First, and most importantly… Brooks is giving away the Seattle Collapsible Hat and a pair of the Drift Gloves to one lucky reader. To enter for these awesome stocking stuffers just leave a comment on this post with whatever you would like to say!!!
Second, and probably not important at all… 7 random things to tell you.
-Please tell me that everyone else wants to buy every.single.holiday.themed.food.item at the grocery store right now. Every time that I walk by any of the holiday themed food (even if it doesn’t look super good) I feel this strong urge to buy it because after Christmas it will be gone forever (or for 10 months…)
-I am pretty sure she is over the whole selfie thing.
-Who knew a pair of Christmas leggings could make a human so ridiculously happy?!
-My favorite part of gymnastics is just watching her running form. I can learn a thing or two from her.
-Cross your fingers for me that I win these. I enter a ridiculous amount of drawings (pretty much anytime I see one) and I have yet to ever win. I feel good about this one though.
-As I was writing this post Brooke came out dressed like this. Not bad.
-I found this clip hilarious. What was our world like before social media?
So what does the week after a marathon look like for me?
Zero running. That is what it looks like for me. I know some people jump right back into running after a day or two off but I’ve never been that person. It just takes my body some time to recover and most importantly my mind to recover. By the end of marathon training (especially an extended training cycle like this last one) I am more than ready for a break. I’m sure I will crave the run again soonish but until my body and brain want it again, I’m not going to be running. I have been doing some yoga and strength training today (we will talk more about that tomorrow) and a whole lot of resting. I’m not really sore but I think there is a lot of damage done during those 26.2 miles (even if you don’t feel it afterwards) that need time to repair before going again. After your next race remember to think long term. I obviously will lose fitness by taking time off from running (and running fast for awhile) but in the long run it will be so much better for my next training cycle to take some time off from running! And it will be good for my stomach:)
Just leave a comment if you want to be entered for the GIVEAWAY!!!!! You can even just say hello to enter:)