I checked my race results officially:
15th place in the women’s 20-24 division? Nice! It says that 1909 runners finished but I know the marathon was open to 3000 runners so I wonder how many didn’t make it to the end.
I’ll pick up where I left off yesterday. After meeting my family at the finish line we took lots of pictures, popped champagne with my friends, and talked a little bit about the run. There was a band and a bunch of vendors, but my main interested was getting stretched out and the wait was 30 minutes for that. I didn’t feel like waiting so we walked to the car to head home
My stomach was off all day. Absolutely nothing sounded good to eat and lots of foods sounded really bad. I wanted to get something in my system so I decided on my usual post-run Berry Green Monster.
I drank most of this while taking an ice bath. I just dumped a huge bag of ice into the bath tub and filled it a few inches with water before getting in with my clothes still on. The water wasn’t actually “freezing” and my mom ended up adding a bit more ice for me, but hopefully it was still cool enough to reduce swelling and help out my muscles.
After a real shower I was heading to get a much-needed pedicure, but made myself something to eat first. Again absolutely nothing sounded good, but an egg sandwich didn’t sound awful so I went with that. One over easy egg with “cheeze”, avocado, and salsa on toast.
Then I got my feet prettied! It actually kind of hurt when she was scrubbing my toes, but they feel so much better now. And I still have all my toenails!
Immediately when I got home I grabbed some leftover roasted sweet potato to snack on. I dumped a bunch of cinnamon on top too. People were just starting to arrive to a family party we were having for out-of-town guests, but dinner wasn’t going to happen for another hour or so.
Dinner happened to be pretty meat heavy. It was a sort of “taste of St. Louis” theme with toasted ravioli, mostaccioli from the Italian part of town called The Hill, and Ted Drewes ice cream. The only thing I could eat was the salad, but it tasted pretty good to me. I made a huge plate of salad and had it with a tortilla before going back for seconds. It was smothered in dressing, crutons, and cheese so I think I got some fairly good calories out of it.
And as my treat for the night I got an ice-cold Bud Light and a 26.2 cupcake we picked up from one of the vendors after the race! So cute, right? I almost didn’t want to eat it.
Sadly the ice cream was gone by the time I went to get some, but I snacked on about 1/2 a bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips which was probably better for me anyway. And it made me think of Allie🙂
A few people were still over at 10pm but I needed to head up to bed. I was actually almost uncomfortably full from eating so much which is so strange because I usually can’t get enough after long runs. I’m thinking maybe I’ll just be extra hungry for the next few days. I just hope my appetite for yummy foods comes back!
And thus concludes the day of my marathon.
I’m planning on doing a post on the Go! St. Louis Marathon experience as well as a post on my experience with Marathon training and running in general. If you have any questions please ask! I’ll try to focus on the emotional, physical, and mental aspects and include how it affected my social life and relationships.