The Post Where I Run Again

I took most of last week off from excercise and substituted it all with naps. Then I rewarded my nap with some ice cream and went back to bed. I keep hearing that rewarding yourself is good and keeps you motivated. I learn from the best.

It was nice not having to get home from work and rush back out for my workout. I feel like I’m always trying to pack everything into my days – work, workout, cleaning, errands, family time. Taking one of those out really gives you “nothing” time, which made me realize I’d be pretty awesome at being retired.

I went for my first post marathon run Thursday night. I ran 6 miles at a 9:39 pace. That used to be my body’s natural running pace and now it’s very uncomfortable to maintain. I miss being able to run sub-10:00 minute miles naturally. I wore my Asics Gel Nimbus 12’s in case my Mizunos caused my knee pain during the marathon. The first mile felt a little weird, but after that my knee felt back to normal. My back and shoulders were still really stiff, but more overall instead of just in my left shoulder.

Yesterday, I went for another run in my Mizunos to test those out. I ran 4.75 miles at a 10:06 pace. Ugh. Worst run ever. The weather was perfect so I can’t even blame the heat. I probably walked 2 miles and paused my Garmin whenever I wasn’t running. I’m surprised I made it 4.75 miles since I almost stopped at 1.6. I didn’t have any knee pain but then again, I didn’t run that far. And I didn’t notice any shoulder pain until later that night. It’s more like an annoying throbbing than a specific pain. It’s hard to describe. So, today, I got a massage to work out some of the knots in my back. My shoulders feel better but not 100% so I made an appointment for another one next week. In the meantime, I’m going to stretch more (yawn) and get back to my regular workouts.

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  1. Alecia@tincantreader

    It’s so great to be lazy. If I were naturally smok’n hot, I might just be lazy all the time. Damn these thunder thighs and this cottage cheese ass.

  2. I’m glad that at least you’re getting massages! I wish my week would have consisted of more ice cream…and I didn’t run a marathon last week.

  3. You JUST ran a marathon. Take it easy. Relax. Re-evaluate your goals and then go from there

  4. Easy does it girl, slowly but surely you’ll build back up. When’s your next race?

  5. Your bunny kills me. I want one.
    I agree with Alecia about being lazy, sometimes it feels so so good. And cleaning is always the first to go from my days!

  6. You’ll get your speed back, I promise. 26.2 miles takes a lot out of you.

  7. Jodie

    I die everytime you have Pants in a post!! SO ADORABLE! ~ BTW, Great Job on your marathon!!

  8. I’m with you – I would be an amazing retired person. All those folks who say, “oh, what would I do with myself? I’d just be so bored. . .” They clearly don’t understand the virtues of good TV, naps, & drinking hot cocoa in bed at 10 am on a Tuesday.

  9. Getting started again is kinda tough – but being able to say you ran a marathon is totally worth it!

  10. LOL! Don’t forget to kick a puppy after you throw the bottle at the baby seal. I remember from my NYC days that you have to specify your water: sparkling, still or TAP water.