Tuesday, October 17, 2006
DC Before and After
I thought I would post the two pictures that Miki so graciously took of me at my recent 50 miler. The first was in the early morning hours before the race. It was cold so I was tricked out in my favorite hoodie and wearing my signature day-glo gloves. My gnarled legs, which have been likened to tree stumps, are ready to go. The second picture is well after the race and even the post race feast. I have my hoodie back on and I'm sporting my nubby sandals which I consider one of the greatest inventions of mankind. I'm definitely cheezin' big time for the camera.
It's been over a week now and, other than a little soccer on Sunday, I really haven't run at all. It seems like its been a month and I imagine that I can feel the fitness seeping out of my legs! I've been self-messaging and trying to rehab my feet as much as possible. I'm gonna try an easy run tonight, I think, and see how it all feels. I'm pretty sure my trail shoes have been part of the problem and I'm finally deciding to go see a podiatrist to get things looked and to get a professional recommendation. I also received a massage gift certificate for my birthday so I am looking to cash that in as well and see if I can relieve some of the persistent tightness. Overall, however, I feel pretty good and want to start running again. However, I know that the bigger danger is for me to start pushing more than I should. I just gotta keep reminding myself to listen to my body.