My heart and mind are more resilient than my legs. :(
I set out to do a 9 mile loop this morning. That may have been just a tad ambitious, being that it's only day four post-marathon. I felt great when I woke up this morning, hardly any soreness in my legs. So after I got my little girl situated in bed with a show to watch and some fruit juice (she's still sick, ugh!), I told her I'd be back in about an hour and a half and out the door I went. As soon as I started to run, I felt a pull in both of my hamstrings. At first, I thought I just needed to warm up. But after 2 miles, I could barely run. It felt like my hamstrings were going to rip in half. I turned around at miles 2.5 and headed back, reaching home at 5.02 miles in just under an hour. Blech. Well, at least now I know where I stand. I need to take a little more time off from running.
On the plus side, my daughter seems to be doing much better this afternoon and I am hopeful that she will be returning to school tomorrow. Yay for her, and yay for me! I just may make it to the gym in the morning for spin class and muscle fusion. I am going through serious spinning withdrawal. It's very serious. Really.