I do love the song “Ass Back Home” and that has been the motto around here the last couple of days. The morning after Boston we stayed in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. A place we may have never seen if it weren’t for driving to Boston last year. We love the area and the hotel. Here is the view of the falls outside our window. Sorry for the blur and glare.
After 8 hours of driving we relaxed in the hotel hot tub that is indoor but is all windows that have the view of the nature surrounding the hotel. The hot tub felt so good after that marathon course and drive.
The next morning we were up and drove the 11 remaining hours home. As soon as we got in the door we changed into running clothes. Rob got in a quality run on the treadmill and I did a sad limpy run/walk for 1.5 miles in the neighborhood. I was so sore, but knew just the light movement would be good for me as an active recovery. My left quad is very sore and will take the longest to heal. Then I spent time on the foam roller and while it hurt so bad my muscles felt looser afterward.
Thursday has been all about spring cleaning and getting the house back in order. I spent more time on the foam roller in hopes to make it to Team Steam workout that night. Even if I would be very stiff and slow. Rob joined our workout and enjoyed the change of scenery. Drew hung with me as I worked through my stride. We had a 4 mile loop with hills and I wasn’t sure if my legs would be able to handle it. We took it really slow at the start, but then we got into some 9 min mile pacing and I felt much better. Rob and our friend Jamie got in a couple extra miles after the first pass and Drew and I finished with 5 miles. I’m so happy that I was able to get in 5 and feel better. I will spend more time on the foam roller and see what kind of recovery miles I can get in over the weekend.
Thank you all for all of the kind words about Boston! I appreciate all of the support!