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Three Ways to Practice Self Care During Training

The kids are back in school, there’s a crisp chill in the air (today at least, never mind what the weather’s going to do this weekend), and runners from all across the Richmond region have turned off their treadmills and hit the pavement in preparation for the 42nd Annual VCU Health Richmond Marathon, the Markel Richmond Half, the Allianz Partners 8K, and the Kaléo Marathon Jr., to be held on November 10. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to show yourself a little self-care and your body some love in between runs, and if you haven’t started training, there’s still time to join the Sports Backers 8k Training Team which starts on Saturday, September 21.

Gear Up with Fleet Feet

Take advantage of Fleet Feet Richmond’s Gear Up Party on September 19 and stock up on the best gear in the running industry. Half Marathon Training Team participants can enjoy 10% off savings at both Richmond stores all day, and all runners can receive a complimentary 3-D foot scan and helpful advice from their team of experts. 

Recover Naturally with Mamie’s Apothecary

Pick up a bag of Bath and Foot Soak by The Glass Jar to soothe those aching feet and limbs at Mamie’s Apothecary, or check out their extensive selection of natural bath salts and CBD infused bath bombs. While you’re there, be sure to stock up on Alba sunscreen for your runs – it’s oxybenzone free.

Pamper Yourself at Rituals Salon & Spa

Nothing renews and restores worn out muscles quite like a massage. Make an appointment at Rituals Salon & Spa and let the experts work out the knots in your muscles so you can get the most out of your training.

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