Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my Robie Creek Half-Marathon! It was a tough race but such an incredible experience. 🙂
Now some would think that come the day after a really hard half-marathon one would want to snuggle themselves on the couch and watch movies all day long while “resting” from a hard race run.
Well not this girl, oh no!
It felt like an “active rest” type of day. You know what I mean…get the body moving, but nothing too strenuous.
Something inside me screamed to take Sea Breeze for a ride! Maybe it was just my legs that needed a little blood flow action.
Either way… I called up my brother and we went on a random adventure.
We weren’t really sure where were going at first.
But quickly realized our adventure was actually going to begin when we saw the bike path we were going to take had been flooded by the river. That apparently didn’t stop my bro from trying to cross it anyways!
I found this so completely comical that I even took a You Tube video of it.
(We were listening to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” when I shot the video)
He survived the force of the river, and quickly decided that we needed a drink.
So we turned around and let the path take us downtown to Penguilly’s bar, where I was convinced to try my first Dirty Martini.
It definitely helped mask any pain I was having from the race the day before. And was fun to have a drink in the middle of a Sunday afternoon!
I must admit that taking an “active rest” day as opposed to a “lazy rest” day was brilliant.
I was able to stretch my legs, get the blood flowing & heart racing, but without a whole lot of hurt on my sore body.
And yes, I was still a little sore on Monday morning from the race, but it wasn’t horrible.
I’d like to think that the bike ride helped all around!
So three cheers for an active rest day and for random bicycle adventures!
The day after a race are you a Lazy Rest or Active Rest type of person?
I’m usually in the “lazy rest” day category, but for some reason I was craving more after the race!