Day 202: The day after the 10 mile race was a little rough. Well, maybe more than a little rough. My IT band/knee did not want to move without a mandatory wince and my thighs quivered with every step. How the heck was I supposed to workout!?
I decided on an extra hot yoga class at Core Power Yoga and went 15 minutes early to let my muscles relax. Some poses felt amazing and some felt like a knife slipping in my muscles (maybe in a good way? I’m still not sure). Regardless of the discomfort that I was in, I knew that I’d feel ten times better afterwards….and that I did.
Day 203: My friend, Sarah and I went to Washington Park for a five-mile walk. Most of my soreness was worked out during the walk and the remainder of whatever emotional strain I was feeling for the prior week was fading as well.
Day 204: Today I had my first massage in two years and it. felt. amazing. My body was craving some muscle relaxation, stress relief and down time. After that, I felt spent (yes, spent from relaxing…it’s possible and I recommend it to everyone)! Mike and I went to Washington Park, held hands, walked for 90 minutes and laughed at every dog around. It was a great end to a perfect day.