Hello Friends and Happy Friday!
Ok, I've come to terms with the fact that the Boston Marathon has come and gone, but now I'm forcefully in recovery mode. I think any runner would agree with me when I say that the recovery period after a race is the most dreadful experience. Whether you're injured or not, post-marathon all runners should:
a) Eat well and replenish glycogen stores.
|Brown rice, organic chicken, veggies and avocado|
b) Hydrate and
drink limit alcohol consumption.
|Water, lots of it!|
c) Take an ice bath for muscle soreness.
d) Take about a week off from running and slowly introduce it the following week. This is also a good time to cross-train since your body is recovering from the pounding of running.
Can anyone say cabin fever? I was supposed to return to work today, but due to the physical nature of my job, my doctor said I would need to hold off for a few days. I went to Holy Cross Hospital yesterday and the doc told me that my puncture wound was infected. He also said that my knee had bursitis. So he prescribed some antibiotics and lots of R&R.
(According to the Mayo Clinic)
Knee bursitis is inflammation of a bursa located near your knee joint. A bursa is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between your bones and the tendons and muscles near your joints. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of your knee below the joint. It causes pain and can limit your mobility.
So now that I'm forced to relax, unwind and recover, I will do so in the most diva-way possible. Don't you think?
What are you doing this weekend?