When someone is paying you money to run with them, you run. I can feel my effort now, and I am sure I will feel it tomorrow, but it shouldn't be too bad. I have felt worse.
I did feel guilty the evening after the Dopey stuff ended when I saw plenty of people shuffling and having trouble getting in and out of the shuttle buses and on stairs at Downtown Disney. I wasn't sore. Should I have been sore? Crippled? I can say that I was dog tired. I still am today. I want to take a nap all the time and I have even found myself getting loopy tired in the car as I am driving home and I have to guzzle a bunch of water to have to go to the bathroom to stay alert. And I'm getting 6+ hours of sleep a night. I guess I need more sleep than I thought.
The only place that I was sore after the race was my left foot. On the bus back to the resort after the marathon, I was doing some ankle rolls and and ankle and toe flexes and found my left foot to be sore and tight. After I found some food and got back to the resort room, I pulled off my shoes and socks and found this…
How in the heck did that happe…..oh, wait….DANG!!! I forgot that the day before when I was in Epcot at the aquarium watching a dolphin demonstration that some goofball kid was swinging on a railing between to levels on the observation deck and swung through and landed on my left foot. At the time, it hurt like hell and I yelled when it happened. The kid, nor the parent, said anything and I just kept on moving. After riding Test Track and having a beer at the Biergarten in the Germany pavilion, I had forgotten about my foot. What is really sad is that I cannot find this beer in Houston.
I had a tough CrossFit workout my first day back that involved LOTS of running and squats but I got through it. I have taught two spin classes this week and they were tough, but I got through it. The run today was good, but I stuck with a run/walk interval. I don't want to wear the machine down because it still has to go out there and perform.
I still have to run for Josh.
I can see that there are about 50 people that are reading my blog posts each time I slap one up. All it would take is for each person to go to this link...
and make a $25.00 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for me to hit a base goal of fundraising for Josh. I really want to go beyond $2,000.00 and be able to help him and his family, as well as the research doctors LLS supports here in the Texas Medical Center. I wouldn't do all of these stupid human tricks just for kicks. I do them for others.
Help me help Josh.