When you ask people to name their talents, you usually hear singing, playing piano, acting, sewing, cooking and the like. My talent is a little off-beat. My gift is recovery. Whether from a hard workout or a race, recovery is key to long-term health. A doctor once explained to me that running a marathon is like little bombs exploding in leg muscles. How they repair and recover are key. There are some recovery methods that aren’t in my control: my body hoards water to help the muscles recovery. What does that mean? It means the scale goes up significantly the week after a race. We’re talking around 5 pounds for me. No need to worry. The body’s just doing what it was designed to do.
But other recovery methods are in my control. Click on the link below to see what it is I do to get myself back in the game of life post-race. Remember, what works for me may not work for you. This isn’t a “how-to”. It’s just me sharing what has been successful for me. Enjoy.