I don’t have a whole lot to say about this half except I got a big blister at mile 2 and the whole entire rest of the race sucked big time. Over the last five years I’ve tried every possible combination of every imaginable blister preventive measure and nothing stops my left arch from blistering. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t and I never know why. I pouted from mile 2 through mile 13 and it made for a very long race. My legs were also tired from leg torture on Thursday, and that didn’t help, but they were strong and my cardio was strong and I was pissed that I couldn’t run faster. Finish time: 2:24 – don’t know my spilts yet.
You would think that after FIVE YEARS OF HAVING THE SAME BLISTER IN THE SAME PLACE my foot might be callused or scared in that spot. But no, I’m special and I get to have the same stinking blister FOREVER. Now, I’ve just got to figure out how to make this thing go away by next Sunday so I can be done with crazy part 2. And I will be, healed or unhealed.
On a positive note, I wore my NY marathon race shirt as inspiration and several people congratulated me. At mile one someone running the other direction said to someone “did you see that girl in orange shirt, she ran the NY marathon” and I thought to myself “yes that girl did!” Around mile 9 a cyclist going by nearly knocked over a few runners to open her jacket to show me her NY marathon shirt. It was funny.
Here are a few pictures my friend Linda, aka “The Devil”, who ran the 5k, took as I finished. Sorry if the blazing white skin hurts your eyes, I hear vampire is really in this year and I totally want to be in fashion. It’s the little things that count.