But we will prevail. We are runners. We are strong.
|Ribbon from last night's run in Point Pleasant Park.|
Once I cross the finish line at any race, I immediately begin to scan my mind for upcoming races I am totally psyched to sign up for and how I am going to be 'faster!' It is a part of my "Running Junkie" syndrome, :D Or possibly the mad rush of endorphins my brain is producing... :) Check out this finish line pic....LOL....
|Look at me rockin' out on Boylston! ;)|
That's kind of how I was feeling on Sunday morning when I was pumped to go for a run. Unfortunately my legs weren't following my brain. They felt sort of what it would be like to run with tree trunks as appendages :S The DOMS have not left me yet! (delayed onset muscle soreness).
|My first run, post-race. Sporting my Boston Sweaty Band. The side says, "Wicked fast Runnah!" :)|
I work in a building that has 60 stairs from bottom to top and my house also has stairs in it. Not a good combination following an intense run of 26 miles 385 yards! ;) I had to develop clever strategies for side-stepping stairs, (Up and down), putting on shoes, getting in and out of my car, and don't even ask about visits to the washroom---LOL....painful! I was very happy to hear that elites like Shalane Flanagan also experienced difficulty with this, ;)
|Matt and I|
|Courteney and I|
When I returned to work this week the popular line was, "Hey Ms. Callaghan. How are your feet?" lol. My grade 5s were fascinated of the toe picture that had dried blood on it.....they thought it was, "sooo cooool!" ;) Look how sweet my students are:
I have also decked out my bumper with Boston pride. Check it out:
Well, this song may not be "Tempo" material, but I downloaded it as soon as I arrived home from Boston. I heard it when I was trying to calm down in the Athlete's village and review my race plan. It's "Jumper," by Third Eye Blind. Now when I hear it, I have a whole new appreciation for it. I ran to it tonight and it really was motivating. Take a listen: Jumper
So, next up on my race itinerary is the "Bluenose 1/2 Marathon" on May 19th! Stay tuned...........
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Running,Heather :)