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From Pits, to Cherries, to Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hey, I like it better than cherry pie emoticon

My weekend that started so miserably, just got better and better. I really enjoyed my time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My races went well, which means I finished them feeling physically and mentally strong. I didn't even get that post race soreness. Hmmm.... wonder if that's because my foot was so NOT happy emoticon.

Yes, I did have some problems, but feeling great overall out weighed the rest of the pain.

When my foot was sore after my 8K I figured I needed to do something to protect it during the 1/2. Unfortunately I didn't follow the cardinal rule of do/use/eat/drink nothing new. I didn't bring enough of my usual "avoid blisters" products for 2 races, so I bought something I thought would work. Well, it didn't. By the time I hit 10.5 miles it was time to take off my shoe, remove all the tape, put my shoe back on and continue on anyway. The tape and all I used, didn't stay put on my foot and it cause more problems than it prevented. Then having to change my gait put more stress on my forefoot, which really aggrivated my metatarsalgia. Having it down during the flights on the way home increased the swelling and pain. After hobbling through the airports, it was great to get home.

Today, after draining my blister last night and having a decent night's sleep I can put weight on it with only a little discomfort. As for the rest of me, I still feel emoticon; no aches, no fatigue. I've found that when I screw up I need to learn from it and fix the cause. I've also learned that how the big picture comes out is what counts. Everything comes with some kind of negative, the idea is to find the positive and learn from the negative, then keep putting one foot in front of the other, even if it hurts, to get to your finish line.

And yes, I had Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream as my dessert after dinner.

Outer Banks residents, race participants, United, and yes, even Delta (without you starting my weekend so poorly I might not have experienced so many wonderful things), thank you for an emoticon weekend!
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    Take care and well done - finishing!!!
    3260 days ago
    Way to troop on! Great job Miss Janet! And now off to more fun and races! Take extra blister protection - I won't be there to borrow it from you, so you should have plenty! LOL! emoticon
    3262 days ago
    Again, you show such dedication and determination..way to go!
    3262 days ago
    I completely understand about foot pain. But if you enjoyed your Java Chip ice cream - then it's totally worth it (ice cream would have to be my favorite dessert so I may be a little biased!).
    emoticon on finishing the races - you are a rockstar!
    3263 days ago
    I love that ice cream! :)

    Sorry about your foot. Foot pain is the WORST!
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