Now, I sit here one week out and I know that was just one day. We all have bad days and unfortunately, April 16th was not my day even though I had wanted it to be for so long. The post-marathon blues have been especially tough this time around. I had been looking forward to Boston for so long and a 4:29, while it was the best I could perform that day, was not the time I pictured on that clock as I finished.
But luckily, recovery is going much better than I had expected. I have run three times since the marathon including eight miles yesterday. I know I could have run further but I am trying to avoid injury at all costs. My body seemed to have a pretty severe reaction to the heat, so I had a week of what seemed like severe allergies. This has convinced me even more that my body is not meant to work that hard in extreme conditions and I will not do that again.
Looking ahead, I have a busy month coming up. My semester ends in a few weeks so I am finishing up classes. My two week break from school will be my crash course in studying for the GRE. My husband started a new job today (Yay!!!) so I am finally relaxing there. We are really excited about the job he chose to go with because it is for a company that centers around fitness so he gets to be passionate about the product and so will I. I have been busy myself with other little projects and am proud to say I am staying afloat with a smile.
And, then I have a few races on my calendar that I am really getting excited about. I am running the Vermont City Marathon next month for the 4th year in a row. My confidence for PRing at Vermont is a little low but I am hoping my running will bounce back these next few weeks and I can maybe PR there. I am also doing my first triathlon this summer! I am registered for the Danskin Triathlon in Webster, Massachusetts and am looking forward to seeing how that goes. (This will be a post in itself this next week sometime.)
And now, I am contemplating my fall schedule. I am torn between finding another marathon to run or maybe doing a big triathlon. I would love to even try a trail marathon, but don't even know where to begin training for one of those. I would love any suggestions for races on the East Coast that are still open. Oh the decisions!