Thanks so much for all the sweet compliments on my race reports. I am so proud of myself (and my hubby and my dad) for completing it. That feeling of accomplishment is something that I think I’ll carry with me for years and years.
After being sidelined over the weekend, I started feeling much better on Monday. I did a quick 20 minute brisk walk on the treadmill Monday morning, but then my body screamed to stop, so I did. It exhausted me. I guess I wasn’t quite over being sick yet. Tuesday I hit up Zumba, yesterday I had kickboxing and today I’m going to a lunch time quick yoga class. Getting back into the cross training feels good. But I haven’t been able to wake up early to run for the life of me. My body is just craving sleep right now, and honestly I don’t really feel like pushing myself through a run yet. I hope this is all normal after running a big race? I’m going to try to get back into running this weekend and next week, but at least I’m sweating some now, even if I’m not running. I also have a massage scheduled for Sunday – I can’t wait!!!
Mentally, I definitely went through a few days of feeling directionless after the race. I keep thinking about what I was going to do next, and if I could do something this year to “top” the Goofy Challenge. But then I realized I don’t need to “top” it. I don’t even need to run another marathon this year. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing this year, but I definitely go back and forth. I do have a few Halfs planned, but those don’t feel like “enough” now. Which is weird. Maybe I need to focus on improving my speed? I don’t know.
This is all normal…right?