I like it because it's shorter and I'm lazy like that
I know I'm far from lazy, but I have really started to love the 1/2 marathon distance! I'll have a seperate post later about goals for 2010 and deciding whether to do a full or 1/2 in 2010 will be a topic for discussion. Did I mention that I LOVE the half???
For now, I'll just fill you in on the post-race workouts. First, I decided to give myself a break and take 2 days off from any form of exercise.
Be a bum.
I suck at it, but I haven't taken a real break since I had the Munchkin and had to wait 6 weeks for clearance from the doc (I waited 4 weeks). Second, I have given myself permission to not run for an entire week. Again, not something I've done since....hmmm, my 5th month of pregnancy until 4 weeks post partum.
On Wednesday, I rode my bike for 40 minutes on the trainer. Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to it, but it wasn't so bad. I'd rather ride outdoors of course, but it'll do on the weekday evenings. On Thursday, I swam for 45 minutes. Holy cow, I was so happy that I remembered most of the stuff I learned last year! This time last year, I could not make it from one end of a 25 yard pool to the other. It's so nice to be so much farther along this year...I have some big expectations for my swimming this year! (again, I'll save that for my goals post)
Friday, I thought I'd head to the pool again. But...the weather was soooo stinkin' nice! I actually considerd going for a run. Instead, I picked up the kiddos from school let them play in the front yard with the neighborhood kids and got to know my neighbors a little better. Fun times! Before I knew it, it was dark and time for dinner.