So now what?
Besides the fact that you no longer have to hear me talk obsessively about Boston, I am going to take another 10 or so days off from running. Some people are able to bounce right back to running after a marathon but that just doesn’t work for me. My body tries to get every injury possible so I have to be extra careful with it after putting it through a marathon. My next key race isn’t until the fall and so the best thing I can do for that race is to take some time off now before running again.
It feels really good mentally to take some time off too! After being on a specific running schedule for 16 weeks it just feels nice to take a break from all of that. I also love other types of workouts a whole lot so taking fitness classes and focusing on strength training sounds pretty great to me right now. I have a few half marathons scheduled for this summer but they are more just for fun. Marathon training will resume in July but don’t worry, there will still be plenty of running talk going on over here.
PS according to this interview Desi Linden takes two weeks off from running after the marathon. Here is what she said about those two weeks of no running—> “I enjoy being human again and not logging 120 mile weeks and being hungry and mean all of the time. It’s a nice break. It’s mental as much as it is physical. And then at the end of the two weeks I am excited to go run. I wanna feel like a runner again and sweat out all of the toxins and get in shape.”
I’m stoked to take Megan’s bootcamp classes and do strength training with her now that I have more time since I’m not marathon training. So far since the marathon I have done a little bit of time on the elliptical and some core work like planking.
But mainly I have just sat on the ground and talked her ears off while she worked out.
Have I told you how nice it is to be with my little sidekick again?! It is crazy how much she grew during the four days we were apart.
The highlights from yesterday:
-30 minutes with puppies. This produced just as many endorphins for me as a good run would.
-A big ol’ salad at home. Grilled up some chicken, a red pepper and zucchini to add to the lettuce, avocado and TJ’s Thai Peanut salad dressing.
-Celebrating the birth of Lindsey.
-Girl time. Good for the soul.
How much time do you take off after a marathon? A 1/2 marathon?
What races do you have scheduled for this summer?
What breed of puppies do you think are the absolute cutest?
Any non-running workouts that you have been loving lately?