Thursday, April 20, 2006

Reason #328 to stick to 1/2 marathons :)


OUCH! My feet still hurt. I still can only wear flipflops on my feet because of the overzealous medic guy, Skip. The four minute bandaid not only did not help to cushion my foot, it caused the bruise you see here. My toenail is hanging by a thread too. Should I try to pull it off? I never have pulled them off before, I just let nature takes its course usually.

A must have for long distance runners is ARNICA. Arnica is a homeopathic remedy to allevieate muscle soreness and bruising. Hello, we should be buying stock in the stuff, right. Today is three days after the marathon and I feel back to normal with the exception of the damn bandaid fiasco area! I figure by Sat. or Sun. I should be able to do a slow jog.

The marathon photos are up at www.marathonfoto.com . My last name is Martin-Shashok and my bib number was 23159. You can check them out. I always am surprised at how chubby I look, but I have decided to embrace my large body like a beautiful Clydesdale horse. I think it will help me feel better about my self-image if I accept my big strong body as a strength not weakness. I love the picture of me pointing to my running angel, Deb. I don't know what I am pointing at though! Also, I love the pre-race photo of me with my stepdad, it's very sweet.

PS any of the readers that decide to stalk me now that you know my last name just know that I have a permanent case of PMS and a huntin' rifle I am just itchin' to use on ya'. I am not kidding, don't get any ideas, you'll be sorry. Did you see those muscles in my arms?!? Who needs a gun when you have those bad boys :D

7 comments:

Jank said...

Ouch. Got to wonder if a blister might have hurt less in the long run...

Mia Goddess said...

Yow! That's a monster. The pictures are awesome. I will not be stalking you. Because you are scary. :)

CJ said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch! You poor thing. Excellent marathon by the way and well done on the pB! And the photos are great - you look like you're having the time of your life! Well done running goddess!

Robb said...

I wouldn't pull off the nail (be still my quivering stomach)!

I won't stalk you if you won't stalk me. Promise?

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Ouch. Hope that heals quickly. Great photos.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

YOW! That looks damn painful. Ok, chill on the foot for a bit, huh? And I try to leave the toenails alone but always end up catching them on my sock when I put it on.

And there's goes my stalking plans. Uh, unless you want to compare personal firearms. :)

Susan said...

Ouch! Oh my goodness!