Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ouchy!

I made it to the finish line! There will be a two day race report to come but I wanted to let everyone know that I'm alive. Thanks for all the comments of encouragement and for all the new friends who dropped by to wish me luck. I dug into all your cheers and kind words when I hit mile 16 and needed to stop cursing the world.

I'm home with two thrashed legs and an unhappy knee. The worse ouch of the weekend came yesterday evening after getting off the plane. My mouth exploded with pain and I rushed in for an emergency root canal this afternoon (thus the delayed race write-up). I'm hoping to finally get a normal night's sleep tonight. Kona Dog is bursting with energy and could use a well recovered human.

More to come. . .

13 comments:

mayziegal said...

Whoa! You musta ran super hard to gives yourself a MOUTH ouchie! I'm ever so proud you made it to the end of the race and I just can't wait to hear all about it!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

LauraK said...

Goodness! You poor thing! As if running a marathon wasn't enough torture- why not add a root canal to top it off!

I'm so excited for you that you finished- what an accomplishment. Definitely looking forward to hearing about it, but in the meantime- sleep well and heal quickly! Make sure that Kona gives you lots of kisses :)

KB said...

First, congrats on finishing! I can imagine how sore your legs are but that's well-earned soreness!

As for the mouth, what absolutely terrible luck. I'm glad that the root canal is over, and you can start to recover.

After I did marathons, a very long time ago, people told me to walk downstairs backwards to avoid so much leg pain. I can't remember if it worked... but it definitely won't help the mouth pain :)

Get better!

Priscilla said...

Eek!! That sounds horrible!!!

Although I'm sure running to the finish line was sooo worth it!!!

Well done, AC! Time for Kona to make you feel better!

Sara said...

Congratulations! I've been reading Fatty's posts, and waiting to hear your personal experience of the event.

Sorry about your teeth. That sucks. The other pain, well I guess you earned it :) If people see you limping you brag, "Well, I just ran the NYC marathon!"

Heal up fast.

Dawn said...

You rock!

Diana said...

Congrats on your success!! Ive been reading The Fat cyclist blog to try and see what was going on. I hope you feel better soon. Diana

MurphyDog said...

ouch! a marathon hurts enough by itself...but add having a root canal to that? That's just not fair!

congratulations on the race...can't wait to read hour your adventure went. Bet Kona was super happy to have you back!

Murphydog's Mom

Kathy said...

OMG so sorry about the root canal....that does not sound like a good way to finish up that weekend.....BUT HOW EXCITING that you finished and you made it and it sounds so exciting, I can not wait to hear about it once you get rested up!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristine said...

Congratulations on making it to the finish line. That is one killer achievement!

I hope your mouth feels better soon. Not the best way to end so much excitement, eh? Take it easy.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Congrats! I've been looking for your post, and I'm excited to hear how it went. Root canals always strike at the worst times...

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear about the tooth. That sucks beyond all measure.

Oscar the Indefatigable said...

Congratulations! My human and I can't believe you ran a marathon...we've been sitting around for weeks studying for exams (I've been helping a lot).

Sorry about your tooth. :(

Love, Oscar and the gang