9:23 avg pace
My mind wanted to run last week but my body apparently needed a full rest week post-marathon. I went for a run last Friday and my quad was still a little sore. I decided to rest over the weekend and start up again today. I felt fine today but didn’t want to push it.
I want to get in a good “base maintenance” week (not sure what else to call it) since I leave for Ireland in a week and won’t be running while I’m over there. Matt and I did look for races to do in Ireland and we found one – the County Clare Marathon – but it’s not going to work out schedule-wise. We were going to do the “mini-marathon” (as they call it) of 6 miles. A complete and total fun run. I’m bummed. It would be nice to be an international racer 🙂
So Saturday was our date day/night and we started off by going to a dog park in Radnor. Radnor is a posh suburb of Philly, also known as the Main Line. We (and our Honda) don’t fit in.
It was a beautiful day.
Hawk played around in the creek…
and looked for squirrels.
A photo shoot ensued.
After Hawk was sufficiently exhausted, Matt and I headed into Philly for drinks, dinner, and a concert. It was a good day.
How was everyone’s weekend? Any races or good training runs? Tell me about it, I’m in running-withdrawal!
It’s great that you’re listening to your body and taking it easy post-marathon! I found that to be a super frustrating time because I wanted to run again!
You aren’t going to run at all in Ireland? Why not? You should at least bring your shoes, in case you change your mind!
Looks like Hawk liked the date!
We are going to be on the go the entire time…driving and staying in a new hotel each night. I doubt I’ll have time. Ill probably bring my shoes. I’ll be too hungover anyway 🙂
Rest is the best thing that you can do after a marathon!! Mentally, it’s tough but it’s definitely a must! Great job listening to your body!
Running Girl says
Jealous of your Ireland trip! How long are you going for?
8 days! Cannot wait!
that sounds like a great day =) have fun in Ireland -Jen
Oh man. The weather looks gorgeous in Philly! There is still some nip in the air here in Boston. I’m sure I’ll be cursing the hot and humid weather, though, in no time!
Have FUN in Ireland!!
Do you know what creek? I want to look it up for you make sure it is safe for Hawk to be swimming drinking etc. I know it sounds crazy but you would be surprised how many streams and creek have high levels of bacteria which are above the human health standard even in designated park areas etc. and you don’t want Hawk getting sick. Nothing life threatening but can cause ear problems, intestinal etc.
So let me know name of the park and I can find out for you, for next time.
Really? Oh no! We were at Harford Park in Radnor. Thanks for looking out for Hawk!
Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now and seeing as I’m Irish and you’re coming to visit in a little while I’l leave a comment..! I hope you really enjoy your trip. It’s a pity you won’t be running much over here as the weather is really good for it at the moment and I always think it’s a great way to explore new places. If you change your mind you should try and get a few miles in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. It’s like being in the country but in the middle of the city.
Hi Susan – I have an Irish reader?! You made my day 🙂 Phoenix Park is on our list of things to do in Dublin so maybe we’ll explore while running! Thanks for the tip!