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The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World Review

This post is sponsored by The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World book by Allison Sher.

I was given a digital copy of this book. I thought that it would be good to read, even though I am a Gen X'er. There is just so much talk about the Millennial's right now that I thought that it would be good to get to know what is going on inside their head.

About the Book  The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World teaches young people everything they need to know to change the world, while building a happy, healthy adult life for themselves. It explains how our current social systems work, the challenges young people are inheriting and how millennials can step into our power to create a critical mass conversion to solve them. Everything from politics to spirituality to love relationships to education to sex to economics to mental health is covered. And it includes 50 or so juicy, true life stories from millennials across the country…

A Little R&R

You know what? My leggies feel pretty darn good Monday and Tuesday. My ankle was a little annoyed Monday, but I threw on some compression for half a shift at work, and took it off for the second half and was ache-free.

For recovery this weeekend, I did throw on my 2XU compression sockies for a few hours after I got home and I elevated my legs for over a half hour each day. I did use a TENS unit on my leggies Sunday evening, and I think that really helped my achy legs recover quickly. I will have to try another big mileage weekend and use the unit again to see if it helped. The TENS unit was a $20 craigslist cheapie the BF found for me. I don't know about you, but I can't afford $600-$1000 for a fancy Compex unlike some other people. Either way, electricity is electricity.  


I now know I have bigger mileage in me and two days of 13+miles each proves that I am capable of higher mileage then what I have been accomplishing. Back to back long runs are not as scary now that I know that I can do it.

Anyways, the BF's kids were sick a week and a half ago, and the BF caught their cold and has been kinda sick for about a week with Saturday being his sickest day. I took a few days of echinacea last week and was confident that I was not gonna catch any little bug that it seems everyone has. Washed my hands like some crazed meth-addict, disinfected my keys and cell phone, cleaned the house. No bug was gonna get me!

All that didn't work. I got the bug Monday. Sneezing, coughing, running nose, bad sore throat. I guess the stress from the races lowered my immunity just enough to let some bug in. Today is a sick day from work to rest up. Rest and relaxation for a few hours. If I have to go to the DR this week, I will. I don't think I will be getting a 5K PR this weekend as I was hoping to run hard on.

I did manage the energy to drive to the store for ingredients for my magic soup. This is my go to recipe for whenever I wanna kick some bug. I modified it from here years ago when this came out in the magazine. Today's batch is without chicken (didn't feel like cooking or buying any), 4 cups of water, 2-49oz cans of chicken broth, a huge chunk of ginger and 2 heads of garlic (yes, it is a little strong, but good), 1 yellow onion, a couple handfuls of carrots, a whole bunch of celery, and pepper, simmered for a while. Nommed.

Have you ran a race with a head cold? What is your go to item to comfort during a cold? Have you tried electrical stimulation for sore muscles before?


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