A big thank you for all the wonderful support and love from everyone on my race report. Truly amazing that so many people were excited about my accomplishment and found some inspiration in it. All of you inspire me to work harder and be my best at this sport. Really amazing, truly.
So, what did my post race recovery week look like?
Not much, ha!
Monday I was pretty sore and creaky. I took the day off work and the most moving around I did was walking Griswold. I wasn’t too sore though and was able to go about my day at home as normal. Just stiff and going up and down the stairs was tough. Tuesday was similar, albeit I was a lot less sore.
Wednesday I was feeling better, a bit of muscle fatigue but all my soreness was gone. I did my first post race workout. I wandered into the gym after work and did an easy two mile run on the treadmill. I actually felt good during the run and my heart stayed nice and low the whole time.
Thursday I did make it to spinning, but I only stayed for half the class. I have a Big Life thing going on right now that was completely eating away at my brain, so while sweating it out in spin calmed my stress, I still had stuff to do so I bailed early. It felt like a fair compromise. And as long as the last piece of the puzzle falls perfectly into place today I should be able to share the exciting news.
The weekend saw no formal workouts. I finally cleaned my house, which was long overdue… so much dog hair. Because something’s gotta give during training and it’s house work, always house work. Swept, vacuumed, scrubbed the bathroom and kitchen. Hubby also decided it’s finally time to tackle the basement. Our basement is unfinished and the floors are painted an awful blood red that has cracked and peeled. Whoever made that choice back in the day, ugh. Drylock, so much drylock. On all the walls, all the floors, everywhere. Hauling stuff out of the basement, moving things, scrubbing, painting. And then we’ll start framing and we’re planning to finish off two rooms down there. A large bedroom with a closet and a half bath/laundry room combo since it’s already plumbed. Because houses in Geneva come with random basement toilets. That was apparently all the rage some decades ago. The good news is the toilet is gone, the sewer hole is capped off, and once we finish drylocking we can get to work on framing, drywalling, hanging ceiling, flooring, installing, everything. Because just everything. Home ownership, oomph.
That’s about for last week. This week should be back to normal. I plan to get back into my typical training grind. I have Musselman in two weeks and I am seriously waffling on whether I want to stick with the sprint I’m registered for or switch to the half iron. What to do, what to do…
I do have one of my Bestie’s bachelorette party this weekend, so we’ll see how my foodtoalcoholtotraining ratio works out. Probably not in favor of training, that’s how.
One more time for good measure. I’ve been wearing my finishers hat a lot. Actually, let’s be honest here, I’ve been wearing all my IM Syracuse gear a lot!
Biggest race accomplishment you’ve ever had? Tell me about it!