Three Things Thursday: Slacker Edition

1.  I still have not done my race report for the BMO Vancouver Marathon and it happened almost 2 weeks ago.  I keep finding other things to do and when I sit down with enough time I just don’t have any desire to do it.  I want to write about it, but I’m still a mixed bag of emotions.  Obviously I’ll have to do a separate post on that.

2.  I haven’t gone out for a run since the race.  The marathon was on a Sunday and I thought I did really well helping my legs recover.  I wore compression socks a couple days before the race, had on my sleeves during and was back in socks for a couple days after.  Unfortunately by last Tuesday or Wednesday I was having some pain in my right shin.  All of my consulting with Dr. Google determined that I probably gave myself shin splints during the run due to the road cant and the stress of running on concrete/asphalt the whole time.  It’s been better the last couple of days, but I’ve yet to get the motivation to get out the door.  

3.  Okay, nothing to do with being a slacker, but I need to complain about my other race-induced injury.  I have a black toenail.  Not that it’s a big deal or that it’s my first.  But I went the whole training cycle without one.  I was so proud of myself.  And it’s the stupid one (right foot, next to baby toe – would you call that your ring toe?) that I couldn’t get rid of for a year before due to re-injury.  AARRGGHH!!!  I’m not even sure how I did it.  It’s not the shoe – I know that for certain since my running shoes are one size larger than my regular size.  I’m banking on it being from walking around town after the marathon.  I was probably shuffling and every time I took a step I unknowingly rammed my toes to the end of my shoe.  I was in so much pain that I didn’t notice anything different!  

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3 responses

  1. Ugh! Black toe nails are the worst! Funnily enough, I've never had one from running, but I've gotten TWO from dancing (bachelorette party and wedding, back to back weekends). Geez

    May 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

  2. Only the tough cookies get black toenails. Wear it like a badge of honor. 🙂

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a message on my post earlier this week. It definitely helped me feel better and rethink what I want and who I wanted to be. Thanks!

    May 14, 2011 at 2:21 am

  3. I got a black toe nail after the seattle marathon on nov 28 and I finally got it off about 3 days ago. It still looks like crap with half on, half off but it's finally starting to fall off. It's gross. Sorry, you didn't need all the nasty details!

    May 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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