Personal Bests

  • 04/07 Boston Marathon3:33:22
  • 10/08 Hartford Half Marathon 1:46:23
  • 09/06 New Haven Road Race 20K 1:36:47
  • 08/04 Deary 5-M Road Race - my 1st race ever 39:37
  • 11/06 VMG 5K 21:05
  • 07/06 Boombox Mile 6:12

Breaking The Tape

Upcoming Races 2010

Stay Tuned!

The Aftermath

We interrupt this blog to bring you this latest tidbit of information:

Before we talk about me, which is my favorite topic, I want to point something out to everyone. Something a bit curious. You know alejandra over at ‘i am not a runner’? You know, the cute, funny chick who doesn’t realize just how cute and funny she really is?

Did you know that she’s raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training? Have you noticed that she never talks about it? And hasn’t really asked for any donations? Well, I noticed. And I also noticed that she’s a wee bit shy of her goal and I think she plans on writing a check to cover the difference. Let’s help her out!

And now back to the self-centered business of discussing me, me, me!

Recovery from the marathon has been easier than last time and I am almost shocked to say that I feel strong enough to run again! The first 24 hours post-marathon were the roughest, with a very sore knee, sore lower back and legs that weren’t crazy about going down stairs or moving from standing to sitting and vice versa. After 48 hours, I was feeling like I had done a tough leg workout at the gym.

There are some blisters under a couple of toenails, but nothing has turned purple yet. There was one huge blister on the bottom of my foot, but with all the water in my shoes it popped before the race was even over. And once my feet dried out, so did the blister. So that worked out well!

Overall, my energy level is good, my appetite is back and I’m ready to analyze my performance and start the process to get the training to the next level. I’m not quite sure what’s next, in terms of ‘big’ running goals…for now, I’d like to focus on my upcoming vacation and then the flat, fast 5K in November.

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