So, I am just a wee bit sore from Sunday’s Asics LA Marathon. Next time I will study that elevation chart a little more or try and channel Brianne Nelson who flies down the hills! I feel mentally energized, but as I stood at the bottom of our stairs last night holding Livy it looked more like Mt. Everest. I was incredibly sore after my first marathon in 2003, and then was never that sore again. I guess because it’s been 6 long years since I’ve run a full 26.2 miles, it’s like it was my first one.
I’m not totally sure of my future racing plans other than the fact that they will be geared to the Olympic Trials next February in 2016. Right now, I am enjoying some much needed down-time. It’s nice to have some off time after a race that went well, as opposed to a bad one. It is so much easier to recovery and move forward after being on an emotional high from a solid race. For this reason, I always tell athletes to find something good out of every race, learn something and move on. Though I am enjoying my walks with Livy, I’m ready to get back out there and see what I can do. And by the way, did you know I am 39 years old!!!!