Ahhhhh. That’s how my body, and my mind especially, are feeling right about now. I am thoroughly enjoying a bit of a break from any real training. I’m getting in runs here or there, but not worrying about how far, how fast, or how often. I’m spending some time in the pool, on my bike trainer, and lifting/doing yoga. All of it feels just right for someone who ran a marathon not quite two weeks ago.
Today after an hour spin on the bike trainer, I took the kids, their friends, and the dog hiking in the nearby state park. It’s so beautiful out there and it was a perfect day to be in the woods. Every time I’m back there it whets my appetite for trail running. I’m thinking of trying to carve out the time to do just that every other week or so–I think the hill training would be good Boston prep.
Speaking of which–my downtime has to come to a screeching halt pretty darn soon, which is why I am making the most of this break. April 18 isn’t that far off, and neither is the return of long runs. If I didn’t have this mental/physical break, I know I’d resent that fact. Instead, though, I’m starting to itch (just a bit!) to get going again.
Don’t forget my Tytenz gear belt giveaway here. It ends Friday.