|Jess & I crossing the finish line |
photo courtesy of Maine Running Photos
My week looked like this:
Monday: I stayed home (sick day?) , relaxing, lots of bengay, wearing Zensah compression sleeves & my medal. I did venture out to take Izzy to daycare and the boys to school & I did stop by my favorite consignment shop downtown and bought a pair of jeans. I went down the three steps we have, very slowly and with quite a bit of pain. Calves felt great - quads super tight.
Tuesday: I did go to school today and I did use the elevator - several times. Thinking about taking the stairs in that building scared the crap out of me. Calves still feeling great - quads feel like they are going to explode. Oh and more bengay.
Wednesday: I took the stairs - up AND down! and with very little pain. I didn't feel as tight in the quads. I decided to see if I was physically able to run - my arms were pumping but my legs wouldn't bend or move. Crazy feeling.
Thursday: I am feeling almost normal - so I decide that it's yoga night. I felt great afterward!
Friday: I feel 100% normal - and took advantage of the great weather (and furlough day) and went for a run on the rail trail while Tucker followed me on his bike. I felt great afterward!
Saturday: Still feeling great, so I took Izzy for a run in her jogger on the rail trail. 3 miles today.
Sunday: not sure - maybe yoga or rest or bike ride. I do know I'm not going to run. I don't want to push it too much!
So, what's next? At the end of the month, I will be running the Spooky 5K in Freeport. This will be Tucker's 5k debut and I'll be running with him. Now we have to plan some fun running costumes.
Will I ever run a marathon again? Yes, most definitely, but not right now. I'm going to rest and enjoy some 5ks and 10ks and enjoy winter running for a bit. I'm sure I'll do the January Thaw and Midwinter Classic runs. But sometime later this winter someone else in the family will be ramping up his marathon training for Boston! Yep - that's right. The husband got into Boston. We are all super excited for him. What's great is that the brother-in-law got in too, so all 8 of us will be heading down to Boston in April.
My thought is that I will train with Stacy when she trains for her 1st marathon (which will be the Maine Marathon next October) and I will run the MDI Marathon which is usually held 2 weeks after the Maine Marathon. That way I will be available to support her throughout her 1st marathon.