If you were to compile a list of things to do just days before a marathon, I can guarantee that unless you were compiling said list for someone you loathed, it would not contain the following item:
- Bash your foot off of your friend’s baby gate with enough force to cause swelling and pain every time pressure is applied.
Except that’s exactly what I did yesterday. I have been walking about on it (use it or lose it) and icing it with a chunk of frost from my minuscule freezer (I guess I can say I’ve defrosted part of the freezer as part of my super productive day), and it seems to be getting less painful, particularly in the shoes I’ll be running in.
Still, considering we all fly out tomorrow (!!!!!!!!!!), I had a lot of stuff to get done today. Stop one was the bank to let them know that if, oh I don’t know, a payment went through for a hotel in Paris, PLEASE so not block my card like you did when I went to Australia last! I am assured that everything will run smoothly. I will believe that when I am home.
Step two was groceries, because I am cooking up some killer pasta tonight.
Step three was travel insurance. Essential. Especially since I am such a klutz. I mean, no more than 5 minutes after I left the travel shop with my insurance, did I manage to drop a shopping basket onto my nose. I don’t know how either. Unbelievable. It is currently (hours later) still throbbing. This is how I feel about what I have done to myself in the last 24 hours, which, by the way, are meant to be restful. Relaxing. Sedate. Notice I did not say: self-destructive.
Still, I have managed to not tear a limb from myself so far, and I don’t really need to do anything too dangerous today, like peel a banana or use the toilet unaided, so hopefully I will not have to resort to drastic measures:
In other news, two of our party of three (aside – that totally reminds me of ‘Party of Five’, which I loved) have decided to participate in the Breakfast Run, a 5k on the Saturday morning before the marathon on the Sunday. Runners are encouraged to represent the countries they come from. Luckily, Amazon does next day delivery, so now I have the flag, the tights, and the leotard to assault the eyesight of many with my stars, and stripes, and more stars:
Unfortunately, with all the errand running today I didn’t have time for the yoga class I was going to go to, but that’s maybe a good thing, since yoga and I do not really get along. In fact, my yoga experience can be summed up in one image: