Sunday, May 23, 2010

2 Weeks to San Diego

Well this was not a productive week for running. I may have to soon invoke the Couch to Marathon 5 Day plan. I got some kind of funky Phoenix head cold around Thursday and it settled in my head and chest. I've been on OTC meds but the crud remains.

Also, some family visits and a 3:30am run to the school to see 75 8th graders off on a trip to Magic Mountain. And a fitfully sleeping 2 year old. Have I listed enough excuses? And crap----this was one of surely the last cool mornings we will see for many months, a primo running day.

Adam says it's better to be 90% ready and 100% healthy. I'm going for 70/90 and hoping it doesn't decline any more than that.

I just want to finish the damn thing and still be able to walk and then I want to get in a better routine and build base mileage and go for it again in January. I think I can get a free entry for RnR AZ through PCH Kids Rock. I also don't want to get picked up by the golf cart!
Oh, to come in 6th out of 6 and to be a chicken on top of that!! I'll be the rhino, I don't need to be the pig --really! And Sandra Boynton always draws pigs like their nose was cut off by a band saw.











The picture isn't doing it justice, but the 2nd toenail is actually doing ok though black. The third toenail is the troublemaker. After this photo was taken I peeled most of it off AND THERE IS NO NEW TOENAIL UNDER THERE!!!!! Under where? (I made you say underwear!) So, right foot fine, left foot having nail problems but it doesn't affect my running. Time for toe socks? Toe covers? Can a person get size 10 for the left foot and size 9.5 for the right? Hmmmm. If I am not hammering out miles, do I need to taper as planned?

One more week at the schoolhouse then the kiddos go home for the summer! Cue Alice Cooper....

Everyone have a great week!

6 comments:

RunningLaur said...

hmm, toe caps might help, but I really have no idea. At least if you don't have the toenail at all it wont hurt during the race!
And I'd stick to the taper as it's planned - no reason to screw up the easy part now.

Take RNRSD slow and fun and learn everything you have to do the make RNRAZ awesome. There's nothing wrong with having a time that's easy to beat in the next go around - it ensures you'll have a next one :)

Two weeks!! You can do it!!

Whitney said...

YUCK!!! Thanks for sharing that picture... NOT! :)

I agree with Laura - you won't have a toenail bothering you for your race!

Her Name is Rio said...

Having no toenail there may be a good thing. It won't bother you. The toe cap/condoms are an option, but they tend to bother me more than help- but it helps others.

Jamoosh said...

Dang, I just said "underwear" again...

Adam said...

Don't forget, not only do you need to be able to walk after the race, but you need to be able to do a few keg stands. So, forget your legs, make sure you rest up your arms.

K said...

Try injinji socks... but it appears you might consider trying a 1/2 size larger shoe. That helped me. Love the injinji socks also...