We got back to Boston late Monday night and I’m definitely missing the Miami sunshine already! While I love my home city of Boston, there’s nothing like escaping to warmer climates during the winter to cleanse the soul. Even a quick weekend away was such an incredible mental boost!
We wrapped up our trip with a great lunch with my parents who were also in town. Lunch with a view:
Lunch was followed by a drive around Key Biscayne (super windy, but super summer-like!).
One last walk down Ocean Drive.
Followed by a quick walk down the boardwalk and beach. Such great places to explore, and there were so many runners!
I was exhausted yesterday after landing at Logan airport at 1:30 am, followed by a long day of work. So, I decided to take off yesterday from my planned 30-45 minutes of easy running, and ran 7 miles this morning after a solid night’s sleep. Temps were in the 30s at the early hour, which was a nice balmy temperature for Boston at dawn in January! Most of the snow that fell last weekend has melted away given the recent temperatures, making for an easy jog around my favorite loop.
It was so nice to have a couple of days off after Sunday’s race, but I am ready to get back to the grind of marathon training. Sometimes we just need a break from running to recover, prevent injury, and cure any sense of burnout. Taking a couple of days off can enable us to recharge and ready ourselves to tackle the next steps! I am looking forward to getting back on schedule with 8 miles tomorrow and 20 miles over the weekend. Lots of stretching and foam rolling in between! After racing this weekend, I am getting super pumped for my next race: Phoenix Marathon. Stay tuned for a motivating post later in the week! Hope you all enjoy your Wednesday. :)
What’s your favorite way to relax and recharge? For me, I’d say RUNNING of course, and spending time with good friends and family!
Do you usually take time off after a race? If so, how much time?
What’s your favorite post-race treat? For me, anything salty like nachos!