I took Monday through Wednesday off completely from working out. I did do a bit of walking around Denver. Thankfully, I wasn’t quite as sore as I was last year post-race (when I didn’t leave my couch for 24 hours). For you runners out there about to do your first marathon, watch this video so you are prepared. And it’s funny.
On Saturday I also used the bikeshare to enjoy the beautiful day and bike around town.
When I woke up on Saturday morning and scrolled through twitter on my phone, I momentarily felt a pang of jealousy reading tweets about races and long training runs. Then I made a big brunch, relaxed on the couch and got over it.
This weekend was full of things I haven’t done much of in the last few months:
- Casual trail runs. We found a perfect new trail in Rock Creek Park for weekend runs. (Neil and I both bought new trail shoes on Friday).
- Casual bike riding.
- An attempt at shopping (I say attempt because the stores were so crowded I would immediately leave them. Now I remember why I love online shopping).
- Drinking way too much wine and not worrying about how it would feel the next day.
- Cooking new recipes. I made two recipes out of the Thrive cookbook and loved them both.
It ended with an awesome family dinner at Matt & Kristen’s – they are not only the best cooks but they let me take home leftovers. It was a good end to the weekend.
Still, at the end of the day I felt restless and not quite myself. It was the first time in ages I hadn’t spent a few hours of my weekend working out and I really missed it. I’m not sure what this means for the next few weeks, but I do feel completely recovered from the marathon and ready to move on.