It Only Took Three Days…

…until I wanted to run again πŸ™‚

It’s been a busy few days and I’m sure looking forward to the weekend with my whole family. Even though our weekend will be filled with swimming lessons and indoor soccer season starting, I’m looking forward to getting out for a little run too πŸ™‚ It only took me three days to WANT to run again post half marathon – not bad, eh!

Wednesday afternoon came around and I had this great sensation of wanting to go for a run. Only, I couldn’t because I still had to pick up the girls and get through our night. I figured I would get on the treadmill to walk and maybe a light run but I ended up doing stuff around the house and getting into Netflix. I meant well but ran out of steam to move my legs again.

It’s all good as my hamstring still isn’t 100%. I’m not in massive pain and it’s getting better each day so I know this rest is important for healing.

it will hurt

I’m not too concerned that I’m not running as I know my body needs this rest. I have thought about my next run, my next yoga class, walks with my family and all the workouts at home I’ll do over the upcoming months as it get’s colder outside. I’m also looking forward to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing this winter. Oh, but don’t worry running – you are still on my list of things to do and I’ll cross you off my list this weekend – pinky swear.

How long after finishing a race did you WANT to run?

How long after a race did you actually go for a run?

Any weekend plans?

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5 thoughts on “It Only Took Three Days…

  1. I am impatient – most times I do run the next day, for marathons I wait two days! But VERY easy pace. Or else I get hurt – like my calf this past weekend. I knew better!!! Hang in there and let that hammy heal!

  2. It usually takes me about 2-4 days, depending on the race. With marathons, 3-4 (hey, i ran enough for several days, lol); with halfs… well I haven’t RACED a half in a while. So they are more like just a standard day for me!

  3. Always listen to your body. Rest is important and should never come with guilt. I couldn’t run all last week because of schedules and you know what, when I got back out there it felt even more amazing.

  4. Listen to your body. Don’t rush back. It really is not normal to do the distances we do so we need to be aware of what our body says so we don’t rush and get in that injured state again. Great job at completing the half. πŸ™‚

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