So… I allegedly ran 13.1(1!) miles a week and a half ago.
I laid low for a while. I did yoga two days after the race (that was hard). I told myself I wouldn’t run for the week following the race, but broke that on Friday evening (so close to making it a week..). I wanted to run. I did 4 miles and was surprised at how hard it was at a stellar 12:00 pace. I felt good physically before the run but I think my body was trying to tell me it wasn’t ready to run quite yet. Although I was very gung-ho about running during my training, I don’t think I’m burnt out. I’m enjoying the time off for now.
I started the 100 push-up challenge on Sunday since I somehow have it in my mind that I’m hiking Half Dome sometime this year. Nevermind the fact that you need to apply for a permit 4 months in advance and it’s 2,000 miles away. Enough time has passed since the backpack-the-Grand-Canyon adventure that I’m ready for a new challenge. Plus, I just ran a half marathon and will have run a second by the time I could get a permit. I did this hike in 2005, and then this guy and this guy in 2010. I may have wanted to die after Tanner, but that’s all just a fond sweet memory now.
I went to yoga this past Monday and, aside from the extreme humidity and heat, it went much better than the week before. I’ll try running tonight.