drank it before I got a picture of it!

One time during marathon training, I stopped and got a small one towards the end of a long run.   Problem was I still had 5 miles to go.   My coach couldn’t believe that I drank a latte and then went back running.


I love a good smoothie!   I change it up depending upon what I have in the house.   I usually put whole milk, dab of OJ, strawberries, banana, and some whey protein powder.   So good and refreshing.

Chocolate Milk

Sometimes a big glass of chocolate milk really hits the spot.  You can’t go wrong here.   I realized how refreshing this was after the Sandy Hook Sprint Tri when this was the drink given to you after crossing the finish line.   Though I would hate it, but it was perfect and hit the spot.


Then there are days where all you want is a big tall glass of ice cold water.   This is especially true in the summer when you feel like you are melting.    I will use it to wash down a protein bar or some other form of protein.

Hot Chocolate

Right now I feel like I am living in the frozen tundra and I really am looking for something more than just recovery.   I’m looking to warm up as well.   On these days, nothing is more refreshing than a warm cup of hot cocoa.

Hot Chocolate

I’m thinking I will need this tomorrow.

So what do you drink for recovery?


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