So the day after the race, I was feeling sore in areas where I don't normally hurt, like my quads and my hips. It's getting better, and honestly, I think feeling sore is to be expected...after all, I pushed myself for over 13 miles! Yesterday we did an easy recovery run and while it was slow going to start, I began to feel fairly normal as we ran. I'm sure I'll be good to go by the time Saturday's 5 miler comes along.
On Monday night, we had our end-of-season dinner. Everyone was still on their runner's high from the race, and it was a lot of fun. We had burgers and fries, and a cookie cake that we pretty much destroyed:
Is it a cookie, or is it a cookie cake? The box said cookie cake, but there was disagreement. All I know is that it was delicious!
We posed for a group picture:
I'm very impressed with those who knelt for the picture just one day after the race!
We started with 50 members this training season, and about 11 dropped out within the first few weeks. We lost a few more to injuries and other commitments, but ended up with 26 running the race, which is not too shabby. I'm pleased with how our season turned out, and also pleased to be handing over the organizer reins to Amy. Now I can just show up and run on Saturdays - ahh, what a relief!