One week post-marathon and here I sit. I have felt surprisingly good this week! After the first couple of days anyway. When I woke up Monday morning, the day after the race, I felt like I was coming down with something. I felt nauseated, weak, and my throat kind of hurt. I guess it was just exhaustion because that passed within a day or so.
My knee? Good gosh, my knee… Monday was brutal. I could feel a grinding behind my kneecap, and that was a first. It’s always just been a pain. I had never felt the grinding before. It was incredibly painful. I also had pain below the kneecap, in that soft spot that you hit to test your reflexes. That was new too. It all gradually improved and by Thursday I was walking without a limp. It still isn’t pain free, but it’s MUCH better.
I still haven’t done much of anything. I have taken this week to just relax and revel in my sloth. I plan to add some light cross-training this week and then put the running shoes back on next weekend. I’ve really enjoyed the break, but I’m ready to get moving again.
And those post-race blues I’ve heard so much about? I’m still waiting on those! No sign of ’em yet!