Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hey, everyone!  I think I can safely say that I am recovered from the marathon.  The muscle soreness only lasted a couple days.  Blisters and chafing took a little longer to heal.  And my worn out knees took a little longer than that to feel back to normal.

I tried going for a run a couple days after the race, and it felt awful.  My body had nothing in the tank even if my desire to run was there.  So I cut it short and headed home to rest some more.

A few days after that, I rode my bike home after dropping my car off at the shop.  Then, this Sunday afternoon, it was so beautiful out that I had to spend some time outdoors doing something.  So I went for an 18 mile ride on the bike paths going wherever I felt like and however fast or slow.  It was wonderful, and I feel like a normal, functioning person again.  Not like my knees were 75 years old.  That's a good thing!

I'm glad I didn't sign up for another distance race within a week or two of the marathon.  I wouldn't have been ready for it.  But I'm ready to get out there again now.  I just need a new pair of running shoes...

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