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What to do after a Half Marathon?

Monday, June 04, 2012

So, I've been training for months for this spring's events, running five times per week, and feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. I had a great run yesterday, and a relaxing day of recovery and eating (including a substantial t-bone steak). But I have been neglecting something very important to me, and I did it today for the first time in a year. To be sure that I would stay still and just allow myself to recover, I went to the blood donor clinic to share some of my good stuff with someone who needs it in their time of crisis. I was thrilled to learn that my hemoglobin is higher than I've ever seen it measured (145), so I don't think I'll even miss that pint.

Do you celebrate by giving?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUTTERFLY-1976 6/5/2012 12:05PM

    Way to go. What a great way to celebrate.

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KAREN_NY 6/5/2012 10:33AM

    This is a great answer!

And yeah, a good steak will boost your hemacrit big time, lol. :)

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MARATHONDAD 6/5/2012 9:41AM

    great blog!!!!! Good job donating blood

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SUEINTHEPARK 6/4/2012 11:30PM

    Haha, no full at this point! Donating a pint is a good excuse to sit still, watch the hockey playoffs and raise a pint of Guinness with my non-poked arm!

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LE7_1234 6/4/2012 11:28PM

    Wow, what a lovely way to celebrate! (I lived in England in the 90s, so I can't donate anymore. Mad Cow fears.)

And here I thought you were going to say something like the way to celebrate a half... is to train for a full! LOL!

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