It was tough. Even though I love running, and all the training that goes with it, I'm really relieved that the big race is over. I'm very happy that I don't have another long race until September. I have a couple 5k's and 10k's coming up within the next few months, so I'll still be training. I just want to focus more on strength training and yoga for a more well rounded approach to my fitness.
|Almost to the finish line!|
The Black Cat Race was both physically and mentally demanding. I have to say that even though I wish I could have finished a little faster, I am really proud of myself for completing it. After the race I was kind of beating myself up about not finishing faster but I realized that I was being crazy. I ran 10 miles! That's a big accomplishment! I've only been running consistently since September, so I am still learning all the in's and outs of racing. It was a really good challenge for me, and an awesome learning experience.
The race was hard for my body. I didn't stretch after the race because I was focused on getting some water and food. My knees were sore right after it, so I iced them when I got home. The next day my knees still ached, but my quads were really killing me! Take it from me, stretch after your run!
Today I went to the gym for a quick little workout. I ran 1 mile, and then took a pilates class. It was a nice way to ease back into my routine. After the pilates class I had a long and intimate session with the foam roller. That thing is a miracle worker. I rolled all the tension out of my calves, quads, and especially my shins! I feel 100 times better now.
In food news, here's a healthy tuna salad recipe I invented this weekend!
You can spread this on a sandwich, or use it to top a salad, like I did here.
1 Can White Tuna
1 tbsp Olive oil
1.5 tbsp Honey Mustard
1 tsp Parmesan cheese
Garlic Salt to taste
Cayenne Pepper to taste
Yum yum! Enjoy!