Apparently in my world the aftermath of running a Marathon (plus hundreds, and hundreds of miles) on an injured leg is that some legit time off is needed. I haven't run in 9 days. And before I took those 9 consecutive days off I had only run 9 miles total, post marathon. So guess what? I'm ready to tear out my motherf****ng HAIR!!!!
I might have been downplaying the extent of the leg mayhem on here because I made the choice all on my own not to address it until post marathon. I'm ok with that, I met my Marathon goal like a boss and am now taking some time to heal and drive the whole world crazy with my excess energy and constant complaining. Would it have been better to take a few days off back in early June and avoid this chaos all together? Well, yes but as we all know hindsight is 20/20 and I never thought I'd end up spending so many weeks hurting...
The good news is that I'm feeling better. Like (dare I say?) 100% recovered. I'm champing at the bit to get back out there especially after doing the calculations today and realizing that my time before marathon #2 is growing ever smaller. *panics!!* I know my next wrong move will be trying to justify a long run this coming weekend. To be honest, I have already talked myself out of it multiple times today. For those of you reading who are preparing to forcefully restrain me just know that I'm not going to do it (and it's killing me...) But I'm going to ease back into running logically and save the 20 miler for Monday, haha!!! (I'm kidding!! kidding... mostly...)
In other good news, all this spare time gives me the ability to make some sweet, sweet arts and crafts. Lucky Eric and Andy, amazing Ironmen, and recipients of a sign that looks boss, or (if you don't understand our language) looks like it was made by a bunch of 5 year olds on crack. Your choice... Yes. those are unicorns barfing rainbows at the bottom of the poster. It goes without saying that this is what every Ironman wants to see.
|THE. BEST. SIGN. EVER. |