Hey everyone! I am back home, and it’s COLD here! When we left Orlando yesterday morning it was already 79 degrees, and we watched the temperature drop lower and lower as we made our way west, and it was in the mid 40’s when we got home, and we had a chance of SNOW last night!
The drive home was boring, but we survived. Thanks in part to the awesome internet sharing/mobile hotspot on my Verizon Windows phone. I was able to watch movies easily while Bobby drove. (It was also nice to have in the hotel room because the wi fi in Disney is sslllooowww. I love that feature on my phone!)
Now that I am home, clawing my way out of mounds of laundry, and catching up on blog stuff, it’s time to think about my workouts. I ran 40 miles in 29 hours just a few days ago, and my mind is already thinking “what next?” Well friends, here is what I personally plan to do.
1.) Rest. I remember after my last marathon in 2011, when I went back to running the next week it was SO HARD and I felt like I was barely moving. It was too soon to be trying to run at a fast pace and my body wasn’t ready, so I will be resting more this time and slowly working my way back into running.
The pups are always up for a rest day or two
2.) Stretch and Yoga. While I am not really “sore” anymore from the race, I do know that my hips and legs are very very tight and would benefit from some TLC.
3.) Hydrate and eat well. In case you haven’t heard, the race weekend was very warm. I was dehydrated after the race, and well…I was in Disney so I ate lots of fried, greasy, and sodium filled food. It’s time to get back on track.
Disney desserts are ok in moderation
4.) Indulge, but not too much. Sometimes people run a marathon and then think they can just stuff their faces for days on end “because I ran 39.3 miles”. Well, of COURSE you should celebrate and deserve some yummy treats, but be sure to keep it in check and have some non food related rewards as well.
5.) Plan for the next thing. It’s always fun to think about the next race on your calendar, and it gives you something to look forward to doing, and also helps to keep you on track with your workouts. After I take a break, I will be back up and running again getting ready for the Disney Princess half marathon!
* A HUGE thank you to my guest posters who helped keep RWS going while I was away! I will have all my Disney posts up very soon. Working on all my recaps this weekend!
QOTD: What do you do after a big race?
*Disclosure: I was provided with a device and phone service from Verizon Wireless