This week was all about marathon recovery and, of course…my birthday:)
The day after the Memphis Marathon, with trepidation, I got out for an easy shakeout jog. After Chicago, I could barely walk. I ran a faster time in Memphis and was actually able to go for a jog the next day!! I think the hills really helped my legs:)
Perk to early morning runs: I was the only person on Beale St. the morning after the race.
Of course I had to treat myself to a celebratory breakfast…
7 miles. Yet again, I was so happy that I was able to run…even though it was slow. P.S. I love this Brooks Run Happy Christmas Tech Tee!
8 miles. I met my friends on the track. I didn’t do the speed workout, but opted to jog. I was frustrated that I couldn’t do more, but tried to be grateful that I was even running.
I did PiYo Core afterwards.
And much to my chagrin, Jason brought home Christie Cookies. Their white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are SOOOO good! My willpower was non-existent. Tis the season!
Thursday: My 34th birthday!
I met my sweet friends for a 6 mile run and breakfast afterwards! I felt so loved and it was the perfect way to kick-off the day:)
My Nana sent me a birthday mouse:)
My husband leaves me daily post-it notes. I loved my birthday note..
Speaking of #pimpinjoy, my hat arrived just in time for my birthday. Love it!
We had a dinner date at Moto for my favorite blueberry lasagna.
It sounds odd, but it’s amazing!
Cheers to 34….
and to presents that come in black boxes;)
After a fun night, coffee was my best friend.
It was 22 degrees and I ran 8 less than stellar miles.
I’m doing my best to be patient…to remind myself that I ran a marathon 6 days ago. Nothing really hurts. I just have heavy, tired legs. Tomorrow I’m going to get out for a “long-ish” run. I’m going to cut myself some slack and be flexible with my mileage. Fingers crossed I’ll feel great!
Thanks again to everyone for your kind birthday wishes this week!!!! It was a wonderful day:)
Do you have any birthday traditions? I always have a special breakfast!
How quickly do you get back to speed work after a marathon?
How many cups of coffee do you typically drink a day? Sometimes I’ll have 1 in the morning, and I always have 1 in the afternoon as a pick-me-up!