After the marathon I was exhausted, but already started thinking about the next marathon. After finishing a marathon I’ve never started thinking about which one I wanted to run next, almost immediately! Perhaps it was because I was so close to my goal and I knew what I did wrong in the race to keep me from reaching it. (Read about it here!)
I left the marathon went home and watched the recap on television and hobbled around most of the day. Hurting more than my legs were my arm pits, they were rubbed raw by the arm warmers I was wearing. That night we had a post-marathon party at my house and some of my run friends were able to make it. Sarah and I could both celebrate that our race season was over and we finished with PR’s!
When I woke up the next morning I was starving, but to my surprise able to walk without much pain, just some general soreness. I’m not sure if this is because I stood out in cold for so long after the race that it helped with the swelling or my training paid off; perhaps a combination of both!
About mid-day I decided to attempt to keep my run streak alive! I ran a mile and felt pretty good!
I’ve ran everyday since the marathon and Wednesday was day #361 of the run streak. Four days to go until 1 year. I will have a lot more to say about my run streak once it is over. I never thought I would make it this far into the streak when I started, I wasn’t even sure I could run 3 days in a row.
This weekend a friend and I are going to New York City for the weekend, that is where I began my streak and I thought it would be a good place to finish it. Sunday in Central Park a year of running will come to an end, but it has been a great year that has really helped me focus on not only running but other things as well. I look forward to sharing some of those stories in future Thinking Out Loud updates!
On a completely separate note a few weeks ago I was selected as a Shower Pill Ambassador!
If you haven’t had tried these out before they are great for post-run when you don’t have an option to take a shower. They even work great if you just want a mid-day wake up and refresh. They are athletic wipes you can use to combat, sweat, stink, and the salt build up if you have been going really hard!
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What is your must have gear for a race? How was your race season?
-Veggie Fueled Runner