Monday, November 4, 2013

Run harder

Well, we ran in the New York City marathon this weekend. All 26+ miles of it. I wore Asics Gel Kayanos. Now that I've done it, I never want to run again unless someone is chasing me with a gun. Sure, there was the runner's high. But it wasn't that high that I want to be one of those runners who is always telling everyone their time and how many miles they just ran.

Someone suggested that I take today off from work, and it was one of the most brilliant suggestions ever. Josh's parents arranged for us to see a podiatrist and that was really weird. I have a bruise on the ball of my left foot and a mildly sprained right ankle. We also got massages today, and except for when they were pressing on the bruise on the bottom of my foot it felt really good. I almost feel back to normal. If normal involves a small limp.

The Runners are so supportive of Baby Runners (I am making these terms up). One of them ran up next to me and gave me this whole speech about how you don't want to run faster or harder, but to run more thoroughly. I had no idea what she meant, but she was so enthusiastic that I thanked her and thought about it for a mile or two before giving up. I ran harder. That's what got me through. One foot in front of the other, harder and harder until you get there. We weren't last. We weren't first. I ran hard.

When I went to bed last night it felt like I was still moving. A couple of times I woke up with my legs moving.


Kizz Robinson said...

I was watching in Brooklyn and I thought of you. Wished I could yell your name when I saw you but finally realized I have no idea what you look like so I just cheered as hard as I could for everyone.

Nina said...

I've never had any desire to run a marathon, but I've always been sort of in awe of people who actually do it. So, there you go, I am officially in awe of you.

I'm also glad you got a day to recuperate. :)

Lil'Sis said...

the longest I've done is a half marathon, so CONGRATS to you both!!! I don't think I ever want to be in a race again either, now when/if I run, it's just for me on the treadmill usually. Glad you took the day off and got the massage.

Anonymous said...

Well done!

Also well done allowing yourself to take off work the next day.