...don't stop running "for a while" just because you finished your race! Just keep running, just keep running, just keep running even if it is only a couple of miles a day, a couple of days a week! Last fall I ran a little local half-marathon, which took me 6 months to prepare for, and I was in great shape. I took what I thought was a little time off and then had a heck of a time getting back into it. Now I am starting to prepare for a distance relay and the Seattle Half Marathon and it is killing me. My legs HURT! Just a little complaining on my part...no more 3 month breaks!
This may just be a life lesson that I can apply to many aspects of life here at The Madson Home...It would be quite an uphill battle if I stopped doing laundry because I had finished it all...YIKES that's a scary thought!