|I took the kids to the beach while mom took a nap. I laid there on a blanket and didn't move for about two hours. I think people wondered if I was dead or possibly needed to be rolled back into the water.|
|NC Aquarium! These are my actual children, Wil & Zaine. After this, I was wadded up in the front seat of a car for 3.5 hours. I was stiff when we got home. I had to do laundry and pack Sunday night.|
|"Since it's so damn early, we probably haven't had THAT much to drink!" said my Delta pilots.|
At 3:30am Monday morning, I got up for my 6am flight to Florida where I was teaching a one-day balloon seminar.
|This is how many balloons needed to be inflated for my pre-class prep on Monday.|
|Here's one of the things we made in class - it's an 8ft Awareness Ribbon.|
I got up at 5:30am and got back to the hotel at 7pm - on my feet all day!
|Back home! Up at 5am for a 7:45 flight.|
|Straight from the airport to carpool pick up for the kids. Then dinner, homework & bed.|
|Up at 6am to get the kids ready for school. Carpool in between periods of vegetation.|
|Ok, this was actually fun, but I was freaking exhausted by Friday night.|
I did sleep in until 8:30am this morning, which is a huge feat! Today was supposed to be for carting the kids around with friends, but it looks like that has been put off until tomorrow. A week later, I can honestly look back and say I am proud and exited to have completed the triathlon. In fact, I feel a little like this:
|Hopefully tomorrow I will have enough energy to pick up my own pug and do this exact same thing.|
In an effort to provide real information, I did do some reading online about recovery times. I found this article, which I thought was helpful: http://beta.active.com/triathlon/articles/determining-your-race-recovery-time-877436. Most info says 6-10 days before you're feeling like your old self, so I have a few more days I can milk this and sit around. I do plan to go back to the gym on Monday. I will be looking at training plans for the Raleigh Ironman 70.3 so I am better prepared, but before then, I have a half marathon in November. I was going to do one in mid-October, but I don't know if I will. I was racing for time to get bumped up in corrals on the WDW full marathon (deadline for submitting times is in October) but I just don't know if I have the speed to do it. I will re-evaluate after next week.