I took all of last week off from running after the Vernonia Marathon. After every marathon I’ve ran so far, I’ve taken the week off. I think it’s good to give my body a break especially after a marathon. It was so nice not having to wake up at 4:30 am to get a run in before work.
Monday – Rest day.
Tuesday – Rest day.
Wednesday – Rest day.
Thursday – Rest day.
Friday – Rest day.
Saturday – Rest day.
Sunday – Rest day.
I was lazy all week too. I caught up on some tv shows like Homeland and Grey’s Anatomy on my work days off. On Thursday, when the kiddos got home, we walked to the park since the weather has been great. I can’t believe it’s supposed to be in the 80’s the next couple of days.
On Friday, we traveled north of Seattle to visit my brother’s family and my parents. It’s always great getting together with family.On Saturday, we ended up watching the movie, Ready Player One. I had no idea on what it was about and it ended up being an interesting story. I guess the book is way better than the movie, which always seems to be the case, and it was totally different than the movie but I thought it was pretty good. We had lunch at Tipsy Cow Burger Bar. Yum! Sunday was a wondeful day since we celebrated my Mom’s 70th birthday. We had brunch at the Palisade Restaurant and boy was it a fancy buffet. We had a nice view of Elliot Bay Marina.
I was so stuffed afterwards.But it was great getting together with family and family friends. It was a terrific recovery week.
That pretty much wraps up my week. How’d your week go? Any races coming up?
I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and Wendy of Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.
6 thoughts on “Recovery Week after the Vernonia Marathon and Weekly Wrap (4/16-4/22)”
I think it’s a great idea to take time off after a big race! Remember what Meb and Sarah Crouch said that time we met them–they take 2 weeks off and do nothing! The body needs it.
Thanks Wendy! Yep, I remember that awesome day, just following what the pro’s do. 🙂
Elliot Bay loves like a lovely location. How wonderful to be able to celebrate your Mom’s 70th birthday with the family. You certainly deserved a week of rest. We all need to remember it’s just as important as the training. Have you thought about what’s next or will you be running for fun for a while? Thanks for linking!
It is a beautiful location and was my first time there. My next planned race is the Tunnel Marathon in September. As of now, I don’t have anything in between yet but will be running for fun until June.
What a beautiful celebration for your mum! My mum turns 70 this year as well! I have my first Half Marathon in 3 weeks. Super excited but also secretly looking forward to my recovery week! 😉
Thanks Shathiso! Hope training is going well and hope your mom has a happy 70th!