The biggest part of my week last week was that I ran my first postpartum half marathon! [Race Report: Zion Half Marathon]
On Monday and Wednesday I did easy 3 mile loops around my neighborhood. The 2 miles on Friday were walking miles, back and forth between hotel and race expo. And on Saturday I walked a mile to catch my race shuttle, ran a half marathon and walked a mile back to my hotel.
I have NO IDEA what I’m going to do this week. I have lots of things I want to do, most of which would have to happen on my lunch break. The trouble is that my lunch hours don’t have enough minutes to encompass all of the things I want to do. I want to:
- Run errands
- Do yoga
- Find and start a real core routine
- Go on short runs (which would then necessitate showering too)
- Take naps
- Bake cookies
- Make baby food puree
- Take photos of new clothes for 2013 resolution update
Some of these I obviously wouldn’t do every day (cookies and baby food puree)… but it would be nice to do the others frequently.
At first I thought I might take the entire week off from running, but I feel fine physically. No lingering soreness or aches, so I feel I could run just fine. Part of me wants the break. Part of me feels guilty because I set the goal of getting in 18 runs this month and not running this week will make me fail on that goal… but then again, I’d have to run 5 times this week to meet the goal. Maybe the monthly goal should have been to do my half marathon, which I did!
I also need to write a post about my post half marathon thoughts… if I can really figure them out! So many conflicting emotions and feelings right now!
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Just gradually work your way back into running. Give your body a couple of weeks to recover.
Then you can start training for a Marathon!
LOL! I don’t think I’ll be training for another marathon for a while. Gotta let the kiddo get a little more self-sufficient!