I greatly enjoyed the last week spending time with family for Thanksgiving. We cooked and ate a LOT! Thanksgiving was just as it should be and running the marathon right before made me feel even better about taking it easy and gorging myself a bit. I have been good to my body and have not run yet, but I did do two workouts while home, as well as a terrific yoga session at Pink Lotus Yoga with guest blogger Rebekah. Needless to say, now I will be back to healthy eating and exercise as I lead up to Christmas.
I had a bit of time to reflect post-race and pulled together my training stats. Drum roll, please…Over the course of 22-weeks I logged 500.2 miles of running. This included the first six weeks of getting to a 10-mile base (total of 88 miles), the 16-week training plan (386 miles) and the marathon itself. Additionally, during the 16-weeek plan I kept a record of the following: 1,360 push-ups (during last seven weeks), 27 cross-training days (including 17 weight workouts, 7 yoga sessions, 5 soccer games, and other miscellaneous activities like swimming, biking and elliptical machine activities). While compiling the stats, I enjoyed looking back through my blog posts over this course of time. Many thoughts ran through my head such as, “what I really ran on a day that hot?!” and “oh wow, that was a beautiful day!” I’m so thrilled that my blog has helped me to encapsulate my feelings throughout this timeframe. I feel great (minus the cough that is still lingering) and am excited to start thinking about my next training plan and what I’ll do the same and/or different.