Recovery was a strange, strange road this time around. But then again, I never recovered from anything like this. Sunday, the day Nanny Goat ended I drove home and went straight to bed (knee braces still on.) I ached from fatigue. A couple hours later, my husband drew a bath, woke me and insisted that I soak.
Basically, Sunday and Monday, I slept and ate. My feet only slightly swollen were still red. My arms, the tops of my feet, all of my legs and my scalp itched. That darn near drove me crazy. I also felt stiff, but amazingly I experienced absolutely no pain while foam rolling. My knees ceased causing pain by Monday. And by Monday I could walk around just like normal – even up and down steps. I felt so good Monday, I thought that I might run on Tuesday.
When Tuesday rolled around however, I still had sleeping to do. I decided to reel in the calories however. It was time. After I got the boys off to school, I slept pretty much until noon when it was time to pick-up the boys (early-out day) and then get ready for work.
Even with this napping, pretty much around the clock, I went to bed at a decent hour and slept all the way through the night, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Today, Wednesday, I felt great! Great enough for a run. And so after getting the boys off to school, I drove home to do some chores and dressed for a trail run. I was astonished how loose my shoes felt, how in fact comfy they felt. If I didn’t know better, I was off to run in slippers! I’m surprised how those 67 miles got me used to dirty, grimy, sweaty clothing and swollen feet shoved into my shoes. I drove off to Wood Canyon DOWN-RIGHT GIDDY.
I found today’s run to Top of the World, ridiculously easy. It was as if I had been wearing weights on my back until today. When suddenly freed from the weights, I practically floated along the trails. I found myself dancing to the tunes on my ipod as I ran along the ridge. Sure I broke a sweat, quite a sweat running to Top of the World. But it was a lovely, clean, fresh sweat. LOL. Yes, I’m acting silly. Truth is, I feel like Nanny Goat changed my run. It changed my perspective on distance. It changed my perspective on my current abilities and gave me confidence that I can train for Twin Peaks.
When I returned home, I drew a bath, and did ab work on the living room floor. Just prepping – next week, the training begins.
Bring it on. (With a smile of course!) :)
My Run Today: