Monday, May 4, 2015

Now What?

What do you do after you've run 26.2 miles in the rain after four months of devoting five to six days a week to training?

It's been a week now since I've crossed my marathon off my bucket list. I've spent that time physically recovering and reconnecting with my goals for the year. One of those was to advance in my yoga practice.

Friday was the first time I was able to make it to yoga at the studio. My legs shook in Warrior 2, my arms trembled in plank. I couldn't hold many of the poses for longer than five breaths. My core muscles were sore for the next two days.

I'm ready to get back in the saddle.

So what now? I've purchased a class pass at my neighborhood studio and plan to go as often as possible in addition to maintaining a home practice. One of my goals was to master handstand, but I'll be taking a step back to work arm balances like crow that I can now barely do.

I'd also like to use my teaching skills again, whether it is by practicing with friends or working at a studio.

Am I still going to run? And would I do another marathon?

Yes and yes.

I absolutely want to run 26.2 miles again. But it doesn't have to tomorrow. A half marathon is on the horizon, though.

Happy Monday!

I've been working on this headstand variation.