Post Marathon Swagger
I often read about the “post marathon blues” – that feeling of now what? after the race. Fortunately, I do not experience that because my life for the past 10 years has been about training for something. I know the process will start again soon enough. (I’ve already got my next two races on the calendar.) If I suffer anything post marathon, it’s post marathon gluttony. Too much good food! Luckily, I had a physical this morning and had to go to the doctor in a fasted state. That kept me from overdoing it on yogurt and granola 🙂 . Lunch was a different story completely.
In addition to post marathon gluttony, I also have the post 26.2 mile swagger. I forgot how bad it could be until this morning when I tried to get out of bed. I couldn’t walk like a normal person and trying to do any kind of light stretching was a task. Touch my toes? Ha! Maybe next week. Someone shared this great video on Facebook today and I thought it adequately demonstrated how I was feeling at 6am. Granted, I feel much better now but when I walked into the doctor’s office this morning, I could only imagine what everyone was thinking. This is about what I looked like…
Happy Trails and Happy Running,