Although participating in an Ironman and crossing that finish line is such an indescribable feeling, the week after is pretty great too!
(You better believe I’ll be posting Ironman Coeur d’Alene photos at every opportunity!)
I came home from work and wasn’t in a mad rush to get out the door again.
I ate junk without thinking about it.
I took Harold on leisurely walks.
I visited with my niece, sister, and brother-in-law.
I took out both my cruiser and my mountain bike not once, but twice.
I went to the Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning and perused many booths. (Not normally possible when Ironman training.)
I lazed around for an entire long weekend and took two naps.
That being said, I can’t wait to get back at it and get ready for Ironman Canada!
I took last week ridiculously easy, riding my road bike once, and running and swimming naked (sans watch) once each.
This week I hope to pick it up a little. My legs are feeling pretty good and my bike ride was really strong (if only it could be on race days)!
I’m trying to be smart about it and take more time than rush back into it and struggle for the next eight weeks.
Plus, I think I could use one more week to enjoy this spare time!
What are your favourite recovery activities?