Post Marathon Recovery: Aka Lazy Bum

Due to my minimal activity this past week, I considered skipping the Weekly Wrap this week. However, because I love catching up with you all and didn’t want to miss out on the fun, I decided to join in but make it short and sweet …just like my week.

Monday and Tuesday was all about rest! To say I was sore after my marathon would be an understatement. I literally felt like someone had taken a baseball bat to the lower half of my body. But by Wednesday I really felt pretty good, aside from a little tenderness in my foot …you know, the ‘iffy’ one that stepped up to the challenge and got me through 26.2 miles like a boss.

While there was no running this week, I did catch up on Rachel’s January challenge, started on the February challenge and got in a good cardio workout at the gym on Friday.

  • Monday: Rest, 1 min plank
  • Tuesday: Rest, 1 min plank
  • Wednesday: 100 pushups, 50 burpees, 5 min plank
  • Thursday: 50 burpees (catchup), 1 min plank, 30 supermans
  • Friday: 15 min Rowing, 30 min elliptical, 30 kettlebell squats, 1 min plank
  • Saturday: 90 burpees and pushups …all caught up!!

This week was also about trying to get back to my normal …more healthy diet. After a week of carb loading in preparation for the marathon, I was feeling heavier and quite a bit ‘fluffier’.


Fresh Salmon ….trying to get more fish in my diet!

My lazy week also allowed for some quality time with these two knuckleheads. Like all good grandparents do, I often babysit dogsit my oldest son’s dog, Chaco. She’s such a sweetheart and although he doesn’t like to admit it, I think Chester boy is kind of smitten with her as well. chesterandchaco

In case you missed it and are interested, I finally got my marathon recap up on Friday and even joined Deborah and Coco for coffee Saturday …..down time equates to blog time!

….and that’s a wrap! Hopefully, there will be a little more activity to report next week. Got to get this old body moving again ….you know how old people are, if we get still for too long we have to get the oil can out to loosen up the joints! lol

I’m linking up with the fabulous Wendy  and Holly for the Weekly Wrap. WeeklyWrapNewStop by and see what they’ve been up to this week and be sure to follow them …I hear they have a fun race coming up soon! #FOMO

Are you a fish eater? What is your favorite? Are you doing Rachel’s February challenge? 


Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one week at a time!



16 thoughts on “Post Marathon Recovery: Aka Lazy Bum

  1. Lazy bum? 90 burpees? Surely you jest! I think you are recovering perfectly. Not doing too much at all! I always found it weird to be off a training plan after a big race like a marathon. Feels kind of lost not to have a focus, at least that’s what I think.

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    • You know, I didn’t think I’d feel that way but I actually do. The first few days were nice, but by the end of the week, I was feeling off, aggitated and antsy to get back to some sort of workout. This week is going to be rough!! I will be hitting the gym all week I’m sure! Next week, I’m going to get these legs running again!! 🙂


  2. I do love fish, and I do love salmon, although I also love trout, shrimp, scallops, mahi mahi . . . if it swims, most likely I’ll eat it. Not really fond of lobster or octopus or calamari, though.

    I’m really impressed with the fact that you don’t seem to have the marathon blues and really are right back at it! Not running is just respecting your body.


    • Ahhh, trout… that’s one I need to try and I do love shrimp!

      No, I honestly have not had the marathon blues. I guess I’m just too stinking happy that it all went well and I made it through without a major injury. Lol

      I’m kind of looking forward to being free to a more varied week of workouts and hoping that Major Hubs and I can get back to scheduled weight training workouts.

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  3. Girl, you TOTALLY deserved last week as an entire rest week! Your body needs to rest up after pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles! The fact that you were still able to do Rachel’s challenge at the end of the week is incredible!

    Both Chaco and Chester are super cute!


  4. If you are doing those super challenging challenges, you are definitely not lazy. Chaco and Chester look like the perfect pair. So what race do you have in your sights next? Thanks for linking!


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