I usually rest after a long weekend run. So today was a pre-planned off day after yesterday’s Queens half-marathon. Instead, I ran 11 MILES after work in Central Park with my doctor Jim Hollenberg (best AND most fit doctor in NYC!!!). Dr. Hollenberg has endurance and is FAST. Other NYC marathon runners: he’ll be tough to beat this year.
Luckily, I recover very quickly after a run. Elliot too – but he usually does a recovery run (I never understood this… in order to recover, he runs! Elliot, you crazy!). Sometimes after a 30 minute run, I come home sweating and tired, but after about TWO minutes I’m fine, and even FORGET to drink the water I had been craving. After long runs I only need 2-3 hours to relax (though, sometimes I crash on the couch… without showering!). All that said, tomorrow I am DEFINITELY taking the day off. My legs (calves especially) are nice and sore.
Lastly, my friend Jo suggested that everyday I post an inspirational quote from a movie, song, etc. I’ll start with one from her. After a particularly stressful day at work, she came up with this gem: “Running is preferable to choking someone’s neck!” People… watch what you say… cause it may end up on the world wide web!