Well kids, it’s Tuesday and I did my second run post marathon. I ran a few easy miles yesterday just to loosen up my legs and it was not pretty. You know that scene in Forest Gump when he’s a little boy trying to run with braces on his legs? That is, in a nutshell, what I looked like. Unfortunately for me there was no redeeming scene when my braces broke off and I began to sprint. It was a sad sight and I would like to take this opportunity to say that if I provided any entertainment to any onlookers, you’re welcome.
At least I feel better. This is actually the best I have ever felt after such a big race. I am stretching and icing twice a day which I think has helped a ton. I’m also drinking lots of water and eating those little cutie oranges like they’re candy. There is some evil sickness going around right now and my nurse friends tell me that I am especially prone to catch something because my immune system is tired. Go figure.
So today I ran again looking a little less silly but still not at 100%. I ran 3 miles and ended up walking a little towards the end which I was totally down with.
I am thinking of doing a 5k race this weekend but I’m not really sure about it at this point. I have until tomorrow to decide. The big running season is pretty much over here for a bit but kicks off in February with an 8 mile run called the Great Aloha Run.
I’m not sure if I will be running this year because of the adoption timeline but we will see. For now my next big race will be the first ever North Shore marathon in May. I’m looking forward to it. I will leave you with the picture of my awesome shirt and medal from the Honolulu marathon enjoy…