After my stellar 15 mile run on Sunday, Chris came out to meet me and walk the last mile back to the condo. I was really hurting at this point and just wanted to get back and stretch, take an ice bath, and foam roll. Once we got back, I started stretching and suddenly I felt so much better! I think I must have stretched for at least 20 minutes because it felt so good. Then I braved the freezing cold water of my ice bath for about 2.7 minutes and quickly hopped in the warm shower because I was way too cold.
After my shower, I plopped down on the couch and didn't move for about 3 hours while I caught up on my blogging, facebook, twitter, and email. I finally decided around 11:30 that it was time to eat breakfast (I just didn't have an appetite after my run was done, there must be something wrong with me!!). After my Kashi Island Vanilla goodness there was more laying around, playing on the computer, and searching for races to participate in.
The early afternoon brought in a thunderstorm, so Chris and I went out on the balcony to check it out. This is my OMG!, I could have been out running in this face:
And here's a couple of the storm rolling in:
The rest of Sunday was spent pretty much the same with a little football and candy thrown in.
As I was walking around that night I mentioned to Chris that I wasn't as sore as I thought I would be after running 15 miles, he said he noticed and he was amazed how I was acting like I didn't run at all that morning. I guess my body is getting used to these longer distances.
Monday morning I woke up at 5:45 and couldn't go back to sleep, so I just laid there for awhile and then finally got up and saw Chris off to work. Then I got dressed and went down to the gym to loosen up my legs from the run on Sunday. I did 30 minutes on the stationary bike, sweated like crazy, then came back to the room and did some lunges, squats, pushups and planks.
One quick breakfast and a shower later, I headed out the door to take our 5k registrations to the Run-N-Tri store. On Friday night we will be running in the Thumbs up for Bill Memorial 5k. (Click the link for more details) There are no awards, just a timed run, a t-shirt, and our money going to a great cause. If you are in the Gulfport area, you should join us for a little running at 6:30 on Friday. Come on out so we can run together!!