Most of the soreness from Hagg has worn off and I'm feeling pretty good! Pretty, pretty good! I had some weird aches and pains afterwards. I thought my lower back might be sore from all the twisting and catching myself in the slippery mud. But my back has felt fine. Its my ankles and the sides of my lower legs that were stiff. I guess I was working my muscles in ways I never had before.
I didn't go out for a run until Tuesday morning but I wish I had gone out sooner. I love recovery runs. They're like magic! For the first run after a long run or race, I usually start out cranky and sore. But I always finish feeling many times better than when I started.
I'm on a bit of a high right now. Angie has pondered whether ultra running is compatible with moderation and balance. I think for me, I'd feel out of balance if I didn't run long. This state is where my mind and body like to be. It's all good.