|Beautiful location for a marathon|
Then there's the brain. Yesterday I spent the day walking back upstairs to get the thing I'd forgotten to take down only to get distracted on the way up and forget again. Just what you want to do when all your muscles are tired. Another of my friends reported trying to spread butter on his toast with a spoon. Better than a fork I reckon.
But every day I'm feeling a little less tired and less sore. I can now sit down and get up without making very audible groans - which is good
because, apparently, it's not socially acceptable to make those kinds of noises in public toilets. Especially on school holidays when there's lots of kids around who think that noises of pain emanating from the toilet are hysterically funny. Hey cool mean girl, you run a marathon and I'll stand outside your cubicle and laugh at you next time.
|There's been lots of these on the menu|
And I'm making plans. Working out a way that my body holds together a little better for my next marathon in October.
I had a chat with my eldest son on Monday night to pick his brains. His brains have useful information in it when it comes to recovery and injury. I'm kind of grateful to the kid who almost broke his ankle back when he was a teenager and made him interested in physiotherapy as a profession. And I'm glad that he didn't get into it straight away and had to get a degree in exercise physiology first. All those years studying are now paying off for me.
He gave it to me straight. I'm weak. Soft! Especially in the centre. I'd like to blame it on having three bouncing baby boys but if I'm honest I've always been soft there. I totally need to harden up and hit the gym to get my muscle imbalances sorted.
So I've made an appointment at the place he used to work at to get an assessment and a program. And I'm going to work hard.
But not quite yet. Because recovery comes first.
recover away marathon lady :-)ReplyDelete
I get sore just from walking around the river so I can only imagine your pain. Is it a satisfying pain in any way? What about blisters? I'd definitely have blisters.ReplyDelete
The knee pain wasn't satisfying but the pain at the physio definitely was. I could walk much better afterwards. No blisters but I did get some impressive bra chafing which I didn't realise until I stood under the shower.Delete
Absolutely recovery comes first. And I DO think you need to add some of your lovely bakery items to that recovery list! Enjoy the break.ReplyDelete
Smart recovery! And well-deserved. I hope you get some baking in as part of your recovery, as well.ReplyDelete
come on what's it been about 4 or 5 days isn't that enough... time to get training again!ReplyDelete
OK maybe not, but I would go for sooner rather than later, keep it short and easy, with a couple of strides to get the legs moving at the right pace.
Don't worry about being week all over, I have the same problem and can't wait for next week to start trying to get the body working properly again!
So the brain fog that comes after a major athletic achievement is really a thing, not a myth! Hang in there, I'm sure you'll be back to your normal self soon...ReplyDelete
Enjoy the recovery you've earned it. But sounds like a good plan going forward. I know I don't comment or read as much as I used to but no worries, Jim keeps me updated on a regular basis :)ReplyDelete
Oh, that sounds great Char... I know you've talked about the fact you don't do any strength / core stuff before. You might be a convert!ReplyDelete
Recovery is well deserved, enjoy it for a while.ReplyDelete
And doing another one in October? Wow!
Have a good recovery!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that someone else is washing up the dinner dishes :)