Congratulations! As part of finishing a marathon, most people want to kick back, eat a lot of junk food and drink a lot alcohol to celebrate. However, the first 24-48 hours after a marathon, your body is trying so hard to rebuild itself….so treat it well! It is ok to have the chocolate cake that you were dreaming about the last couple of miles or indulge in the pizza you were restraining yourself from during your marathon training, just don’t go overboard. If you have any intention of resuming training (after taking a short break) it is very important that you eat balanced, healthy meals to help your body recover.