Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Post- Race Recap…

We were back at the hotel (after the race) by lunch and Crissy hopped in the shower first while Gomer (that’s Lori’s nickname) rolled her leg. I sat on the floor and started to feel a little nauseas, so Crissy hurried and let me get into the bathroom. I was next in line for the shower but could barely stand it because I was cut up and chaffed everywhere! I must have done an awful job applying Body Glide….I blame it on the 4 am wake up time.

Check out my war wounds….They are everywhere!!! I’m sure Big Jon was thrilled to have his scabby, blister covered, limping wife return home.

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After the shower we headed down to have lunch in our hotel, but I couldn’t quite shake the nauseas feeling. I went down anyway, but there was no way I could eat. I ended up heading back to the room before the food even came out.  We decided I probably had too many electrolytes in my system and had to get them all out. I stayed in the bathroom off and on and slept (you were right, Kim…..big nap!) for a good 3 hours or so. The girls walked to a Walgreen’s up the street and got me some Pepto. It made me feel better almost immediately!

Thank goodness. That was an AWFUL 3- 4 hours. I was beginning to wonder if I’d caught a bug or something.  I called Jonathan almost in tears because I felt like dump and was so miserable.

FINALLY after feeling better, we decided to hang out in the lobby for a while before heading to dinner. 

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We were all craving Mexican, so they told us to check out Rosa Mexicana.  We took a cab there…And it was way fancier than expected. We were underdressed and didn’t particularly enjoy the gourmet Mexican food. We really just wanted some cheese dip!!

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We weren’t too sore from the race (our feet were hurting, but that was our only complaint….I had blister issues & Gomer had sore toenails), so we decided to walk the 15 blocks back to our hotel.  Only after I got some ice cream though.  of course we capitalized on some photo ops during the walk back.

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I know it looks like I just got engaged and we are both super excited about it, but really I just spilled ice cream on my shirt.  Crissy was pointing at it and I was trying to cover it up. Haha!!

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We headed back to the hotel for our last night of sleep in South Beach!!  We finally got in bed by 11…..way later than our two previous nights. I know, we are some party animals!!!  Really though, there is nothing like post-race sleep!!


Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

OMG woman. You sure are a trooper! Great recaps of everything. I am glad you mad it through and did it. You should be so proud. I bet seeing Big Jon brought such a happy feeling in your heart. Hope you flaunt that medal some place awesome!! You are a true example of inspiration. Your future kids have such a badass mama!! hehe

C Mae said...

Those are some major rub marks! Ouch!

Kelly Ford said...

SO proud of you and for you! WOOOOHOO!