Recovery week went very well for me.
I had taken Monday off of work and was able to bring my son to school and then my husband and I spent over two hours in the bank sorting out our future. I was a bit uncomfortable with this and was glad when the meeting was over.
On Monday night I played my first fast-pitch ball game of the year and I had warned my coach that I wouldn’t be very useful. As such, I was in Right Field the entire game (except for the inning I sat out) and batted last. I could tell that I was tired because I couldn’t keep my head on the ball and struck out three times without any contact at all.
Tuesday I returned to work. Tuesday was the worst day for my legs. They were heavy and sore and I had to walk down stairs to get to the Train and then to get into Union station. I was super slow and took it easy. I was also VERY hungry on Tuesday and allowed myself to eat whatever I felt like.
Actually, all week I ate what I wanted. What is amazing is that I didn’t indulge in too much junk. I guess all of these weeks of eating healthy has caught up with me and I now enjoy carrot sticks and apples as snacks.
Wednesday night, our group met up for a short run for some of us. I ran 5k easy with Julie and felt it a bit in my legs but never needed to stop. We then headed out for dinner (a huge, juicy burger and sweet potato fries with a pint of beer!) and celebration of our success.
On Thursday, I took it easy again, but my legs felt perfectly normal.
Saturday was a little rough considering book club the night before, but the boys and I spent the day enjoying the Toronto Zoo. Ken worked on installing the trim. Man, that fixed wheel jogging stroller is no joke to push around at a crowded zoo!
All in all, I think it was a perfect week of recovery. My legs felt great, I didn’t get sick and I had NO knee issues which usually manifest in the week after a big race. Now I have to decide what I’m going to do in the next few weeks before I ramp up some kind of training plan again.
I hope you enjoyed your recovery week if you had one!