This upcoming Saturday marks exactly two weeks after my marathon. It also marks exactly one week from the time that I really pulled the $hit out of my right calf, hamstring and glute *sighhh.
I was feeling so motivated and I biked on Saturday, ran 4 miles on Sunday (along with biking again) and then decided it was necessary that I do some light handstands/flips.
I'm not sure why I do this, EVERY TIME I get inured! I am too old to flip anymore on hard surfaces. I feel like it is an acquired skill that I never want to take for granted though. I mean it's a cool party trick!
The sad part is, I was feeling particularly motivated to run a few days after my marathon. That is the addiction of endurance sports, right? "I could have gone faster." "I can do so much better." "That wasn't good enough." Crap!
I braved the pool, the weight room and even the local brewery. I decided that since my leg muscle was out of commission, my esophagus was not.
And I may have ended up doing a little of this...
Or a lot...
Okay so no AA meetings soon for me. I woke up this morning feeling miraculously better and I think I'll attempt a little 2-3 mile run realll slow.
Pull it together Shelby! I am trying!
What is your post race guilt?
Have you ever re injured yourself right after a race and been down for the count for a while?