After our marathon I’ve been forced to take it easy and by easy I mean pretty much do nothing. I keep trying to run and I keep having to bow out within a couple of miles.
Being injured hurts and not in the obvious way. It feels like I can feel all the effort I’ve put into getting this far slipping out while I’m benched. I know I can make it up and I know I’m not losing as much as it feels I am but still… being injured hurts.
I’ve run once this week since Sunday’s atrocity of a run. I’ve got a 3 Hour run this Sunday, a lap trail race with the laps at 3.75 (ish) miles. I’m hoping to get 4 laps in, will settle for 3. If my quads will hold up and let me do my slow dinosaur thing.
I would much rather have to stop running because I’m out of energy or wind or whatever. I hate having to stop running due to injury.
My dear running wife got me a t-shirt that is pretty awesome. It says “I ran 26.2 miles because I’m a Badassasaurus” which is pretty cool. I have something coming for her, technically us so we can be twinsies, that she’ll hopefully like as much.
I got my V3 Paradigm’s in yesterday. They’re definitely not as ‘duck foot’ as the V2’s I have but they’re longer, almost too long, the next size down might be better. I just can’t win on shoes since I can’t try them on in person since no one carries my big foot sizes.
Honestly how hard is it for a shoe company to make a shoe and sell it as a specific size? It’s not like a size 13 varies in length depending on the month. It’s a very fixed, down to the millimeter, length. And yet, literally, Altra shoes models in a size 13 vary by as much as half an inch in length between the models.
The Escalante is the only shoe of theirs I’ve owned that a size 13 is ‘true sizing’ for me.
But such is life in the shoe lane when you’re a #notarunner.