It’s been 9 days since my last run. I don’t know if it is because taking time off after a race is necessary for me to avoid injuries or because the marathon just plain ol’ wiped me out but I haven’t really missed running. I keep seeing on instagram & facebook that people are back to normal programming (aka running) right after the marathon and I am just not there with them:)
When I first told myself that I was going to take 2 weeks off from running after the race I didn’t think that I would last the full two weeks. Usually when I have to take even just a few days off I start to really miss running and even count down the minutes until my next run. Not this time. I’m sure I’ll be ready and excited next week to run again but maybe Boston overfilled my running canteen because it was such an amazing experience and so I am just living off of that high for a few weeks:)
I rode my spin bike for 30 minutes this morning while Brooke did her phone call with her dad and then I’ll go to bootcamp tonight. PS what 2 year old can sit still for a 30 minute FaceTime date and love it?! She loves her 30 minutes twice a week with her Dad on the computer. She eats her breakfast while they talk and read books. Thank goodness for technology so she can ‘see’ him more.
I think we have a future Boston Marathoner on our hands. Brooke told me she wants a ‘unicorn jacket’ too!
It was the perfect day to get out and go to the park. I guess I have ran a little bit since the marathon but only during our intense games of tag together.
During Brooke’s nap my mom came over. Have I ever mentioned how much I love living close to my family… oh yeah, I have told you that pretty much every day since I moved back 1.7 years ago.
We got to work in the kitchen and had some successes:
And some failures. Why is it that I forget about anything that I put in the oven two seconds after putting it in if I don’t turn on a timer? It’s like when I put something in the oven I suddenly forget that it ever even existed.
My apartment will probably smell like burnt coconut for the next 3 days.
One flashback picture from when we were hanging out on the bus on the way to the starting line of the marathon.
Candice and I just chowing down on some bagels from our hotel.
This picture is inspiring the main question for the day…
What EXACTLY do you like to eat the morning of a race? Has there been anything that you have tried before a race that DID NOT work well for you?
Who else is on a break from running? How come?
What is the longest break that you have taken from running?
Having an afternoon snack today? What?