Let’s dive into the world of self-care. Us running girlies can get caught up in the excitement of exploring new routes and achieving more miles.  

Running can be incredibly rewardingbut it also puts significant stress on our bodies. Our muscles and joints work overtime to keep us moving forward. All the more reason to prioritise self-care and pamper ourselves. 

So, what does self-care look like for us running girls? It can be as simple as stretching after a long run, a relaxing bath, or indulging in luxurious skincare products. 

Post-run pampering

After logging those miles, our muscles deserve some TLC. Enter the foam roller. This magical tool helps release tension, improve flexibility, and speed up recovery. Trust me, a few minutes of rolling out those tight spots can work wonders.

Now, onto skincare! Running under the sun can leave our skin feeling parched and needing hydration. Cleanse with Elemis Cleaning balm – it gives all the spa vibes! Run yourself a boujee bath and pop on a face mask.

And let’s not forget about those tired feet! Running can take a toll on our tootsies, so why not treat them to a pampering? Soaking your feet in warm water infused with Epsom salts and essential oils can soothe soreness. Treat them to a fresh lick of polish and show them some love. You deserve it!

Soothe the soul

Of course, self-care isn’t just about physical relaxation; it’s also about nurturing our mental well-being. That could mean winding down with a good book (I really recommend Atomic Habits), sipping on a cup of herbal tea, or practising mindfulness through meditation. Taking time to quiet the mind and soothe the soul is as important as caring for our bodies.

Be basic

And let’s not forget some essentials like staying hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day, incorporating yoga into our routine and fuelling our bodies with nutritious foods. 

So, until next time, keep running and don’t forget to treat yourself like the queen you are! 🌟🏃‍♀️💖