Not that I have a lot of pictures from race weekend (which will be explained in the post) but for some reason Blogger is not letting me add pictures. Therefore, the race-report may be delayed. So here are a few updates about how I feel after race day.
Things that hurt:
- The second toe on my left foot is maybe what hurts the most. It is red, inflamed, every time I move it it hurts, and I'm a little concerned about the toenail. Just in time for sandal season- yay.
- My left ankle and arch. Not sure what's going on there...but they aren't very happy. Perhaps the result of running a half marathon on shoes at the end of their life? Or maybe just tiredness? They're a little tender today.
-My quads are slightly sore but not too bad.
- A lot of Jordan. He's definitely got the post-marathon hobble going. Not quite as bad as after some of his other races, but it is kind of funny to watch. Kind of like this:
Things that don't hurt:
- Now that I've rehydrated, eaten, had a rest, and a day of not running- my head! I had a splitting headache for the rest of the day yesterday and hooray- the headache is gone.
-Pretty much the rest of my body other than the parts mentioned in the "things that hurt" section. Yay!
-My pride. Extra yay. I was very worried I'd be beat up by the weather and therefore the half marathon and wasn't sure how I would deal with that. But I did NOT get beat up. It was still a humid day and I didn't love that part- but I worked hard to do my best despite that.
As a little preview to the race report: a little thank you to my mother for reminding me the day before the race that I LIKE RUNNING. And that's why I run. When I was taking myself a little too seriously out on the course and getting a little discouraged that I was a little behind on my desired pace, I thought of what she told me. And then I started to have fun. Why? Because I LIKE RUNNING!
So for those of you who were racing or putting in some training over the weekend: what hurts?
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