Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bum Foot and a virtual race

Endorphins are powerful. They have the power to mask even the strongest pain. I can't help but wonder where the hell they have been whenever I get kicked in the crotch? Which seems to happen more than I would like Could have used some endorphins then! Also, I have to think that endorphins are the ONLY way that those strong men on ESPN can flip tires and lift 800 kg rocks. (Magnus is always the one who wins BTW)

I went on my first post marathon run yesterday (3 miles, 8:20 pace) and found out that I did in fact tweak something during my race on the very far edge of my foot. It was pretty sore the rest of the day and even hurt to walk on it. Bummer. I'm going to go for a mid day bike ride and cross my fingers that it gets better sooner rather than later. After all, I'm meeting up with RunningLaur and Jeff this weekend for a nice 12 miler. I sure don't want to slow them down.

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To try to beat the cold cold Nebraska winter, Razz over at Running off at the Mind set up a Virtual Race: The "Global Warming, My Ass!* 6.66 Mile Run"! All that you have to do is run 6.66 miles in any combination of distances that you would like. I'm thinking about doing mine in 457 trips to the coffee pot, the toilet, and the fridge - in that order.

So first, go there and sign up for the race. Razz must have doubled down on his TamiFlu because he is all amped up to get this thing started - deadline is today 3/4 at midnight. Second, realize that there ARE going to be prizes. AUTOGRAPHED prizes. Finally, (and Razz would be proud of this paragraph structure) have fun with it. I know I am going to. Shit, there may even been some aqua jogging - and my pool is a pretty solid 50 degrees. That, my friends, is testicle tasting shrinkage inducing cold.

17 comments:

The Sean said...

Bummer, Dude... that's a bummer.

RunningLaur said...

Stupid foot.
My leg started to hate me again this morning - maybe we'll have a nice brisk walk this weekend? ugh.

Barefoot AngieB said...

Here's to a speedy recovery!

RunnuRMark said...

Huh...oddly enough I sure did tweak something on the outside of my right foot last week (and again the other day) too. It feels like that ligament that's hiding behind the left blue arrow. It doesn't feel quite as bad today, but we'll see what I have to say after today's tempo run. Good luck healing up!

Jamoosh said...

Tweaking is no damn good. I hope this doesn't put you out of the running for any of the "fabulous" prizes being handed out for the virtusl 6.66.

Ace said...

Magnus Ver Magnusson is the man! Like two men I think...or a dozen. Either the guy is 80 and still winning or they all have that name...


hope it heals quickly!

BrianFlash said...

You do realize that every time they show World's Strongest Man, that it isn't a new show? ESPN2 lives on replays ;)

Magnus totally rocks though.

Jill said...

Where are the endorphins at mile 23 of a marathon?

Hope the elfooto is happy soon. Maybe ya just need to take a little more recovery cuz ya did just run a marathon PR! :)

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Sorry to hear about your bummer foot. Take care of yourself and enjoy your run with a few of your blogger friends:) Keep smiling:)

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

It is all about recovery...I hope. Hang in there. (Of course nothing hangs after a 50 degree pool, but you know what I mean.)

Whitney said...

Dang! I wish that I had some cool blogging buddies that I could run with. Lucky!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Yikes!!! hope the foot heals up sooN! Congrats on another marathon!!! :) You're awesome!

Rio said...

Foot. Ouch!
Better. Soon.

Running Through Phoenix said...

You will soon have side cramps from laughing at my running form, which will distract you from your foot. I think I read that in a fortune cookie.

Glenn Jones said...

Endorphons *are* powerful. That's why many illegal drugs are such problems.

Sorry to read about your foot. Hopefully it's nothing serious!

And thanks for your comments yesterday. The one about maintaining speed was especially thought provoking. Thanks. I kept my date with the hills yesterday and will keep my date with the last three or four short tempo runs.

Running Through Life said...

I hope the foot heals soon. In the meantime that is going to take a lot of bathroom trips for you to do the 6.6 miler.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Sad news about your foot :( Hopefully its nothing serious.