Sunday, April 18, 2010

8 Days of Recovery 2010!



George and I in "self portrait" mode this afternoon  at the top of Elk Knob (after waking from a nap!)

After Mad City 100k ‘s  efforts last weekend I took the next 8 days to relish being in “non-training” mode. I vowed not to be attached to running or any sort of time and would just rest/run/gym/pool time as seemed right…(...well I did kinda get sucked into times at a local fundraising 5k). The race  was  to support research for Huntington’s Disease which has affected George and I ‘cause our long time friend and kindred spirit of adventure, Ron Dawson  who is around 50, has inherited the disease from his dad.

 For me this week, recovery meant:
  • Hike to Elk Knob-NC's newest state park (more photos below)
  •  Time this week in the garden. 

  • Cooking real meals all week!
  • Had a chiropractic adjustment
  • Cleaned the bathrooms and did all laundry
  • Attended to 2 Ashe County High School Track Meets.
  • Ate yummy George created waffles this am!
  • Swam 3x in pool for fun!
  • Worked out in the gym 1x because I wanted to see “old” friends!
  • Spent almost 30 minutes all together exploring facebook!


Sigh. I am rested and content and CAN NOT wait to start training again! Next up is Ice Age 50M…
I am finally starting to learn the value of real recovery and am growing less scared to take the time to mentally and physically take a break...and it is a good thing!

If anyone is looking for a trail companion on Sat 4/24 to run a good 2 hours on trails on the Iron Mtns or Doughton Park…please let me know. Starting time on Sat: earlier the better! 


Amazing view from top of Elk Knob looking towards Grandfather Mountain!

I know many of my dear ultrarunning friends will be at David Horton's awesome Promise Land 50k on Saturday….Best wishes to you all!

3 comments:

Sara said...

Glad you are taking some down time to rest & recover & enjoy time with the hubbie!! I did some of that today! Gorgeous weekend!

I always am impressed with your devotion to the training & your energy - contagious and inspiring.

Rick Gray said...

So glad to hear that you are relaxing and enjoying some down time. Rest and relaxation is so important!

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