Wednesday, May 7, 2008

And the Beat Goes On

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

My friend commented in an email the other day that she sure will be glad when we begin tapering and are in "recovery" mode after the run. This training is eating up so much of our time. I reminded her that we won't be recovering for long 'cause we have another 50k scheduled for July 11 - that is, if we survive this one.

I think my biggest obstacle to completing this run is going to be blisters. I have a terrible time with them and thought I'd come upon a good "cure." However, this past Saturday I developed a nice sized one my left big toe. Same place as always. You'd think the callouses would start taking over. I will try yet another remedy for this weekend. Maybe if I just have the big toes removed . . . . Not an option? Well, you can't blame a girl for trying.

Between training, work, my side job, business of the Legal Professionals Association to which I belong, yadda, yadda, yadda, it's hard finding enough time in the week to clean my toilet, let alone keep up on everything else. I'm tired. But I have been diligent in taking my vitamins and calcium. Something's gotta help keep this ole bod going.

I'm definitely seeing great results from all the PT exercises I've been doing. I actually have muscles in my legs. I'd been told they were there, and gosh darn if they aren't looking pretty good these days. 'Course, you need to wear sunglasses if you look at 'em. Got the Northern CA rainy/foggy/no sun non-tan goin' on. Yep, I'm a white girl.


medgar said...

Hey Fatozzig's,

I am new to the exteme running forum and came across some of your postings and blog.

I have had the same blister problems until I switched to the Injinji toe socks. Blisters and hotspots gone. They are very comfortable and I run better in them due to the fact you can use your toes.

Maybe this will help.

Dan said...

Hey Fatozzig
I agree with medgar. I was the king of blisters until I switched to Injinji toe socks. Even after running for 2+ hours in a downpour with soaking wet blisters. I also coat my toes in bodyglide for added protection. You may way to try it. Good Luck