It has been exactly one week since the Javelina Jundred 100 miler. I have good news: I can see my ankles again!
Cankle (noun): when your legs are so large or swollen that the calf and the ankle seamlessly run together. I was sporting some mean cankles for most of the week. Here is what my feet looked like before the race (pedicure courtesy of my little girls):
And here are my feet a few days after the race. My ankles had vanished. And it's slightly gross that my toes turned into Vienna Sausages.
A week post-100 miler, my muscle soreness is gone. My knees are still pretty sore. And two toe nails keep getting blacker and they really hurt. All in all, I think recovery has gone well.
I have now run a half marathon, full marathon, or ultra for 20 months in a row. But now I don't have anything major in the near future! No need for a training plan! I am just going to run whenever I feel like it for as long as I feel like it! Sweet!
I have lots more exciting stuff to tell you next week. And I'll be featuring a guest post from my sister about the ultra experience from a pacer's perspective.
But right now, go set your DVR to record David Letterman tomorrow night (Monday, November 21st). One of my favorite music groups NeedToBreathe is going to be playing a song from their amazing new CD The Reckoning. I will bet you a pack of Twinkies that you'll like their music. Here's a sample: