I had a good laugh yesterday at the website how-old.net. Sadly I wasn’t happy with any of my ages until they started with a “3”. That’s a bit crazy, but still, I don’t want to be told I only look 2 years younger than I am!! I thought this was acceptable…
But I really was liking this one! haha! (Remember that one from the group run last week?)
Now it’s been almost a week since I ran last. Seems like forever though! I’m already looking forward to the day I get out and run. I think I might to give it a try on Friday because the weather should be beautiful! If not, it could be just a long walk.
I can feel the break helping me already. I don’t feel any knee pain right now, and my legs aren’t sore. A few years ago I ran another marathon just 5 weeks after an unsuccessful BQ attempt. It ended up being an unseasonably hot day, so half way through the race we just accepted the inevitable and walked a lot of the last half. What was odd about that race was at the end we went to the beer garden… NO, that’s not the weird part… the weird part was after I sat on the ground, with my legs crossed, when I got up, my foot hurt. It didn’t hurt during the race at all, but I was hobbling back to the car.
It hurt for a few weeks after that and was swollen. Finally I sucked it up and had the Dr check it out. Surprisingly it was a stress fracture in my heel! I spent most of the summer in a boot. FYI, those boots are sweaty in the summer!! (tip: we got some awesome parking spots on our trip to Disney thanks to that boot, so it wasn’t all bad!!)
As much as it sucked, I came back stronger than ever for the following races. There is definitely a physical and mental aspect to it. Giving your body a rest after a race is just as important as the rest days built in to every training plan. Allowing your muscles to recover lets you give it your all on your next hard effort.
Here’s what Greg McMillian had to say about it… (article from Runner’s World)
One of the things I’m going to be working on is putting together a photobook about our Boston trip. I’ve made a couple for my husband on his Boston races, now it’s time for my own! Hmmm, I think my scale is in agreement with this one…
Hopefully I won’t be adding 15 pounds in a week or two, but maybe a couple pounds I’m sure.
Update on the dental surgery… now my bruise is turning yellow!! Oh my! The swelling has gone down quite a bit, but still isn’t back to it’s normal size. And, I’m down to only 1 ibuprofen, instead of 3. Yahoo!
Q: Do you routinely take a break from running after a longer race?
Q: Are you training for any races right now?
Q: Do you make photobooks (from Shutterfly, etc), paper scrapbooker, or just leave your pictures all digital on your computer?
A: I love making photobooks, and make several of them a year.