...something running-related to post about!
After the marathon last weekend, I was pretty darn sore. I'm not sure I've ever been that sore after a marathon. After the Fall 50 last year? Yes. After the Flying Pig Marathon a couple years ago? Definitely...but after that marathon I was injured (IT Bands on both legs) to the point on not being able to run. I consider sore/hurt different from injured.
Anyway, back to this week. Between it being January and not being able to run all that any miles, and the marathon being perfectly flat, it's taken a bit longer for my legs to bounce back. Monday and Tuesday were zero days, but Wednesday Parsenn and I went out for a 5 miler. With the exception of him jumping up on a huge huskie and another runner on the sidewalk and consequently getting disciplined by yours truly, the run was pretty uneventful. Yesterday I wanted to get out for some miles, but errands prevented it.
That leaves me heading into the weekend with all of 5 miles on my legs this week. And it's not looking promising. Tonight I can hopefully get 5 miles in, and then I'll try to find time this weekend...but it's not looking promising. (Wait, I just said that.) We're going to a fundraising contest on Saturday night, which may or may not involve me in that dress from a couple posts ago.
I was toying with the idea of a 50K on Feb 7th, but have erased it from the schedule. I don't want to wear my legs out as much as I did until a little later in the year, and I received an invitation to a birthday party for Ellie's 6 year old neice. Hmm...running in the woods for 5 hours or birthday cake. While the decision is closer than it would be for most, I'm opting for the cake :)