After many, many hours with my butt glued to the couch, I finally managed to peel myself out of reclining position and take James for a walk. We did about 0.5 mile at a steady pace. The ONLY thing that truly makes me feel normal after a long run (I cannot believe I ran 22.0 miles this morning) is to move my legs. And foam roll, which I also did.
Then… it was back to the couch. 🙂
I did rise a few times to re-fuel: I had raisin cereal with rice milk for snack number #1:
Snack #2 was 1/4 of a melon, which I just eat off the rind using a spoon. 🙂
Snack #3 was another portion of French bread with cream cheese. Carbs are my friend.
I realized I was lacking in the vegetable department, so for dinner, I made a vegetarian stir fry. I used a Teriyaki Ginger sauce to stir-fry some eggplant, beans, and mushrooms:
And then I added cooked brown rice and let the flavors simmer together. The result was DIVINE!
I need my BED! I never napped and am positively exhausted. Sleep is a key part of long run recovery, so it’s going to be an early night for me!
PS – Just ate a Glo Bar! I am so hungry! 🙂
Random question: What position do you sleep in? I sleep on my back with a pillow under my knees.
Congrats! Walking is so important. I went for a slooooww 2 mile walk the day after my last Boston Marathon, and the next day my soreness was gone. It was the key. That and staying in bed until 2 pm 🙂