Sunday, November 05, 2006

Photos Again

I had another look at that photo web site. If you click on zoom, you get a bigger image. Who would have thought it?

I feel fully recovered from the marathon, but won’t run another step for one more week, as promised. Most people recommend a break once every year, and it suits me fine to have it right now. I don’t even have that old twinge in the hamstring any more. It looks like the shock of running a marathon has cured it, but I don’t think I’ll be able to patent that particular therapy. The pain in my right quads has returned as bad as ever. Well, yesterday it was really bad in the evening; today I can hardly feel a thing, but I doubt this is the last you’ll hear about it.

Every morning I get up and see the frost outside the window, and I’m glad I don’t have to be out there in the cold. I guess in one week’s time my desire to run will be stronger than the cold outside, but until then I’ll sit snuck beside the warm radiator.

I did have to do some running for the train on Friday. The train station's car park was full and I had to park at a supermarket across town and run back towards the train station. I hadn’t intended to break my running-fast this way, but I made the train just in time.

After a mad week of travelling, we’re all safe and sound back in Caragh Lake. I have no intentions of leaving for Dublin again any time soon, except that my precious lady-wife has already agreed to drive back up four weeks from now for an evening of Sound of Music, which her mum is producing as a theatre play in her school at the moment. I allegedly agreed to come with her at some stage, which I very much doubt, because I despise that particular play/film/musical with a passion. Knowing Niamh and me, I’ll lose out again.

And as for the last two images, that’s my left foot and its glorious blood blister five days after the marathon. If it puts you off your breakfast cereal, I apologise. Blame Michelle. She asked for it. Literally. Twice.

18 comments:

  1. Man, you've got to email that blister pic to Michelle. Can you zoom in a bit more for us? That's ugly. You win the prize!

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  2. Great to imagine yourself looking for more pictures so many times, is the proud that drives you!
    Continue enjoying your recover!

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  3. great finisher photo!!!

    as for the blister? That looks REALLY, insanely, familiar.

    Rest well!

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  4. Nice one Thomas! That's big and gnarly. Kind of like a badge of honor isn't it?

    Cracks me up to think you'll be at the Sound of Music - and I know you will be because you are a good husband. Remember, once in a while we have to pay for our running in a non-running way...

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  5. That's one ugly blood blister Thomas. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your recovery. If you think of it, sneek your MP3 player into the theater and make up your musical.

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  6. That's one for the RBF Gore of Fame! Enjoy your rest!

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  7. Wow!
    You ran a marathon with that?
    Ugly.
    But I like seeing a picture of it :)
    Enjoy your well desevered rest Thomas.

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  8. Lord Jesus christ,Thats one serious blister......

    My 2 big toe nails are black and will fall off..

    Excellent marathon by the way.Enjoy the break
    Ger
    Gersrunning

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  9. WOw -that's quite the blister. That finishing photo is definelty needing to be framed and hung on your wall!

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  10. that blister is totally gross. I haven't seen anything that bad.....yuck! Nice job giving yourself a full two weeks off, you totally deserve it.

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  11. What a great finishing photo, that definitely deserves to be framed - - As do the blister photo! Ouch!!

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  12. Yowser, what a blister! I'll take you into my Family:) Great report (you can say I am delayed), and congrats again on a perfectly amazing race!

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  13. I thought phil's missing toe nail after the marathon was a pretty nasty war wound but first prize goes to your blood blister!

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  14. Can you send us a picture of your foot to go along with that blister?!

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  15. Thomas! Congratulations on that finish. Terrific! The blister was worth it. :)

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  16. Argh..blood blister..never seen thta before. :0

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  17. Wow congrats on the awesome time and great finish.

    That blister looks awful.

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