I might have had to read back over my motivation article this morning when, at 6 am, Christie pages my room telling me its time for our “marathon”. I ignored her for a few minutes and then got up, got geared up, ate traditional pre-run snack (wheat bread with pb) and we were out the door.
Sooo….before we left, I slid in another stability pad into my orthotics per doctor’s advice. I knew I should have worn blister pads but Christie convinced me medical tape was the same thing so I taped up my feet and was off……..BIG MISTAKE.
The first 3.5 miles went by really fast and I was feeling really really good. I was able to control my speed and my endurance was better than its ever been. Until…..the blisters started. I tried to ignore the pain at first but then around 4.5 miles I had to stop on the side of the road and evaluate the situation. I had two HUGE blisters on each foot, giant sized blisters totally covering each of my heels and then two on the same spot where the orthotics were rubbing them on the bottom of my foot. Major major ouch.
Christie tried to convince me to stop and she would run ahead, get the car and pick me up but I refused, telling her “if Tiger Woods can win a tournament with a dislocated knee, I can run the last two miles with blistered covered feet.” Again…bad idea, Jenna. Bad idea.
Feet started bleeding at mile 6 and finally I was forced to take off my shoes and walk BAREFOOT the last mile home. I was soooo mad because my endurance was there but I knew if I kept going I would have to take this whole week off for my feet to heal so I sucked up my pride and stopped. Sad, because it there was only a mile left but it seriously felt like someone was slicing my feet with razor blades.
I guess if its not the shins its somethin’ else, huh? Bahhhhh
Moral of the story: medical tape is NOT the same thing as a blister pad and I need to buy some moleskine asap. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be going sneaker-less for the next couple days. 🙁
Post-marathon breakfast was french toast! I used 2 eggs, a splash of soymilk, vanilla extract and cinnamon with 12 grain bread—
I forgot I left a quart of pure maple syrup here last winter! yayyyyy! 🙂
So, total miles run last week actually were 17, my most ever. I sort of forgot that my long run was last Sunday in Boston because usually I run on Saturdays. This week I’ll get back to my regular schedule though of Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.
The weather is beautiful and we are heading out on the boat for awhile today for a little water skiing and sunshine. 🙂
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