Pretty much since the end of the race on Saturday, I've had a 'hitch in my getalong', as Troy would say. I've had some pretty intense calf pain and a slight limp on the left side. The left side has been worse than the right, most likely because of the cambered road at the race. Almost everything on me was sore after the race - neck, shoulders, biceps (that always cracks me up that my upper body would be sore after running, but I guess it gets involved, too) stomach, quads, hamstrings, and my oh so tender calf muscles. Shins are fine! The downhill really took its toll on my calves, though.
So, I got massage today. A very gentle one. Perfect. Love my massage therapist. Feel much better now.
And, I got some new shoes to wear to work today. My slightly high heels were killing me and I was concerned that they were exacerbating my calf problem. Much better. Aren't they cute? They are Naot brand from Israel. Very comfy. I'm finally walking normal now with just some calf soreness. All other aches and pains are gone. I think they helped. The stitching is PINK. How cool is that.
Even hobbling around, I've been planning my next marathons/ultramarathons. Crazy? Am I a marathon maniac? Not yet, but I'll be putting in my credentials this week.
I'll be in Colorado the last week of August (visiting my wonderful artist husband), so I was thinking of dropping down into Albuquerque for a little New Mexico Marathon on my way back home to Tucson (it is on Sunday, August 31st, and I would be able to travel back to Tucson on Labor Day). I was also thinking of the American Discovery Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs, but that one is Monday, September 1st, and although I have that day off, I would need to be back to work on Tuesday. I would love to meet Kathleen and Steve from Colorado Springs in person and run with them on some of the lovely Colorado trails I see on their blog.
You know what I think? I think these endorphins are addictive.