|Wouldn't a picture from the actual race be nice here?|
For my official souvenir of the race, I bought a silver Cinderella Castle charm that I have already threaded through the laces of my left running shoe. After I finish the next one (May 8), I'll add Sleeping Beauty Castle to my right running shoe and my race training will come to an end for a little while.
There are still over two months to go before that day, though, so I laced up my running shoes this morning for my first post-Half training run; it went well. I have been surprised at how little soreness and stiffness I've experienced since Sunday, which is certainly a good thing. I'll run again (another 3 miler) on Friday then a short 4 miler on Sunday to wrap up the week. I signed up for Pilates class on Monday morning so that I can get back into that routine because it makes me happy and helps with my flexibility and core strength (both of which help my running tremendously); I'll start back with weight machine circuits next Tuesday and Thursday, too.
My days and nights used to revolve around food and television, and now I spend most of my time focused on moving and taking care of my body - it's amazing how much better I feel when I stick to this routine. It might not be glamourous, but feeling good, having fun, and staying healthy are my top priorities.