>Racing>Final Marathon Complication
Race tomorrow. Have been sick with a fever twice in the last 16-17 days. To add injury to illness, I was hugging my freshman last night after he ran a brilliant 2-mile and he stepped hard on my big toe. With a spike. Last night I bled through the sock and shoe. This morning it's not bleeding, but it's a bit raw and red all around.
But I can't be too upset. Hard to stop smiling, actually. He and his older brother both ran beautiful, PR races last night in the same race, and I have to say they inspire me to go out and give it my best in the morning.
We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.
Good luck, Joe!
Good luck, Toe! I mean Joe!
I mean toe...
Joe, think of it this way: you can be the next Curt Schilling, putting on your most heroic performance ever while wearing a bloody sock.
Good luck Joe!
Interval Junkie --Nobby
Best of luck, joe. Just remember, the toe really won't feel so bad when the rest of your body is writhing in agony around mile 22. So there's that to look forward to.
2015 Goals: Chicago Marathon PR
Current Status 04/23: Having a good time running with grumps
Good luck, both toe and Joe. :-)
5k - 20:56 (09/12), 7k - 28:40 (11/12), 10k trial - 43:08 (03/13), 42:05 (05/13), FM - 3:09:28 (05/13), HM - 1:28:20 (05/14), Failed 10K trial - 6:10/mi for 4mi (08/14), FM - 3:03 (09/14)
Odds are you'll forget about the toe and the fever for a few hours in the morning at least. Good luck - I'll be watching/cheering for you!
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.
2:53:00 and 2AG!! Big congrats, Joe!
(Hope I'm allowed to report for you.)
old woman w/hobby
Wow! Way to go Joe!
OCD If you don't laugh...
Hey, thanks everyone!! This was a very nice surprise to get all your well wishes and congrats this evening when I logged in.
It was WINDY out there today! I was very grateful to put together a pretty good race. (And my big toe seems none the worse for the wear, either).
Of course, and thank you, LL!
Congrats, Joe. 2:53--nice.
Nice going, Joe! Busted up toe, illness, and still a 2:53. Impressive.