I stared down the airport terminal and thought, â€œThere is no way I am going to make it all the way to my gate.â€ 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 Iâ€™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 â€“ very specific and full of info.
The ice, socks, rolling, and stretching helped a lot. I was sore on Sunday â€“ which is to be expected â€“ 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 didnâ€™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?