The kids had their last day of school yesterday and I didn't have scout meetings to worry about today, but I did have a lot of other things on my agenda. I needed to fix the kids their breakfast before I could go grocery shopping (which involved multiple stores for specific items), return some items to another store, go to the bank, and somewhere in there, fit in a workout. I decided to hit it all in one trip into town, the gym being my last stop so I could be there for the noon spinning class. I actually got everything else done and made it to the gym with time to do about 20 minutes of walking on a treadmill before spin class, which got me good and warmed up. Spinning was awesome, as usual. I try to put my all into every class, and today was no exception, but for the first time I felt like calling it good when there was still 15 minutes to go in the class. I was completely spent. I didn't though. I just kept pedaling. I know I would have felt worse later for quitting early, so I'm glad I finished. Tomorrow morning my husband and I are either going to go on a run (our first since the marathon), or another early spin class. We'll be deciding based on how we feel in the morning.
I'm finally starting to feel a little more like myself, almost one week post-marathon. For a little motivation and inspiration, I've ordered a couple of new running books: "26.2 miles of Blisters and Bliss," by Dean Karnazes and "Running for Women," by Kara Goucher (thanks Jan, for the recommend)! I am eagerly awaiting their arrival because I need a new focus, a new perspective and some fresh training ideas for a new schedule.