Yes, I know that I’ve been off the grid. I’ll be off for a little longer too.
I have only done two runs post marathon. I will say that I felt really good on them. Especially the 6 miles that I got to run on the trails. Yeah for trails! My happy place. It was just what I needed too.
Training for a marathon is tough. By the end, just about everyone I know is sick of not running but training – needing to run certain miles, needing to hit certain pace, and the time it takes. Somehow though once the finish line is crossed, you realize not only how worth all that training was but that you would do it all over again!
I, on my runners high, decided to put in for the Chicago marathon lottery just a few short days after running NY. No not crazy. Just on a runner’s high. Besides I think the odd of me actually getting in our slim to non since I used up my lottery luck on Marine Corps Marathon. That being said, it would be really cool to get in.
Now even on my runner’s high, I am not immune to how hard I pushed my body nor how much it needed a break.
So a break I took.
A break I am getting.
It doesn’t hurt that I’m having surgery today. So I will be forced to take more of a break than I’ve probably taken in 3 years.
But I’ll be back….
Actually, I’m not going anywhere. I’ll keep you posted.