Monday, September 29, 2008

Marathon aftermath

I still can't believe I did it. My hubby asked me today, "Has it sunk in yet?" I don't think so. I keep looking at the pics and my medal in awe.

Not surprisingly, I'm walking a little funny today. Okay, a lot funny. I took Friday off work and had to go in today - why oh why didn't I take today off?! I was hobbling around the office all day, but enjoyed showing off my medal. I'm lucky to work in an environment where I'm treated like family and everyone has been so supportive of the entire journey. It reminds me of when I got married three years ago (my bosses actually attended); my co-workers were happy to hear all about it, but perhaps somewhat relieved that maybe I would stop talking about it. (Little do they know...)

Other than that, I have only minor woes:

-A blister the size of Manhattan on one toe, which has been popped and somehow refilled itself multiple times
-Three deformed toenails
-Chafing where the sun don't shine (sorry for the TMI, but nothing is sacred when it comes to The Chafe...apparently no amount of Body Glide is enough)
-A sunburnt face and a lovely tanline from the shades

Overall, I can't complain too much.

Road Warrior asked me to share all the juicy (greasy) details of my victory feast, but disappointingly (and surprisingly!) I had no appetite all day. The plan was wine, pizza and chocolate cake, but I just wasn't in the mood. I forced myself to get down a few protein shakes, but mostly I just laid on the couch sipping water. But don't fret, we have a reservation at The Mandarin in half an hour. My appetite is back in full force and I'm ready to recuperate some of the 6000+ calories burned yesterday.

That's all for now. Race report and tons more pics coming soon. Promise! Thank you so much for all the congrats!


Aron said...

YAHHHHH you are a marathoner :)

i was walking soooo funny for a couple days. have you tried to go down stairs yet?? that is the worst.

my medal is still hanging over our mantel :)

Marci said...

Looking forward to hearing all the details! Hope you enjoy your dinner. The Mandarin is the perfect spot for a post race celebration!

yumke said...

Woo hoo! Food. I pigged out yesterday so I'm trying to get back into a normal eating pattern. I hear you on toe blisters. I had one that I drained and I'm happy that I did since I had to lots of hobbling around at work today.

Unknown said...

So did you name your first marathon blister? If you plan to you better do it soon because they are only in our lives for a short time. :) Hope the post race dinner is great you earned it.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Isn't it great to have such a supportive workplace? I got a few phone calls from people just telling me they were thinking of me all day. And it made me smile.

Eat up and enjoy the mandarin. I went to Lush and picked up some bath bombs and massage bars. I recommend it::)I can't wait for the report, missy!

You rock.
Ps. I want the pictures of us WooHoo's!

Road Warrior said...

Excellent. You deserve a great celebratory meal. My post race indulgence was the greasiest most meat-filled pizza available. And while I waited: cheese bread sticks.

To wash it down: lots of beer. I was determined to get all of those calories back in one sitting. :)

Marcy said...

CONGRATS again, chica! ;D ;D

OK now I'm a little worried about the chafe ROFLMAO! Oh God please don't let me be rubbed wrong down there LOL

Pokey said...

CONGRATS!!!!!Your race pics look great.....looking foward to the details :)