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Post marathon week..

Thursday, October 13, 2011

has not been easy.

Not just physically, but actually more so emotionally.

Monday morning, I had to be up at 3 for work and worked all day long. Monday night my grandma stayed the night so we shared my bed (its a king) but I didnt sleep well and was up at 7am and worked until 8pm. Wed up at 4 am and couldnt fall asleep until 1am. And then today, up at 4am..PHEW! My legs were SOOORE monday, not as terrible tues, back to normal yesterday and today.

The biggest difference? My mood and emotions. I know that my body took a major toll and I have definitely been dehydrated this week. I've been in a complete dizzy fog. And i've also been in a bad mood or very emotional on the brink of tears. I havent felt like myself and am guessing I have that 'post marathon depression' you hear about...I googled it and there were so many articles sheesh. I guess its a real thing.

Anyway, still not really feeling like myself and am very sensitive to anything anyone says to me, which isnt good. In fact, I was supposed to go out with girls for dinner tomorrow night but I ended up just passing because its been a weird week in regards to friends..totally reading one another wrong and its just too much work right now! CRAZY.

In other news..tonight I did my FIRST post race workout! I went to the gym and got on that treadmill. Started with a walk and ended up doing a 13 min per mile jog for 3 miles. Then hobbled off and did the elliptical for a bit so I could burn 400 calories in total. It took a LOT of energy out of me! weird isnt it? I guess my body truly is tired! But i'm happy I did it. My knees are aching now (not pain but aching) so ice is in order.

Tomorrow will be my training session with George. No telling how thats going to go! Have a great night my spark friends.

THANK YOU for all the goodies, comments and congrats! Love ya!
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  • MASRITE
    Sorry you aren't feeling like yourself. Hopefully, it'll pass quickly. Good for you for getting on that treadmill and elliptical. Have a good workout with George!!
    3046 days ago
  • POINTAFTER
    Sounds like you got back on that horse....uh...treadmill. If it's normal then I'm sure there are ways to deal with it quickly, and possibly avoid it.

    Another one of my Sparkfriends, Anne7x7 is a runner. Maybe she can offer some advice.

    Good luck! Don't stay blue.
    3046 days ago
  • JEM0622
    Sorry that the post marathon blues have hit you. I would encourage you to go out with your friends and tell your marathon story. I am sure it would lift your spirits. emoticon
    3047 days ago
  • LIGHTNINGRUNNER
    emoticon sorry you are having such a tough time. Sparkmail if you need to vent anytime.
    3047 days ago
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