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I hurt!

by Meghann on January 11, 2010

Well, my legs hurt… and my back. I got out of bed this morning and my legs instantly reminded me of the 26.2 miles I ran yesterday. Luckily as of right now they just feel very tight and sore. So far no major injuries that I can pinpoint and I am very happy for that fact. 🙂

Last night I did as exactly as I had planned.

I sat on my butt, watched TV, and blogged.

Then Melissa, Derek, and I went to the new self serve frozen yogurt place down the street and got massive amounts of delicious fro-yo.


Derek and I split the 11 oz creation that I had pile high with chocolate, cheesecake, and birthday cake fro-yo then topped with chocolate, peanut butter chips, graham crackers, strawberries, and a few other things I can’t remember at the moment.

(please excuse the wet, lazy hair 🙂 )


I know it was 20-something degrees outside, but this was exactly what I wanted. 🙂



And after dessert we made the hot dinner I had been craving.


We made a beautiful batch of Vegetarian Chili.


Basically I threw some onions, carrots, okra, corn, and mushrooms in a pot until all the veggie were soft. Then I added a packet of chili seasoning, a can of kidney beans, a can of diced tomatoes, some tomato sauce, and a little bit of flour. Everything was brought to a boil and then simmered until the cornbread was done.


Melissa made the corn bread using the recipe from the back of the cornmeal bag. She added some jalapenos for a little spice.


My serving of chili was topped with jalapenos, red onion, and plain yogurt.




All in all a delicious meal to defrost with.

I was out last night before 10:00. I’m pretty sure I was asleep before my head even hit the pillow. It was one of the best night’s of sleep I’ve ever had. It also felt nice to be able to sleep in a little. 🙂

I wanted something warn for breakfast, but in the end went with cereal because it was the easiest.




I am currently waddling around my office telling my marathon stories over and over again. Right now I feel like I can talk about the marathon forever. It was a wonderful adventure and I can’t believe its over.

Who know what the future holds in the cards for my next race. I guess we will all have to wait and see!

1 theprocessofhealing January 11, 2010 at 10:43 am

You should be so proud of yourself, what an accomplishment!!!!

I’m so jealous of all the fro yo in the blog world, there are no fro yo stores around where I live 🙁 Does anyone know any good homemade frozen yogurt recipes?

2 Madelin January 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

Well done! So inspiring 🙂

3 Mish January 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

congrats…again. maybe a massage should be a treat for you 🙂

4 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 11, 2010 at 10:46 am

CONGRATS!!! You did rock it. So awesome. PS- I ran my last half in a yellow lulu jacket…its energizing, no?? 😉

5 Heather January 11, 2010 at 10:52 am

Glad you don’t seem to have any injuries!!! Phew!! I loved the lulu jacket you ran in 🙂

6 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 11, 2010 at 10:55 am

Congratulations! Post-marathon soreness is rough, but I’ve found that those disposable heat pads can help (especially with back pain).

And it’s never too cold for froyo – love your creation!

7 meyergirl January 11, 2010 at 11:03 am

Mmmm…I think I’m having chili for dinner!

8 Mama Pea January 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

I read your recap too, and I just have to tell you how proud you should be! Us Oregonians can handle the cold, but you Floridians?! You rocked it girl!

9 Britt @ Runnerbelle January 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

Great looking chili!

You earned those marathon stories, go tell them all! I know my co-workers get sick of hearing mine, but oh well. If they ever run a marathon I’ll listen to them. 😉

10 courtlove111 January 11, 2010 at 11:06 am

Congrats on the marathon and amazing time. If anytime is appropriate for dessert FIRST yesterday was it!!
adventures in tri-ing

11 madisonruns January 11, 2010 at 11:06 am

Yummmm… FroYo!

Back pain after long runs is the worst. Uhhh!

12 skinnyrunner January 11, 2010 at 11:11 am

that frozen yogurt monster of a creation looks awesome. you definitely deserved that!

13 RhodeyGirlTests January 11, 2010 at 11:12 am

1. did your time qualify you for boston and
2. how many rest days will you take after this race? how many should i take post half? my legs are still tight!

14 Meghann January 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm

No, I didn’t qualify for Boston. I would still need to shave 42 minutes from my time. 🙂

I’ll see how my legs do. Tomorrow I’ll do some yoga and the rest of the week I’ll concentrate on strength training and light cardio. I may run this weekend, or I may not.

15 Sammi January 11, 2010 at 11:24 am

Congrats on not getting any big injuries! That’s a feat in itself! You were one of the few people that I saw still smiling at the end.

I can’t wait to see what races you decided to do next!

P.S.- I’m really struggling not to allow myself to get up and go look for a fro-yo (or just plain old ice cream!) store while I’m waiting for my flight. Your post has given me a major craving!

16 foodfitnessandfreya January 11, 2010 at 11:28 am

Yaayy that’s brilliant you don’t have any injuries (touch wood), what a relief! That fro-yo looks amazing, you sure deserved it, and the lovely sleep 🙂
Thatchilli looks groovy too, I really need to start making some of that. And cornbread, I made a load the other day – it’s so much better than real bread 🙂
Well done again on the marathon!
I’m now so inspired I’m seriously considering entering the Disney marathon for my first one next year (And I live in England) 😛

17 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 11, 2010 at 11:31 am

you’re sore from a marathon? weird….

just kidding 🙂 that’s such an amazing accomplishment! hope you have a great day today!

18 Erin January 11, 2010 at 11:31 am

Wow, I am so impressed and inspired! 😀

19 eaternotarunner January 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

Congrats! Fro-yo always hits the spot no matter how cold it is 😉

20 kristin January 11, 2010 at 11:40 am

congrats on the marathon! you should be so proud!

21 Veronica January 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm


22 Nidia January 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Great JOB!!! Sunday!!!!

23 Tammy Eros January 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Looks like a great post-marathon meal..those beans and veggies are perfect! The first few days after the race a usually take my anti-inflammatory, do lots of stretching and foam-rolling,take Emergen-C, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…enjoy your success!

24 RunToTheFinish January 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm

wahooo!! so glad you had a wonderful race, I was so worried about the weather for everyone.

25 Evan Thomas January 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I love that you went for froyo after running for 4 hours in the cold. But really, when is froyo not good?

26 megan January 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

congratulations again! you did awesome, and you should be proud and telling your stories over and over 🙂

27 biz319 January 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Maybe a hot bath tonight may help with the stiffness?

Love jalapeno cornbread – haven’t made it in ages though – hang in there!

28 Tracey @ tropicalhappiness January 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Eeek. Think of the tight muscles as a war battle for the 26.2!!! 🙂 I’m sure you’ll start feeling better in a few days.
And you have EVERY RIGHT to be telling your marathon story to your co-workes. You just ran TWENTY SIX POINT TWO miles. You deserve it!

29 Dave Mulder January 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

If your legs did not hurt after running 26.2 miles then I would be worried.

30 Karla January 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I love self serve fro yo places! I’m always tempted to pile on the toppings!
Also, congrats on the Electrolux contest!

31 Loretta @ RunRettaRun January 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Congratulations!!! I was excited to read your recap! You did indeed kick that marathon’s bootay!

32 Ali January 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

YUM! That froyo looks great! I made a huge pot of chili last night too!

33 DiningAndDishing January 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Congrats on your finish and that impressive time!! Hope your soreness disappears in a hurry!

– Beth @

34 Nicci@NiftyEats January 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I think i would want froyo after a race too. Never too cold for dessert! i like the idea of pepper in the cornbread for some kick!

35 Chelsea January 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Keep talking about it! Celebrate it! YAY you!

36 angnxd January 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

fro yo after a marathon sounds perfect!!

37 JW January 11, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Meghann the Machine!! You go girl!

38 carolinebee January 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Congrats ladyyyy!!! OMG sounds awesome u are a maniac 😀

39 transphatt January 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm

hi 🙂 i wanted to come out of the woodwork and say i’ve been following your blog for a while now, and it’s just plain fun to read. i’m trying to get back into my running routine, and i actually braved 15 degree weather yesterday to run a few miles after reading your marathon post. so thanks 🙂

40 Jenna January 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Yummy fro yo! You so deserved it!
Chili and cornbread sound like the perfect meal for a cold day!!

41 Jenny January 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I’m am just so in awe of you! And fro-yo + chili sounds like the perfect comforting combination 🙂

Even though you’re in pain, it’s still a reminder of the fact that you ran a marathon yesterday!!

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