I thought that glorious day was the end of the marathon training. But really? The training had just begun.
Yes I ran Nike Women and that was great. But my body was tired and my shoes were old. Just because you spend a lot of money on running shoes doesn't mean they will last twice as long.
(The skinny guy on the right was my guy FYI)
Anyway-Little did I know that my body would have a complete breakdown after that race.
It started with a slight ache in my foot that lasted for two weeks. I took the time off to adjust to -yes my new temporary or not temporary position at work -and to get my foot better. When I couldn't quite get to 100% I finally called a podiatrist. I hedged the bet and chose one not in San Jose but just out of Hollister in Gilroy.
He told me I had the P word.
Compression, taping, wrapping, inserts. and sensible shoes.
The next day I felt better, only then I came down with a mysterious fever that wouldn't go away. For 3 days I couldn't eat, I just fell in and out of consciousness. I always beat fevers-no problem. But I couldn't. I seriously had to take large doses of Advil. Every time I took them I said a prayer in case I died but I didn't.
I had an infection. Which went away.
So finally one month later-I'm back on my feet in shiny new Asics trying to get my groove back.
- It's a lot to ask your body to do all that I asked it to do in the month of October.
- If you don't rest your body your body will make you rest it.
- Speed work is not worth it. Every time I run fast I suffer an injury.
- Even though Asics cost 3 times the price of your discontinued Nikes-they only last the same amount of time.
- When you take running away from a runner-they are gong to run any way.
- Sensible shoes are still ugly
The after the marathon marathon in a lot of ways has been harder than the marathon training itself.