BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Marathon has come and gone and now runners are looking to start their recovery.
After running 26.2 miles and conquering heartbreak hill, runners are working to recover with a wide range of activities. WBZ's Brooke McCarthy spoke with runners who had just crossed the finish line to ask them what was next.
Shannon Lewis is from Louisanna and ran her first Boston Marathon after trying to qualify for six years. Now that she's finally achieved her goal, she said she's ready to relax.
"My legs are dead, I'm ready for nachos and a bath," she said. "[When I get home] I'm just going to lay on my couch, snuggle my dog, basque in the glory, and then go back to work on Wednesday."
Katie Beal said running the Boston Marathon is every runner's dream, and now that she's checked it off her bucket list, she wants to explore the city.
"I'm going to try to go around and explore Boston," she said. "I've never been here before so I'm going to try it. We'll see if my legs will allow it."
Many others said they plan to relax, take a bath, drink some beer, or catch up on some reading. One runner did say he planned to go on a bike ride immediately after the race to try to get rid of lactic acid.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.