Seriously. Three miles is a long way to run. I donâ€™t care how many 10Ks or Half Marathons or even full Marathons that I do, 3.0 miles is still a pretty far way to run. Respect the distance, yo!
Although itâ€™s been 9 days since my marathon, my legs still do not feel normal (not â€˜donâ€™t exercise,â€™ but more like â€˜donâ€™t go crazy, kidâ€™). Itâ€™s crazy how much distance takes out of you. I did 3.0 miles this morning in 29:00 and was dragging by the end. Jen wrote a post about her post-marathon hiatus, and I must admit I feel pretty much the same way! Iâ€™ll just continue to do short workouts and yoga to maintain fitness and hope the urge to do endurance runs comes back soon (I am, after all, signed up for a Half in a month).
I do think itâ€™s very important to listen to your body, especially after a big race. If my body doesnâ€™t want me to run for a long time, Iâ€™m not going to! Iâ€™ve never really experienced a slump like this â€“ itâ€™s blah.
Moving onwardsâ€¦ Mmm. Fuel!
I was craving big, fresh salad for lunch.
In the mix:
- Pumpkin Seeds
- White Kidney Beans
- Balsamic Reduction
Iâ€™ve had these before (Anne made me some when I visited her in DC), and this version did not disappoint! I like how you can mix and match some of the ingredients to whatever you have in your pantry. :) Iâ€™m going back for another little square now!
Anyone else dealing with a post-race slump? How did you bounce back?
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