5 days after and 2 busted toes!!

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It’s been 5 days since my first marathon. I’m feeling pretty good. The day after the race, I was sore if I sat for a while. Tues & Wed, I worked and felt great too. I had plans to start working out on Wednesday and run on thursday. The only thing holding me back is this one lingering battle wound from the race. TWO bruised big toe’s!!!!! I did have blisters on each pink toe and abrasions on the side of each arm from my arm sleeves! Ouch!!

Thanks to all those hills in San Francisco, my 2 big ole toes were holding me back. I needed to get out and do something. So I decided to take a walk with my dog Miles. We ended up walking 3 miles. 🙂 My first 1/4 mile, my left toe was hurting. I didn’t know if I could do it and I almost turned around a couple of times. I asked myself, does it hurt or is it uncomfortable? If I stopped every time I felt discomfort while running, I would never complete a run. I think with every run, something bugs me. I once read that you need to know the difference between true pain and discomfort. I’ve always used this theory when I run. As long as I can keep running, I keep on running and most often the discomfort stops. So I kept walking and sure enough it eventually felt better. This was the first day I’ve worn tennis shoes since race day. Flip flops were my best friends and for work I wore Crocs. It felt great to get out and exercise. Even if it was just walking. 🙂 I work every other weekend, so I won’t be able to try running again until Monday. I will try and hit the gym once this weekend (a mini workout) well see how my toe friends are doing on monday.

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