Post-Half, Moving Forward!

Although I had certainly pushed myself and created discourse with my poor little muscles while dancing professionally, I’ve never done repetitive movement like running at a medium-high intensity for over 2 hours. I might not have been able to walk down the stairs one at a time without gripping the bannister, but the elation I felt outlasted the effect of the DOMS. My right calf and my left hip seemed to take the brunt of it. The first run on day 3 of recovery, my calves decided to seize up but one night of rest brought them back to health. Now I’m back on track, so to speak! 😉

So what’s next? I’m going to run the Cookie Run 10k on Nov 3rd! I’ve never done a 10k so it’ll be fun to see what time I come in at. After that, it’s the Santa Shuffle! That’s a 5k, and I intend to bring the hubby along with me for that one. No Santa suit required, but we have some great hats! [My mother-in-law will be proud, the traditional family Christmas picture with ridiculous hats will live on!!] 

After that it’s a full marathon. I was so high after the half, I MUST know what this elusive “wall” is that marathoners hit. I must find it and conquer it!! If I can I’ll be in the Manitoba Marathon in June. If not Manitoba, then the Fall Colours Marathon in Cumberland in October – practically in my backyard. I’ve established myself as a long distance athlete.  If I end up loving marathons, I guarantee you’ll see me looking for Ultra Marathons after that!


About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

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