I just hit 3 weeks post Richmond! This is probably the most patient I’ve ever been with my running post marathon, but it feels really good to take it easy and slowly get back to running.
I also had a sore ankle for the first week after the race – my guess is that sprinting down a steep hill for the final .1 after working for 26 miles stressed it a bit. I’m still not sure if it was a mild sprain or a tendon issue, but it seems to be behind me.
Here’s what my third week of recovery looked like:
Monday : 4.75 easy run, other than one giant hill!
Tuesday: 40 minute pool run
Wednesday: 4 easy miles with hubs – I love that we both work from home on Wednesdays! Later I tacked on 30 push ups, 20 squats plus bridges, side plank and leg raises
Thursday: 30 minute easy spin + 30 minute legs/core rotating through each of these “stations”
Squats and squat variations: goblet squats, pendulum squats and squat+press
Lunges and variations: Back lunges, forward lunge with a twist, walking lunges
Glutes/hamstrings: one leg bridges, donkey kicks, squat thrusts
Core: leg raises, bicycles, side and front planks
Friday: 40 minute pool run + 15 minute swim
Saturday: 5 miles easy + 3-4 miles of walking NYC with one of my best childhood friends and her daughter
Sunday: 45 pool run
We had a fun weekend hosting friends, including our girls NYC trip on Saturday. We basically ate our way through the city… the City Bakery, Cowgirl for lunch, Do (cookie dough!) and then the guys came in and we all met up for Koren BBQ and checking out the Christmas tree + Magnolia bakery.
The crowds were insane near the tree, but my 3yo’s face made it all worth it!
What I’m making lately…
Over the weekend, I was really enjoying cooking again. It’s more fun when there are people to cook for. Sunday morning, I made a puffy German apple pancake and a veggie fritatta and carrot apple muffins for brunch.
And chicken fajitas with guacamole for lunch.
I still need to make my plan for this week but am leaning toward a chili with squash, salmon with the last of our brussel sprouts from the garden and maybe a lasagna.
Also, Trader Joe’s is killing me with all the holiday treats. Peppermint is my favorite!!
Favorite holiday traditions? Have you been to NYC around Christmas?
What are your favorite seasonal treats?