I have a bunch of thoughts to share with you today and like usual, they are very unorganized and all over the place:
*I had a B12 vitamin injection last week two days before the race. I think it helped me BIG time to get some energy back after the virus that tried to steal every ounce of energy in my body. Thank you Mrs. B for telling me about this! My body needed that.
*Andrew, Skye and I ended up going for a 2 mile walk/run the day before the race. I hadn’t run in 6 days and it felt good to loosen things up and enjoy some fresh air. It also helped my digestive system out… my body NEEDS running.
This run made me super excited for all of the jogging stroller miles up ahead this year.
*Afterwards Andrew’s aunt and cousin stopped by and Skye was pulling out her best cheesy smiles for them. This is her thing lately and I love it so much.
*The day before the race I had pancakes for breakfast and this sandwich from Gandolfo’s for lunch.
*Andrew’s dad made a spaghetti feast for everyone that night. He also made angel food cake and it reminded me that I think angel food cake is truly my favorite type of cake.
*I think my body is actually very against me slowing down and doing things like a taper… it thrives off of lots of movement;). The reason I think this= Every time I taper I get sick or feel awful or my hip feels broken etc etc.
*Skye’s first pigtails at the race on Saturday:)
*Brooke’s cousin braided her hair the night before the race so that she could just get up, change and jump in the car. This will be a new tradition for the night before a race.
*Some of you told me to try out Pedialyte before the race to help me hydrate and I will be using this before every race now. It did just what I needed it to. Too bad it tastes like syrup:)
*Before the really hard miles hit;)
*My nervous snacking face a few minutes before the race started.
*One of the top 5 reasons I love the trails—> You cannot beat these views. I am a strong believer that the gorgeous world/views/scenery that we have here is one of the ways that God shows He loves us each day. I thought about that often last Saturday and felt very loved by Him.
*Remember those really hard miles that I told you about as I was trying to get to my people (miles 26-33?)… Something I did during those miles was try to guess how many songs on my playlist it would take for me to get to them and I’m happy to report I was only two songs off. I’m definitely adding that to the accomplishment of the day.
*My body was done at the end and I melted into that chair.
*Somebody told me to bring my OOFOS for after the race and it was brilliant. Having those to change into afterwards was so needed. What would I do without all of your amazing tips. Oh and also having fresh/warm/clean/soft/loose (<— you get the point) clothing to change into aver a race is the best.
*Just expect every mug of hot chocolate that I ever drink in the future to be out of this mug now.
*This is the shirt we got for the race and the donut we picked up for mile 19.
*After the race Andrew told me he would take me ANYWHERE to eat and I chose McDonald’s French fries. There is just something about their saltiness that makes me so happy after a race.
*Probably won’t see this many steps on my watch for a long time again.
*Post race swelling of the inside of my ankle. I kept twisting it throughout the race! It doubled in size on Sunday and then went back to looking like this on Monday.
*Taking so many Epsom Salt baths over here…
*Brushing my teeth after this ultra was the best feeling in the world. After a day of eating so much sugar and crazy foods it felt so good to get them nice and clean again ha.
*Here are a few clips from the race put together (some of them from my IG stories)!!
Have any random thoughts/tangents today? I would love to hear them please!
What are some of your favorite tools for recovery!?
Favorite salty food (so that I can drive to the store and go buy it right now because it is still all I can think about;)?
What is your workout today?
-Reading about your workouts;)