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Monday, September 5, 2011

The road to recovery continues...

So this has been, by far, the most sore I've been after a race.  Or maybe I just don't remember well how I felt after the other races.  Either way, I spent the day yesterday limping around, wincing and gasping a lot.  After we went to church in the morning, both my husband and I took a nap for about an hour in the afternoon, which felt good, but I woke up feeling just as sore.  Pretty much every muscle in my body is aching and stiff.  I could easily take an unforeseeable amount of days off from all physical activity...;)  Of course, that's not really how I am.

This morning the kids are home from school, since it's Labor Day.  I decided to go to the park and do a little walking just to get my muscles moving and warmed up.  I put Nicolas in the jogger and Sophie rode her bike along side me as we walked for almost 4 miles, about an hour and 10 minutes.  I actually do feel better now.  I just need to keep moving because as I sit or lay down, even just to stretch, I start to feel the soreness more intensely.

I really don't like this post-race period.  I always feel in a rush to get a new training schedule and get a new goal.  I have a hard time just relaxing and basking in the light of the accomplishments I've made so far.  For right now, my husband and I have a tentative plan to do a half-marathon together in November.  It's a local race called the "Just Cuz Half Marathon", which is sort of a fun-run type of race and involves dressing up in costumes and things like that.  This year the theme is super heroes, so if any of you out there have a suggestion for a cool female super hero costume that would be conducive to running 13.1 miles, I'd love to hear it!


  1. If I had done the princess half at Disney I was going to be Mrs. Incredible. It would have been fun to wear black panties over red running pants. If you agree, I'll buy you the leggings :)

    You are reminding me of my marathon recovery. I'm hoping I never go through that again, and hearing that it is your first time feeling like this gives me hope that soreness and pain aren't always associated with marathons.


  2. I actually LOVE that idea, Rebecca! I can totally see my husband as Mr. Incredible, too. That would be hilarious. I'll have to work on that one...

    Good luck with your runs this week. I'll be praying for "rain" for you. ;)


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