Ok, I have to say that running under NO training-plan pressure has been BLISSFUL
Now that's not to say that I'm not looking forward and planning out my next few races, but I love this 'in between time' where I can run when I want and as little/much as I want (within reason. Not going to go out and run 15 tomorrow though the thought DOES appeal to me. I'm a long run gal at heart) =)
I did my first post-marathon run on Sunday
3.1 miles on the treadmill 1% incline 32:50 (plus 20 x 4 sets of push ups)
My legs felt good and ready for an outdoor run but I thought I should give them (and my feet) a softer surface to start out on.
I was able to run without my callus protectors! For the first time in MONTHS!!!! SUPER excited about that. The run felt good. My legs felt fresh the whole time but my lungs were like that of a chain smoker. This run sucked the ever-lovin' breath right out of me! Felt WAY faster than 10ish minute miles effort-wise. But I loved every minute of it.
After that in honor of Mother's Day. I took my mom (and dad) out to lunch at a buffet.
I'll spare you any pictures.
I was hurting for hours and even by dinner time I STILL wasn't hungry.
Its a tradition that my hubby buys me a Village Inn pie for Mother's Day and I am NOT one to mess with traditions. So home he came that night with a beautiful Banana Cream Pie. AND even though I wasn't hungry, I ate 1/4 of the pie that night!
The other 3/4 was consumed by me through out the day yesterday. (So basically that was 4,000+ calories of PIE in 24 hours).
Yeah, I didn't sleep so well last night.
Thankfully I was still able to get up this morning and meet my friends at 5:30 for a 4 mile run
60* at 5:30 am! Love that. Didn't love the 99* that it rose to later in the day. Nebraska's weather is bi-polar.
I'm the textbook example of a sugar hangover here.
The run felt GREAT. It was already light out at 5:30 a.m.! Love it.
The run ushered the globs of sugar right out of my pores and I felt great the rest of the day.
I tried to eat wisely today to make up for my sugar abuse yesterday.
I love those Flatout wraps!
Which went well except for the 2.5 granola bars I ate today....actually I think it was 3.5. Forgot I ate one at breakfast. ADDICTIVE, they are.
Do you have a favorite kind of pie?
What's your favorite temp to run in?
Any special Mother's Day traditions?