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All Recovered Except One Toe

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Run this morning felt great! I even went a little faster than I had planned just because I felt like it. I definitely have my energy back and my muscles seem to be recovered from the half marathon on Saturday. The one problem I have is a sore toe. The second toe on my left foot -- the same one that has bothered me before -- is just a bit sore. I iced it. Not sure if I should "buddy tape" it to the next toe or not. The sorest spot is closer to the joint than the nail, but the nail looks a little purple, just a shade darker than the other toes.

I didn't watch my eating very closely the week before the half marathon and purposely ate a lot of carbs. This morning my weight was 128.4, 2.4 over my target, but still within range. Hope to bring it down a bit this week before I start getting ready for the St Pete Women's Half Marathon on November 24th. That one I'm running in costume with ONEKIDSMOM and one of her relatives who is running her first HM. I expect to stay with them and I don't expect it to be too fast, but a lot of fun!! Fingers are crossed that the toe won't be a problem.

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GABY1948 11/14/2013 7:17AM

    GREAT glad you are doing so well, except that stubborn tow...praying it heals really quickly!

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FROSTY99 11/13/2013 6:48PM

    Wishing your toe a speedy recovery so it won't be a factor in your next HM.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/13/2013 2:07PM

    emoticon Great job on your run! Despite having a toe not fully recovered.


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TAICHIDANCER 11/13/2013 7:00AM

    Ah, the famous Achilles toe!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/12/2013 9:36PM

    I hope your toe gets better.

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GABY1948 11/12/2013 8:39PM

    I'm hoping (and praying) for you too! You don't need a toe bothering you. I CAN'T WAIT for the pictures from when you run with ONEKIDSMOM! Take care of that foot and rest like you should...

Have a GREAT week, Marsha! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 11/12/2013 8:17PM

    I'm glad that you have recovered nicely from Saturday! Please take care of that toe. I'll see you and Gary tomorrow night.

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_LINDA 11/12/2013 8:07PM

    I certainly know toe problems :( Here is hoping it won't be a factor in your next race and you can relax and enjoy it with Barb! You may want to give it a cushioning bandage to protect it from further irritation. I have foam cushions that fit all my toes :P. You may also want to ensure the fit of your shoe. My Mom has second toes that are longer than the big toe so she has to be careful sizing her shoes to fit that longer one.
That is wonderful news you have your energy back and your muscles feel good to go!
Don't worry about the scale -just think those extra calories gave you the energy to get your fastest time. You will get it back on down time in between races!

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MEXGAL1 11/12/2013 6:54PM

    Hope that toe recovers very soon Marsha
Have a great evening.

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WATERMELLEN 11/12/2013 6:50PM

    Hope that toe stops bugging you soon. You are going to have such a good time with Barb!!

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JOYINKY 11/12/2013 6:48PM

    Hope your toe mends soon; great that you've recovered already!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/12/2013 6:45PM

    I'm sure you're in better shape than I am this time around. Unless I can talk Rebel into getting on board with the plan, I'll be grumbling about making it to the finish line "even if I have to walk every step"!

I started making my costume last night. Not nearly as cute as yours, but we get the talents we're born with!

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BURGUNDYBABE 11/12/2013 5:37PM

    Take care of yourself! Hope you feel better soon!

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BLUENOSE63 11/12/2013 5:02PM

  So what are you and Barb dressing up as? Make sure we get pictures. Have fun! I think SMRT4ANDREY hit the nail on the head with his comment about running...seems like you and Barb are meeting for coffee not running a HM! Hope the toe is healed sooner than later as those really can be nasty!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/12/2013 4:34PM

    Hope your toe feels better soon!

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HARROWJET 11/12/2013 4:01PM

    My daughter had trouble with one of her toes after her half marathon. It does get better.

Judy emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/12/2013 3:53PM

    The toe will recover, I am sure. Buddy-taping might still be a good idea. HUGS!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/12/2013 3:43PM

    Agree, blister under the nail. You can sterilize a pin and prick under the nail (it won't hurt) to release the fluid (and pressure) if it hurts. Otherwise, just leave it alone, although you might want to tape it when you run -- the nail will be sticking up more than usual from the fluid underneath it. You will probably lose the nail.

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NEW-CAZ 11/12/2013 2:59PM

    take care Marsha!

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LEWILL1982 11/12/2013 2:33PM

    Sounds like you could have developed a blister under the nail. I'm dealing with that right now. Take care of it and watch it. It's gross, but you may have to trim the nail to get to the blister....Congrats on the HM, I'm running one on Thanksgiving!

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SMART4ANDREY 11/12/2013 1:51PM

    Seems like you'll be running HM like it's not a big deal:)
Blogs would be like...had my cup of tea in the morning, ran HM, got a newspaper:)

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TERI-RIFIC 11/12/2013 1:45PM

    Yikes. Take care of that toe.

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NATPLUMMER 11/12/2013 1:15PM

    Poor toe :-( Hope it feels better soon.

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