Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Even 4 days following MMTR I am still on a high. In fact I think it has taken this long for it truly to sink in that I ran 54 freaking miles!!
By Tuesday I could lower myself into a seat without assistance. Stairs were also doable and no longer an enemy. It also took until Tuesday for the swelling in my feet to go away and if it were not for the one little “hot spot” under my one toe my feet would be perfect.
So to close out my final thought on this event I have noted some Random Race Tidbits:
Finishers: 186 (only 72% finished…wow)
Food eaten at Aid Stations: boiled potatoes (lots of them with salt), pretzels, gummy bears, cheese and crackers
Number of Honey Stingers: 14
Fluids taken in: over 200 oz. (water and Gatorade)
Number of Potty Stops: 7
Hours that I listened to music: 6 hrs. (best mix ever)
Toenails Lost: NONE (sorry Marcy)
Blisters: 1 small one and 1 raw spot under a toe
Weight Lost: 2 lbs. (am sure I have already gained this back)
What is next…. DISNEY Marathon on January 11th. My husband signed us up for this event and we are both looking forward to it. I will do some very small runs for the next two weeks and get some swim time in at our Sports Club pool. The more I stretch the better I feel. The more I move around the better I feel. I have said this before but one of the best benefits to running trail events is the fast recovery. The road is not our friends folks.
THANKS again for ALL of the cheering along the way and awesome comments. You all ROCK!!