It’s so nice to be able to walk normally again! It’s been such a crazy week full of story telling and just reliving the marathon.
So if you didn’t know, the day after the marathon is ROUGH! I had truly no idea the amount of soreness I would have to deal with. Once I was able to slowly roll myself out of the bed on Monday, I knew I was on horrible shape. The blisters forced me to wear sandals to work. Everyone at work kept wanting to hear my story which was nice.
There was a massage parlor that was having a special for all marathoners. I was truly so thankful that I found it. There was an opening that I was able to snag after work. Jessica was so amazing and she really knew what I needed. It truly hurt so good!
Tuesday was a bit better and the massage made all the difference. I was able to walk a bit better and the soreness went down a notch. This is when the post marathon blues kicked in. I was already looking for another race to try! I’m still undecided but taking it easy this week gave me plenty of time to think.
There was plenty of yoga this week and some modified workouts but I was ECSTATIC to get back to spin class. It was my first cardio workout and it definitely kicked my butt. It was a great sweat so I was over the moon to be able to get through it.
Now what’s next? Well I’m still modifying some workouts. My legs feel good but my left ankle is still a bit weak. Taking it day by day and testing it out! As far as races go, I’m still thinking as there’s a lot of different factors going into my decision. I’m still on cloud 9 and it feels surreal when I see the medal on my wall!
Have you run a half marathon or marathon before? How did you recover?