First Post-Marathon Workout + Other Odds and Ends
I can’t wait to cheer on everyone running Chicago this weekend – including my coach who is aiming to pace her friend to a 3:20 BQ and my friend Cori who will be gunning for a 3:35 finish! Running that fast must feel like flying!
To think this time last week I was getting ready to fly out to Portland and now I’ve been a marathoner for almost a full week!
Last night I did my first post-marathon workout. My legs are already starting to itch for a run, but I’m taking a full week off. Next week I’ll ease back into running with a couple of short, easy runs done completely by feel.
Yesterday I ended up going down to the gym and doing a few moderate intervals on the elliptical and a couple of miles on the stationary bike followed by some serious stretching.
Earlier in the day Cecil was all, “mom, stop complaining about being sore, just stretch your legs like this.” The move really helped loosen up my calves, thanks cat!
I will ask Cecil to put together a full stretching tutorial video to help everyone out after their big fall races.
Speaking of which, while I was at dinner with my girlfriends on Tuesday night Adam potted the tree seedling I got for finishing the Portland Marathon. This is the text he sent to let me know it was potted!
I love my finisher’s medal, but this tree seedling really is the BEST thing I could ever imagine getting from a race. We’ve been looking up tips on how to really help the little three thrive and grow here in Florida.
Speaking of things that came to Florida from up north, yesterday I sported my LeBron James shirt for the first time since “the departure.” You know why? Because marathoners don’t have time to be sad/mad that LeBron left! ; )
Marathoners think it’s fine that King James went back to Cleveland and wish him the best — but still hope to crush him in the game on Christmas Day.
You betcha I’ll be watching the preseason Heat vs Cavs game on Saturday. I know pre-season games don’t mean anything, but it’s still must see TV for this Heat fan!
What are your Saturday plans? Anyone going to a football game this weekend?