I slept so well last night. I woke up and started feeling disappointed with my crappy time. Don't you hate that - even though it is just a number. I hate that feeling. 10 minutes faster and I would have been a little bit happier with it. Why did I just meltdown in the second half? I'm frustrated.
On the other hand, I feel lucky to be capable to train for and finish a marathon, so I'm trying to take it in stride. Thoughts for the future - 1 day later? Next time I'm ready to tackle a marathon (if there is a next time, right?), maybe I'll look into the coach thing. It seems like it might be a way to bounce things off of someone and get more direction. Right now, I feel like I want a personal trainer and nutritionist to get everything back on track. I feel pretty down in the dumps with the marathon being over and having nothing on the horizon right now, even though it is probably what I need. I've been thinking lately about not being able to drop weight, and how if I was working and standing up all day, everything would probably be back to normal. There are trade offs for everything, but when I get down, I definitely miss that part of my life.
The day and week after the marathon - what do you do? Yesterday was a big protein day - tried to get as much as possible (including some shot roks which I will tell you about!) Do you take the whole week off from running? I am going to try. Do you cross train? Today I did yoga. I plan to lower my food intake and cross train and try not to run. Would love to hear what you typically do!
More pics from my mom's camera: