I have finished half marathons, eaten drive-through junk food, and taken a four-hour nap. Nothing about how I spend post-long-run hours is healthy or promotes self-care and recovery. This year, I'm going to spend more time focusing on recovery and self-care routines that will make me a better, healthier, happier runner. There will be more meditation, long detoxifying baths, foam rolling, stretching, and yoga. There will be less complaining about achy muscles and more ice baths. I'm asking more from my body this year, and in exchange, I have to listen harder when it speaks to me.