I stared down the airport terminal and thought, “There is no way I am going to make it all the way to my gate.” The cart transporting older folk zoomed past and I briefly considered flagging it down (but not really, mmmokay). I was SO ridiculously sore after my half marathon on Saturday. Why oh-so-sore? Well, I ran in way-too-old shoes, ran much faster than I’m accustomed to, and I ran much further than normal. All the perfect storm for some seriously sore legs.
After walking a marathon to my airplane (or what felt like a marathon) and getting home, I promptly started a recovery regimen. I had gotten in the hot tub right after the race, but at home, I switched to icing my hip and knees. I pulled on my Recovery Socks. I swear those compression socks work!
And I foam rolled like it was my job. Henry liked tumbling over the roller, too.
Check out this tutorial on foam rolling – very specific and full of info.
The ice, socks, rolling, and stretching helped a lot. I was sore on Sunday – which is to be expected – but today, I feel almost normal. Almost. DadHTP tried to convince me to go to yoga yesterday, but I passed on that. I know others feel that moving around makes them feel better, but didn’t want to move my body any more than absolutely necessary!
Quinoa, steamed collard greens, hard boiled eggs. With dressing.
Expect to see lots of quinoa + greens in my future. I made huge batches last night to power us through the week.
What are your best recovery tips?
Compression socks are a MUST! I love them. Also, proper fuel (clean protein) for healing those muscles! I’m glad your feeling better today!