I’m now two weeks post marathon and feeling back to normal.
The week after the marathon I did pretty much nothing. Well sort of. I actually ended up flying to Texas for Thanksgiving and took the entire week off from doing anything except eating, drinking, and hanging out with friends and family. I think I needed the break more mentally than physically and it was so nice to not have to worry about running. By my second to last day I wanted to get out some, so I settled on taking my parent’s dogs for a walk.
Then last week I decided to get back to being active. I ran a little, lifted some weights, but spent most of my time on the bike! I missed my bike and I missed riding!
The start of December brought warm(ish) temperatures so Eric and I got out for a little ride yesterday morning. We took the cx bikes out and rode to the course and got a few laps in. Eric rode behind me and ‘coached’ me which was nice and helpful.
I was surprised that riding didn’t feel hard, but I guess that’s because even though I wasn’t riding I was still running a ton.
After getting kind of dizzy from riding in circles we rode over to West Fairmount to try to find the Pavilion in the Trees. I had recently read about it, it sounded cool, and I wanted to find it.
Eric spotted it first and we were able to ride our bikes over to the entrance. It’s kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but it’s this wooden structure that is pretty high off the ground and sort of like a treehouse.
It was nice to find something new in the park (which seems to always happen) and I can’t wait to go back when there are leaves on the trees.
I’m looking forward to finding a nice balance between running and riding for the next few months.