Time is drawing near. My very first marathon is in a little over three weeks! My training seems to have been going on for most of the year, and my miles sure have added up. I started training back during the second week of June, and since I still had a good fitness level I was able to ramp up pretty quickly, and then ease back about every other weekend. I even threw in a two-week break from long training, without any sacrifice.
So this is what a body feels like a day after running 18 miles? Ya know, I would have thought that after feeling good yesterday post-“damn run”, that I would be escaping the aches and pains pretty much unscathed.
That’s where my brain deceives me. The thinking part.
First notable pain – the middle toe on my right foot. Just the tip. Ow.
Second and third pain – my neck and shoulders
Ow my toe.
Third pain – middle of my back
Ow my toe!
I realize that this is a gradual onset of achiness, and that I could be in for an interesting next 12 hours.
I think I am starting to get a headache.
Ugh my toe! Am I about to lose a nail or what???
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- Running Because (hogdaddy.wordpress.com)