Wednesday, October 20, 2010

back in the saddle baby

i went for my first walk after the half marathon tonight.  my blisters are healed (some are still kind of gross looking, though), and the only pain i have left is this weird spot on my right heel that got rubbed pretty raw by my shoe.  i've been keeping it covered this week, and put a little moleskin over the bandaid tonight before i went out, and that seemed to work fine.  it felt good to be outside for a while.  i only did 2 miles, and it's amazing how short a walk that felt. 

i was listening to elliott smith's XO, as i cruised around the park.  the album has a few waltzes on it, and one came on as i rounded a corner.  the sun was beginning to go down, the light was all reddish and golden, and there were a group of kids rehearsing for a quinceañera.  the waltzes matched up almost perfectly.  it was lovely.  if it weren't such a sad song, i'd have waltz #2 at the wedding for sure.  maybe i still will, who knows!  i might be able to sneak it in as background noise during the reception...

3 comments:

kc said...

one of my fav songs, ever. :) I mean... if everyone is just having a good time at your wedding they may not listen to the lyrics, right? if they just hear the "I'm gonna love you anyhow" they might think it's a sappy love song...ha.

kc said...

also, you sent me on an Elliott Smith bender on youtube... and then I remembered he died 10/21. appropriate time I've spent, then :)

Megan said...

One of the best ways I've heard of for blister prevention is to wear stockings under your socks, so the friction occurs between the stocking and sock, not the sock and your foot!

Another thing you might want to try for faster recovery (runners, including me, do this) is to wear support stockings. Knee high works, though I prefer the full length ones. Happy walking!