Today Heidi and I did a 3.5 mile run around the lake. It was the first time really moving my legs since Sunday’s marathon and things felt a bit stiff (TWSS). The good news is that this is the first marathon I’ve run where my legs were not overly sore or achy the next day. I’m kind of impressed by that because I usually walk like I have a load in my pants for the 1-2 days following a marathon. You know how it is - kind of shuffling along, grabbing your quads every time you walk up stairs or sit on the toilet. I feel like throughout this training cycle my body learned how to recover from long runs relatively quickly with the right amount of refueling and rest.
I did have to chuckle to myself when I was at the doctor’s office today and the nurse asked if I was doing another marathon this weekend. Uh, yeah, right. And then I’m going to put on my super woman cape and save children from burning buildings.
Heidi is able to run further now, and we only took a few walk breaks where I had to coax her and tell her “looking strong!” “you’ve got this!” and “don’t quit now or you’ll hate yourself!” She was kind of tired after the fact and threw up a little (not the volumes she did last time). She is not smiling in this picture, but she is smiling inside I’m sure.
Heidi doesn’t know it but she is now doing the Couch to 5K program. Or, maybe we should call it the Floor to 5K because she is not technically allowed on the couch. She is getting into shape and slimming down. Clearly I need to be a trainer on the canine version of the Biggest Loser.
Here I am instructing Heidi on the best use of the foam roller after a run. I think this might help her recover faster.
So, we have the Bolder Boulder 10k this weekend in Boulder (duh). We always run it as a family – well, Ken and Sam go ahead and Emma, Kathy and I run together. We always dress in costumes (last year was tutus, year before hula skirts). I was trying to think of what we could wear this year and did a search. I might not have found the perfect costumes for us, but I surely did find some we will NOT be wearing:
I would suggest we wear this one, but I don’t own any tighty whiteys, don’t have a bulge and I don’t think the sashes would adequately cover my supple bosom.
This here is a very creative costume, but not anatomically or colorfully correct. There’s just something fishy about it too (hah!). It also looks very hot and furry to run in.
Now, this one would be very appropriate for me and I have experience wearing boxes because my brother and I were a pair of dices (die?) once for Halloween.
But, the BEST and most appropriate costume for me would certainly be this one. TOTAL genius:
Have any costume ideas for me? (Keep in mind my 12 year old daughter will be wearing the same thing, so I’d rather not go as a stripper or someone from Girls Gone Wild).
Have you ever run in a costume?
How do you usually feel the days after a race?