Wow, I knew that post marathon recovery would be hard, but didn’t know it’d be this hard! Following my Saturday marathon I had sore and dealing with a nagging knee pain from the race. I woke up Sunday morning and felt pretty good, but by Sunday evening, I was starting to break down a bit. My throat had been sore on Friday and Saturday durign the race, but by Sunday evening this had grown to into a full-fledged cold! Boo!
Monday I took easy as a sick day to rest & also get my PT referral started. Today I’m taking pretty easy as well, with a work from home day. It’s been weird that when I’ve got a cold, my appetite is 0! What am I going to do about reverse carb-loading? I’ve been trying to munch on snacks, anything that seems appealing, and had a smoothie last night for some fruits, spinach & vitamins.
I thought I’d share some photos since I realized I wrote my race report without any photos included!
Expo & Shirt Exchange Zone
If you got a shirt that wasn’t the right size, you could put your name and phone # on a post-it for someone else to help exchange. For example, “M ISO L 312-222-222” We joked that some of our single friends should pick the post-its of the size men or women that they wanted to pick up!
At the Illini Stadium, Mike was the designated photographer.
Peter (black & white shirt) and Dave (orange shirt) finishing their marathon! Go guys!
Apparently my hair won’t stay put after 5:22!
Post Marathon Yoga:
My sad attempt at downward dog post-marathon. Please don’t judge!