I got a call today from my Team In Training half marathon buddy. She said that I motivated her to sign up for the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon in October and that we could do it together. She really caught me off guard, because I haven’t even signed up yet. I guess I have to sign up now that I persuaded someone to do it with me. I guess that’s why it’s always good to have a workout buddy, someone to keep you on track. Today was my first workout since the half marathon. For a few days I wasn’t physically able to work out, and the next few days I just felt kind of lazy. It was sort of like the post race blues. After you’ve trained for something for month after month, you kind of wonder what to do with yourself now. I didn’t want to get too comfortable not working out, so I went to the gym today after work. All I knew was that I wanted to do something different. I did not want to get anywhere near the indoor track or the treadmill. I wanted to do anything other than walk. I thought about running a little but that was still too much like walking. Ultimately, I decided to get on the elliptical machine. I wasn’t even sure if I could do it anymore, as I did not really cross-train during my half marathon season I was supposed to. To my surprise it wasn’t too bad at all. I easily finished a full 30 minutes of gliding my arms and legs. I was sweating a little, but not even out of breath. I could’ve done more but my stomach was a little upset so I decided to head back home. Aside from my stomach I felt really good! It was like my body was thanking me for moving again.