I’m feeling better today than I usually am after a long race. My quads are sore and I’m a little awkward on the stairs, but other than that, I feel great. Shoo and I took our usual mommy and me exercise class this morning. Some of the moves were a little difficult and Shoo made sure I really worked my upper body by lying on top of me while I was doing pushups.
The rest of yesterday was pretty mellow. I took the boys out on a quick shopping trip (something I generally avoid like the plague!) while Beer Geek mowed the lawn. Then we took a family walk up to the convenience store for slurpees (yeah, we really know how to celebrate mother’s day around here). Afterwards, Jones spent an hour or so researching caterpillars on the internet and taking notes in his bug journal and Shoo spent some time playing “dress up” in his bedroom, so I got a chance to straighten the house and get some other stuff done. All in all, a nice relaxed day.
Saturday is the Girls on the Run 5K. I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s an awesome program, plus I really enjoy running as a buddy runner. I doubt it will be a PR, but some of the girls are really fast, so it may depend on who I’m with. The rest of this week will just be some nice, relaxed 3-4 mile runs. I’m also looking forward to getting back to doing some strengthening and toning stuff. I really dropped the ball on that in April and I miss it.