I’d like to start by saying thank you so very much for the encouragement and the kudos for this most recent race! Your wonderful support really does carry me through all of the madness… from the first step of the training cycle right on through to the finish line. I’m extremely grateful and appreciative for you! I’ve made some great blogging friends, and I feel truly blessed.
Jamesy wrote a fun article detailing the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. I know my “race recap” was brief and to the point… it was hard and it hurt. But if you’re curious and would like a bit more of a detailed description, go visit his site. He actually makes the pain sound somewhat humorous!
Speaking of pain, we suffered our worst about 48 hours after the race, per normal. Neither of us could walk very well, which called for a great relaxing day hanging by the pool! As of now, my feet have mostly recovered… I’ll lose a few toenails, but hey, it happens. I’ve realized I need to stay with my Brooks Glycerin shoes for every race from here on out as I don’t have feet problems when I race in them, AND, I need to stay about a full size larger than what I normally wear because, yes, my feet do swell that much (the ones I wore in MOM were only 1/2-size larger).
As for James, his calves are still a bit tight, but he’s gradually getting better. He has one more week of recovery before he starts his next training cycle, so he should survive as well.
Next race for us will be local… the Lake Sammamish Half-Marathon on March 5th, in 41 days… just enough time to lose all the weight we gained on vacation. 😀