Weekly Wrap #24 Post Marathon

Weekly Wrap #24 Post Marathon


Welcome to the Weekly Wrap #24 Post Marathon Edition. Link up your posts with us, Holly from HoHo Runs and myself here at MissSippiPiddlin each week.  We want to hear about your weekly recaps.  You are encouraged to include anything you did to be active, this could include training, workouts, recaps or anything you considered fun.  We want to hear it all.  You can summarize your whole week or just a small portion of it.  It’s up to you! We appreciate each and every one of you for supporting us and each other!

Let’s get right to this week’s Weekly Wrap #24 Post Marathon Edition.

I can not believe it’s been a week since I ran my first marathon. Yes, I’m still pinching myself. I had a wonderful experience in Florida. You can check out Part 1 of my WDW Marathon 2016 Recap by clicking here. I’ll have a review of the Disney Fort Wilderness Campground soon.

Weekly Wrap 24 Post Marathon

My week in recovery

Monday we packed up the RV and headed home. You know this was our third weekend in a row we’ve spent on the road and I really didn’t want to leave. We had a 650-mile trip and in an RV closer to an 11-hour drive. That is a lot of travel for one day! Not to mention a lot of sitting down after running 26.2 the day before. With that much time to think I jotted down my raw thoughts on my marathon and posted it here titled: The Day After.

I got up and moved around as much as I could in the RV, and I guzzled down Isopure’s Amino supplement with tart cherry juice concentrate. The sitting for that long did not help my DOMS but I do believe the supplement did. We didn’t get home until after 11 PM so I was exhausted when I crashed in my bed.

Tuesday I was up early to be back to work. I was very busy today with work. A good soak in the tub tonight and bed early.

Wednesday I managed to work on tying up loose ends from 2015 and that included a recap of the St. Jude Half Marathon, that I ran the first of December. Along with it, I also recapped my stay at Tom Sawyer RV Park. I also took some time thinking about how I’d spend all the money I won in the PowerBall drawing. Who else entertained these thoughts???

Weekly Wrap #24 Post Marathon

Thursday was spent trying to get caught up with my blog reading, it doesn’t take long to get behind. My family also tried a new recipe in the crockpot called Baked Potato Soup. It is a keeper for sure!


Serves 6


1 (32 oz.) bag frozen hash browns

1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth

1 (10 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish

3/4 cup crumbled bacon, plus extra for garnish

1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Combine hash browns, cheddar cheese, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, bacon bits and cream cheese in slow cooker.

Season with salt and pepper, then use a spoon to break up cream cheese and mix things together.

Place lid on slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring occasionally, or until potatoes are tender.

Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Garnish with rosemary and/or more cheddar cheese and bacon

Serve and enjoy

Friday was another busy day at work with payroll. Tonight we steamed some shrimp with rice for supper. Oh we don’t have cable so I’m not up to date on current shows but on Amazon Prime we were able to watch this TV series called Nightwatch. It’s based in New Orleans and you ride along with emergency responders during the night shift as they work calls and try to keep the streets of New Orleans safe. It is not for the faint of heart, but interesting to us as we visit NOLA often and get more and more familiar with the street names.

Saturday I made it a point to get in 5000 steps before eating anything. I did do that but not much happened the rest of the day as far as any activity. We met up with some friends and went to a steakhouse for dinner.

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This brings me to today, Sunday, which can be summed up in one word: Blogging. Well that and I did get in my steps. It felt really, really good to be lazy for two days!

Other than meeting my daily step goal of 10,000, I did not do anything active. I wanted to take this time to fully recover. I originally thought about trying for a short run on Saturday but after my knee gave me problems I thought it best to give a full week off.

Note worthy

I wanted to share a new podcast I’ve been listening to hosted by who I feel is one of us, Amy Stone from AmySaysSo. The podcast is called The Mile after Mile and I do hope you’ll tune in. So far she has 2 episodes with interviews from amazing athletes.

That’s a Wrap for Weekly Wrap #23 Post Marathon edition.

Have you ever seen Nightwatch?

How long did you wait to run after a challenging race?

Do you listen to podcasts? They are pretty new to me what are your favorite ones?

Coming up

What’s coming up for me? I have a half in 5 weeks and really wanting to do one in 4 weeks, but that would mean 3 half’s in a row, so I’m still deciding on it. It will depend greatly how my knee is doing. I’ll be back to my personal training sessions at the gym and my trainer is excited to know she can work my legs again, Tricia, not so much!

I hope I can get back into somewhat of a routine this week. We have truly had a ball the last few weeks, but there are things that need my attention at home, ie laundry, ugggh!

I hope you have a great week!




  1. I’m not sure I could do an 11 hour drive after running a marathon. At least you had space to stretch your legs.

    I’m looking forward to reading you recap of your marathon.

    I love listening to podcasts when running. I’d recommend Serial, I think on several occasions I ran for longer just to listen to a bit more. There is also Marathon Talk which is a UK podcast so a lot of the interviews are with UK athletes but they have good interviews and reviews.
    Nicola @ Running Happy recently posted…Injury stops playMy Profile

    • Thank you Nicola for the podcast suggestions, I will check out Marathon Talk. I’m always wanting something different. I had listened to Serial but now that they have new ones out I’ll add that to my list. I so hope your foot is better this week. Keep up the TLC!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  2. I was thinking an RV would be so much better that being cooped up in a car that long. But yeah 11 hours is tough. Glad you’re back and settling in to blogging again! Cannot freaking wait for your Disney recap. That soup sounds so comforting and delish.
    Marcia recently posted…Running and Skating and FreezingMy Profile

    • An RV is better that a car, If I didn’t have to drive part of the 11 hours. Hubby usually drives a lot but when the ballgame came on he is out of commission. I’ll give you a teaser on my Disney recap, Part 1 is up now. I was physically lazy this weekend but I was getting it writing! 🙂 I even have my TOTR post already scheduled! Woop!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  3. The amount of traveling you have done lately makes me tired just thinking about it. It was nice to have this weekend and do practically nothing, except undecorate. I made the kids help! I’m so proud of you for completing your first marathon! Thank you for going on this crazy ride with me! I can’t wait to read your recap! I love to cook in the crock pot so I’ll definitely try this recipe. Enjoy a little downtime, Sista. You deserve it.
    HoHo Runs recently posted…Disney – My First Marathon (WW # 24)My Profile

    • Ha, this past weekend allowed me time to think about what all I’ve done and where I’ve been the last month, and it made ME tired thinking about it. Course in the middle of it all I was having a freaking ball! With that being said, I sooooo needed this past weekend. I basically did nothing but sit on my rear and write. Hey I did get a lot of writing done. It would have taken me a week, on and off. My daughter did take down our tree for me and she put a fire under the rest of the crew to clean up the main part of the house, even mopped floors! I don’t know what I’d do without her. You do need to try the recipe, it was so easy and so good I think we’re going to have it again this week! 🙂 I’m glad we did this together! First of many, right? They don’t all have to be marathons I hope…. 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  4. I have heard that Fort Wilderness is pretty amazing so I look forward to hearing about your experience. Congratulations on your first (of many perhaps) marathons. Disney was also my first marathon back in 2001. I didn’t love all the highway miles on the course but it is a great marathon. I loved the fireworks at the start. Do they still do that? Thank you so much for the kind words about the new podcast. You have no idea how much I appreciate that.
    Amy recently posted…The Road to Ironman BoulderMy Profile

    • Yes Amy they have fireworks go off for every corral, how neat was that? I too didn’t like all the highway miles nor running by the sewer treatment plant but the parks did make up for it. Your very welcome about the shout-out on your podcast. You do a great job and I’m so glad I found it! Looking forward to your next one. Thanks for joining us and I wish you much success with your podcast Amy.
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  5. I cannot imagine an 11 hour drive after running a marathon. Heck, I didn’t even want to walk those 5 blocks to the El and ride it to my son’s girlfriend’s car! And another 20 mins to my house. An RV would have been nice.

    I am anxiously awaiting your recap!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Moving forwardMy Profile

    • Wait no further, well for part 1 of the recap. I do have the other one ready, I’ve been a writing fool this weekend! That is about all I’ve been doing. Hey, ran a slow 3 miler this morning in the crisp 28 degrees and I think I overdressed, I was a sweaty mess when I got back home. No knee problems though so praise the Lord on that!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  6. Wow…I can barely move myself from my bed to the shower after a race…and you’re traveling all over! Crazy girl! Congrats on being a marathoner! That’s amazing 🙂
    Gretchen | Gretchruns recently posted…Gettysburg Marathon Training : Week 2My Profile

    • I know right? It all worked out ok, I think walking around could have helped me recover a bit faster but I really can’t complain. I was back to normal by Wednesday. It’s back to regular workouts this week so we’ll see how that goes. Thanks for linking!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  7. That is a long drive! and hard to go and jump right back into work. I kept thinking about you both Sunday morning! I loved your IG shares 🙂 A big congrats to you 🙂
    As sore as I have been a few times after a half, I am scared to think about what I would feel like after running that far.
    I was sad we didn’t win anything on out PB tickets lol
    Karen recently posted…Two WheelsMy Profile

    • I appreciate the thoughts, I sure did feel them! I think walking as much as I did had a big hand in my recovery time. Not sure how I’d be feeling had I been able to run like I had hoped for. It was still fun thinking about spending all that money right? 🙂 Have a great week Karen!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  8. Road trips home after a marathon are always tough but it sounds like you recovered fairly well. That is one seriously large medal! Congrats on your race! Now I’m going to go and read that recap!! 🙂 As for time off after a race, it depends on the distance for me. After a marathon I usually take at least a full week off of running but I’ll swim. I may get on the bike for an easy ride as well just to keep the legs moving. I won’t think about running until week two post race. If I feel ok, then I’ll go out and do a couple of short and easy runs.

    • Phaedra, I can not comment for some reason on your post 🙁 I’ll try again, I’m not sure why I’m sure it’s me as you have other comments, but welcome to Weekly Wrap I’m so glad to have you! I do hope you’ll make it a habit. I am easing back into workouts this week. easy is the key. So far 3 miles this am with no problems, YAY!!!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  9. That potato soup sounds amazing! That is one of my favorites in the winter! I’ll definitely have to try it. Sounds like you recovered well! I can’t wait to read your recap of the marathon!
    Tara recently posted…Marathon Training Week 7My Profile

    • Thank you Tara, we liked the soup so much we’re having it again this week and that is saying something! If you try it you’ll have to let me know how you like it! I was so glad to hear your feeling better about this training, sorry about your foot, hope it’s nothing a little TLC won’t fix! Have a great week Girly! 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  10. Congrats on the marathon, again! That soup recipe sounds amazing. In the past I’ve been instructed to take 3 full weeks off running, although I had also been battling plantar fasciitis in that training cycle. I stayed active, just no running. I listen to podcasts on my long commute. NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Serial, Babbittville Radio, and TRS Triathlon. It definitely helps the time pass.
    Kelli recently posted…Race Schedule UpdatesMy Profile

  11. Great stories – love your overview! Congrats on your race!
    I listen to podcasts on my walks to and from work. I finished Serial and now I’m wrapping up Undisclosed – will start the new season of Serial soon! Also found a new one call Mystery Show, which is rather engaging. And of course Freakonomics.
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  12. Congratulations on running your first marathon! I’m glad you had a good week recovering and catching up on things. I hope your knee is better soon!

  13. Oh, that soup does sound good. A half in 5 weeks? Wow! My first race isn’t until March. Between working and blogging I spend a lot of time on my computer – I try to balance that with running and spinning, but I know I do more sitting.

    • Yes but you have to remember Coco, races in my area get slim to none say after the first of May, just too hot. So usually February and March especially are jam-packed, like there are 2 half’s on one day both within driving distance, and both I’d like to do. 🙁
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  14. Congrats on your marathon — ahh, that is SUCH an accomplishment and you should soak it up! Traveling that long and far would exhaust me – you truly are a trooper! I love listening to podcasts when I run – it’s how I get through my long ones!
    Sarah @ BucketListTummy recently posted…Sports Nutrition Talk for Runners and Last Week’s WorkoutsMy Profile

  15. No doubt, riding is almost more exhausting than running 26.2 miles. The suspense is driving me crazy….I can’t wait to hear how your marathon experience went 😉 By the way, Congrats!!
    Kim Hatting recently posted…Baby, it’s C.O.L.D. outside….My Profile

    • Yes it sure is Kim! I have a teaser up for you – Part 1 of 2 on my marathon! I was able to get it done this weekend as that is about all I did. Recovery is nice, I need to get back to running or I could get use to this 😉
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  16. Congrats again on your marathon and enjoy this recovery! You earned it!! We also had Baked Potato Soup this week. It’s so yummy, especially on a cold night. As far as podcasts, I do love Serial but not so much while I’m running. I’m an old soul that loves Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me from NPR. It just makes me laugh for some reason. I also like The Lapse which is a storytelling podcast. Real life crazy stories “gussied up” as they call it. It’s really interesting. Looking forward to your marathon recap!

    • Ha I will so have to check out these podcasts! I think I enjoyed my recovery almost too much, can you even do that? I tested out my legs this morning but it sure was hard getting up and out the door! Glad to report no problems and my knee was very quiet! Whooossshhh.
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  17. 11 hrs riding post marathon sounds tough on the legs! Can’t wait to read your recap!!
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  18. Hi Tricia,
    It’s great you have time to run. I am always blogging in my free time. My husband loves baked potato soup.
    Thanks again for visiting my site on Friday.

  19. I love running podcasts- I will definitely be checking that one out! Glad you got to spend some time recovering this week. I hate sitting for long periods of time after a race, but many times its inevitable (especially when you do a destination race).

    • Yes go check out Amy’s podcast, so far I have loved them and I hear she’s got another one in the making! I’m back to regular workouts this week, another week of recovery and I’m afraid I would make it permanent! Eeeek!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  20. I love podcasts, I listen to them while driving to work and while running. I will have to check that one out. I love running, history, and podcasts like Serial, Criminal etc, also just started listening to Biotechnology ones that are so interesting!
    Baked potato soup sounds yum, and anything that can be thrown in a crockpot and forgotten is a winner in my book!
    Christy recently posted…Weekly Wrap January 12-18thMy Profile

    • Me too Christy, I mostly have been listening on the drive to work. I’ll have to check out Criminal and Biotechnology! Crockpot cooking is the bomb! We tend to use it more in the winter for things like soups and chili.
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  21. I’ve never seen the show Nightwatch, but I am also recovering from the WDW Marathon and so far, my only activity has been visits to the physical therapist for an IT band issue that happened during the race. Your recipe for baked potato soup in the crockpot looks so easy and yummy too. We have cold weather here this week so I plan to try it one night. Thanks for sharing
    Pam recently posted…Weekly Workout Roundup: Jan 18thMy Profile

    • I’m so glad Pam! I know I saw where you had the same issues as me, I’d be so interested in seeing exactly what exercises your Dr. subscribed for you. I ran this morning slow and easy and it did fine but I could tell towards the end if I had more to do it would start to bother me!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  22. Heck, I take a full week off running after a half! Having never run a full, I have no idea what I would do. Assuming I could walk at all, which is kind of doubtful, so I think you’re doing great and I hope your knee starts cooperating with you again soon.

    Can’t wait to read the full recap. So proud of you!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Turning into a winter slug: 1/11-17 Weekly WrapMy Profile

    • I had no idea how I’d feel afterwards either Judy, I think with my bummed knee it helped me recover faster because I couldn’t run like I wanted too. Something to be said for slow and easy for sure! I’m not breaking records anyway so why kill myself right?
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  23. Congrats!!! I’m glad you’re recovering well, but wow, I can’t imagine having to travel 650 miles the day after a marathon. The longest I’ve ever traveled after a marathon was riding in a car 450 miles home the day after Boston, and flying from CA to VA two days after the Big Sur Marathon.

    Can’t wait to read your recap!

    Thanks for the linkup!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Last Week Was A BlurMy Profile

    • Thanks Debbie! It was either that or cut our trip short and leave the night of the marathon. Either way we both had to be back at work bright and early Tuesday! That is why most of last week was in a blur during the day! I did however, get in the bed early the rest of the week! Recap is up well part one is, I hope you’ll check it out!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  24. Glad you are recovering okay! That soup sounds perfect for a cold winter day!

  25. Congrats again on your marathon! Sounds like you are recovering well! I read your part 1 of your recap, I’ve heard of those Oofos for recovery. Sounds like something I need to check out. I can’t wait to read part 2! Have a great week!
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  26. I enjoyed your St.Jude recap! You’ve done a lot of traveling lately. I don’t know how you’ve had time for anything else. Congrats on your first full! It’s really hard to top that experience! 11 hours is a long ride after running a marathon. Glad the supplement helped with DOMS. I usually take the whole week off after a full. Then, ease back into some short easy runs the next week. I usually wait at least 4 weeks before racing again.
    Debra @HappyRunningSole recently posted…Weekly WrapMy Profile

    • I’m glad you were able to catch my St Jude recap Debra! I have done a lot of traveling OMG have I ever! I did get to enjoy some down time this weekend and I so loved my recovery week! I’m glad you shared with me what you do, you seem to stay so strong and injury free! I did get in a easy 3 miles just to see how my knee was and all went well. Other than my knee issues I don’t know why I’m worried about wanting to do 3 half’s in 3 weeks, when I trained I ran way more miles than that 3 weeks in a row. I wouldn’t count mine as racing so we’ll see. At any rate, I’m going to enjoy some short “long” runs of say 8 miles or less for awhile!!!
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 1My Profile

  27. You had a busy week ! And that is a heck of a lot of driving / hours ! I love being away, but its always nice to come home…. Hope you have a great week !
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  28. I like the idea of having a step goal before breakfast on the weekend. If I get any free time, it tends to be spent lingering over coffee on the weekend and before I know it, I get sucked up in all of the little to-do list items and have all of 2000 steps by noon. If I don’t have a run on the schedule, it’s just too easy not to move on the weekend.
    Jessica S recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up: Back in the saddle and it feels pretty good!My Profile

    • I adopted this a while back and then with long runs consuming my life it really wasn’t an issue. I thought it would be great to bring back the step goal before breakfast on a regular basis. I do know about that not moving much sometimes. This week was recovery and it was hard to do anything, ha!
      Tricia recently posted…Best Running Related Purchase EVERMy Profile

  29. I’m so behind on blogs! I’m starting to catch up, but it really can get away from you. I think it’s smart to take time away from running after a full. Sounds like you were still way more active than most people with your steps! Have a great week!
    Elizabeth recently posted…Naples Half / Broke Man’s WWU Training Week 11My Profile

  30. Congrats on your first marathon!! Sounds like a busy week. The soups sounds tasty and easy to make. Hope you have a great week!
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  31. Believe it or not, I like to take 1-2 weeks completely off from and running after a marathon. Some experts recommend up to a month, but I don’t think I could go that long! I forgot to mention in your recap post that I am SO glad you got a pair of Oofos, seriously life changing flip flops!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Weekly Wrap: Mediocre runs and a savings planMy Profile

    • Yes I love my Oofos, I just wish I had them before now. I am taking it easy, I didn’t do anything, absolutely nothing for 7 days. Walked some but not even to get my heart rate up, and several nights I slept over 9 hours. That’s amazing but apparently I needed it, so I’m ready for something.
      Tricia recently posted…Best Running Related Purchase EVERMy Profile

  32. Sounds like you’ve had a great recovery week! Taking it easy and letting the body heal is key after your first marathon to cut back on any post race injuries. I think you’ve been handling it fabulously!
    If I am just running a couple of marathons a year, I do take the week off after a marathon to heal. Some people take longer, and there is really no right or wrong. It technically takes a full month for all the small muscle tears in the legs to finish healing, but that doesn’t mean runners have to take a month off:) When I did back to back I had to train to recover quicker and not allow the mileage to effect me as much. The key is listen to your body, it will tell you when it’s ready to go again. Your mind will tell you to wait, don’t listen to the mind, listen to the body, LOL LOL
    I think I may have missed your full race recap, I am a little behind on blogging too. I’m playing catch up on my breaks at work today, I will definitely get around to find your recap today!!!

    • Ha I get confused if it’s my mind or my body talking sometimes. I have to say I’ve felt great this week. I’m sure it is a combination of the week of recovery, getting extra sleep and not running. I feel like I’m recharged and ready to tackle the next thing. 🙂
      Tricia recently posted…WDW Marathon 2016 Recap Part 2My Profile

  33. Phew! Sounds exhausting!! What a great recovery week though 🙂
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