I read each and every comment (a few times) from you guys and I can’t thank you enough. The amount of goosebumps I had from what you said was a new world record. Thank you.
Well, how am I feeling after my marathon? Physically= absolutely terrible and mentally = beyond happy and I can’t stop smiling. Each muscle of my body screams at me each time that I move and the weird part is that my core is the most sore out of everything on my body. But I kind of love how sore I am because it is a reminder of what happened and it lets me know that I really did leave it all out there. I think during training we get used to holding some back to avoid overtraining/injury/burn out so when race day comes it sure is a weird feeling to let completely loose. I’ll probably be really sore for a few more days but that is a-okay with me. I don’t think the soda/candy/fries/pizza have been great tools for recovery but they have been beyond worth it:)
Movement definitely helps me with the soreness (as long as it does not involve going up or down stairs/hills) so my sister and I went on a mini slow walk yesterday morning.
The kids are not very happy with the weather we are now experiencing.
There was a lot of resting and relaxing going on at our house.
This thing is absolute torture because it hurts so much on my legs but hopefully it will help get them feeling normal again faster.
Skye went down for a nap and Andrew was at home doing homework so I went out with the girls for lunch. It was fun to tell them about the day because each of them have heard about this goal of mine for years at this point.
I made it over to Trader Joe’s later on too and I ran into one of my favorite people. I used to work for her (I was her personal assistant= aka the most fun job ever) and she is another person that has heard me talk about my marathon goals for years. I was so excited to tell her the whole story.
These. Are. Everything. I’m really enjoying the post-race eating everything in sight experience that I am taking…
I’ve got a few tangents to share today!
*It’s really nice to not check or think about the weather obsessively. For a while there I could have told you the wind direction at all times of the day for a 26 mile stretch of land in Southern Utah. Lesson learned= there is no point in worrying and even if things look bad leading up to the race, they can completely change and turn amazing.
*Candice brought over this goodness the night before I left for St. George. Dove for my chafing needs (I spread that all over my body before the race = I didn’t chafe ANYWHERE and it was raining for 14 of the miles which usually would make me chafe like crazy ((even if using other chafing creams)), rubber bands for my hair because I use 12 to put my bun in place, candy, one of her awesome runnerd water bottles and epsom salt for after the race (which I used the night of the race to help with recovery). She is a thoughtful one.
*My family’s group text messages during the marathon. There were dozens of messages during the race in the group text. They were all very nervous. I love that they were figuring out all of the math and so involved. My sister said she couldn’t even look at the messages or track me during because she was too nervous… she just had to wait for the final time. <— Probably because every other time she has tracked me for the marathon I was on pace to sub 3 until mile 20 when I exploded and her heart couldn’t handle it again haha.
It was really fun reading through their messages on the way home.
*Kristi’s comment… SO SO TRUE. It was the best sharing that moment on Saturday with Andrew and I’m so glad it happened with him there.
*I learned this from Meb and tried it out the night before the race. I put the pillow in my tank to get my bib on nicely and it worked great. I usually put my bib on during the bus ride up to the start and it ends up crooked and crazy looking so this was a nice change.
*Skye was fascinated by my medal and couldn’t let go of it at Five Guys after the race. I highly recommend Five Guys after your next race, it was everything I could have ever asked for after a race.
*The day before the marathon I ran 2 miles on the treadmill. It was my only treadmill run of the entire marathon training cycle and about a minute into the run I realized I have lost all of my treadmill mental endurance. I’m going to need to work on getting that back for this winter…
*I posted a pic on my IG and tagged Allie Kieffer because I was using her power bun and she responded to the post. I saw it about 20 minutes before the race started and I might have blushed because I was so excited.
*Alex sent me the link to this shirt and I absolutely need to give this to Andrew.
*I’ve never received a license plate holder as part of my race SWAG and I’m going to have to put this on my car because it was officially my favorite race ever. I won’t mind being reminded of the day every time I see the back of my car.
*NanoHydr8 posted this the day before my marathon and it was just the reminder that I needed…
*I hope you have a great fall too;)
*Random thing from the marathon that I forgot to tell you… I wore my Levitates until about 10 minutes before the race start. I feel like I actually do a lot of walking before a marathon and I didn’t want to go into the race with tired feet so I wore my most comfortable shoes until I switched to the Hyperion. I switched back into them right after the race too!
I would love to hear your tangents! Anything random floating around your brain today?
Those of you that raced this last weekend… how is your body recovering? Pretty sore or not so much?
How is your current treadmill endurance? When was your last treadmill run?
Have any Halloween traditions? I would love to hear them and steal a few from you:)