1. I am slowly but surely recovering from last weekend/the past 2 weeks. I still have some pain when I walk, but each day I wake up and very definitely feel better than the day before. I'm doing my PT exercises religiously, I'm steering clearly of any and all things that cause pain, and mentally, I am feeling just fine. I can say with confidence that making the decision to run last weekend was absolutely the right one. It has left me with no anxiety about not being able to run right now, which is a refreshing change from the 2 weeks leading up to the race. I've got 6 more weeks to get back on my feet for the 70.3, and the less I can run right now, the more I can ride, anyway. I'm not sure where this calm demeanor and patience with myself has come from, but I will happily roll around in the sweet life where there is no stress about running.
2. I gained about 3lbs during my "taper." Part of me is mad, 3lbs?! And part of me is like, is that all? I should eat nothing but Oreos more often! I guess laying in bed sobbing burns more calories than I originally estimated.
3. I was rather disappointed to find that even my official race photos were actually kind of pleasant. I guess when I'm not snorting and puking my way to a huge PR I have time to smile.