I forced myself to take a full week off from running after the marathon. Reminding myself I'm still fairly amateur at the sport, I painfully sat around watching my more seasoned friends start back up! To try an ease my mind, I read any literature I could find that supported my decision to take an extended break. While the Hanson Marathon Method suggest two weeks for all its runners, I don't plan on going H.A.M. anytime soon, so I decided to start after one week.
I looked forward to the positives, healing up, catching up on sleep, not having to worry about the time of my dinner or how it would affect my running start time. The sleeping part didn't work too well, I still woke up almost every day a little after 4am and had trouble falling back asleep for more than short intervals of sleep.
So what has been up? Well here are some photos (Mostly repeats from Instagram):
|Here mom, carry my leaves|
|Throw Back Box|
|Snake and a Hedgehog|
|A nap before the most epic tantrum ever|
|Reading to her skeleton|
And my first run post marathon - Pint Night!
Agenda for the near future: Catch up on blog reading/commenting (I haven't done this in like a week). Do easy runs only, try to get the house in order (see more unpacking and furniture assembly), get in 100% Halloween mode, write my review of the Hanson Marathon Method, and stay connected with the running community! (More social runs through the winter?)
Okay, family calls, leave some love!