Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ugh

Well hello!  It's been a while, eh?  Well, it's been a busy couple of months.  After tearing up my ankle in February and being completely out of commission for 6 weeks; I immediately started practicing for my walk.  That was followed by 5 days of sheer pain as I walked from Fenway park to Hadlock Field - 114 miles - raising money for Tourette's-related charities.

Our official logo

 About half a mile from the ballpark!

 Being interviewed just before entering the ballpark

Walking around the warning track (almost done)

And just to prove we actually walked the whole thing, here are the screen shots from RunKeeper:
Day 1

Day 2


Day 3


Day 4


Day 5

And for extra proof . . . . (WARNING - Graphic)

This is my foot at the ballgame (we stayed for the game)



It took a good week for the blisters to stop hurting and another week for my calves to feel sort of normal.  I ran twice that second week, but could only go about 2.5 miles each time before my calves would just scream.  I was supposed to run the first half of the Vermont City Marathon last weekend, so Anne (who was running the full) could have some one with her the entire time.  I had to pull out at the last minute and was replaced by Gib (Renee ran the second half).  It was emasculating, but Brenda and I had the best signs at the race and I'd like to think we helped some runners get to the finish.  

I am happy I did the walk.  We raised some serious cash (but its not too late to donate! www.active.com/donate/SluggersWalk) but I will never do anything like that again!  I've been injured for the better part of 4 months and it sucks!  I have not run in about 2 weeks, but have been stretching and trying to get the legs in shape.  I am committed to trying to get healthy and back on the road this month!  

Anne and I have signed up for the Dopey again and we'll be joined by Renee!  Gib and Andy will be running the half with us (Andy's first half!) and my parents and Theo will run the 10k (Theo's first!).  So basically, I have no time for injuries!  I hope to get back at the old blogging thing, but can't make any promises!

TTFN