Well, I still did my usual housewife stuff, but I also had plenty of chances to watch a chick flick (The Proposal), eat salt and pepper popcorn (popped by Mike) and drink wine (Chardonnay).
The day after the marathon I took off my Marathon Hat and put on my Mom Hat, I got Luke off to school, took Eliza to her first day of preschool, went to PT, then to the library for story time sign up. My post- race soreness didn't really kick in until Tuesday, when I literally had to roll out of bed to get out of it. The worst part has been the inner thigh chafing, which scabbed over and now looks like overcooked bacon. Mike took a picture of it for posterity. My hammy is sore, but nothing terrible.
So obviously I've been thinking of What's Next. I feel like I'm on vacation right now, free of my training schedule, free to go for a run just for the heck of it. I'm happy to have my Saturday mornings back, which are now filled with Luke's soccer games. As for racing, I'd like to try and find a half marathon to do before the year is through. My friend Kelly has been talking about a 50k trail run in November, you don't have to do the whole thing, but I'm new to trail running, and don't even have trail shoes so that might be a bit ambitious for me right now.
At any rate, I do want to do another Marathon, but next time around, I'd like to do it on a larger scale. Rochester only had about 600 runners for the full, and over a 1,000 for the half, so it would be fun to do one in a larger city.
I still have my 1,000 miles in 2010 goal, as of today I have 296.75 miles to run before midnight December 31st. Which I think is doable, especially now that the kids are in school. For the first time in 6 years I'll have several chances each week for guilt free running. I do need to focus more on cross training, and on my core, I could have done more while doing my training, and I'm sure that's why I injured myself again.
I had a surprise when I came home on Tuesday, beautiful sunflowers from my wonderful friend Jennifer, which are really brightening the kitchen.
Now I need to go find my finishers medal, the kids keep swiping it from me.