Middle of the pack trail and road runner, mostly doing half-marathon to ultramarathon distances. Hoping others realize they too can run farther than they think they can! It's not about speed, but dedication and enjoyment of being outside!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
So this is what my legs looked like after 8 days. May not look that bad - but I was absolutely miserable. Walking up and down stairs was unbearable - clenching my fists and tensing up my whole body did little to help. My ankles were the worst, just above where my shoe ended. Of course - the outside part of my leg had it the most, but I also ended up with the rash on the inside of my lower legs too. It is just now getting to the point where I can consider running again and I am wondering how much I will have lost after not doing Anything for 11 days. Granted, my last run was 31+ miles...we'll see soon. I am choosing to test it all out on Thursday and am hoping for the best. Plan for next trail run (where poison ivy is known/unknown): gaiters, compression socks, running tights, some lotion/block - any or all of them. I do Not want to go thru this again!