May 31, 2010
Goonies never quit! Shannon
As I'm walking along I looked down at my hands and they were white. White? They should be pink or red, but no they are white. I tried to make a fist and it hurt. I looked at my left hand and my rings were looking a little tight. I apparently was retaining way too much water. HHHHMMMM
Well thankfully by the time I started stressing out about this, I was almost done. I came up out of the single track to a road - looked left and right because there were no ribbons or arrows and spotted to my right some tents and thought, that must be the place to go! So I walked to the finish as there was absolutely nothing left in the reserves.
I was so happy to see Ken there as he was getting ready to leave and offered me a ride back to the school. YEAH! I didn't have to wait for the bus. I was so grateful because all I wanted to do was go home! However, when I got back to the school I saw Diane Forrest and that made me feel better.
I discovered that there were free massages happening, and because it took me SSSOOOOO long to finish (6 hrs) there wasn't much of a wait. So I put my name on the list. I am so glad I did. I asked her to work on my hip flexors and apparently she was putting so much pressure on them that she ended up pulling something in her shoulders. So my butt broke the massage therapist! NICE! But anyways, she was able to work out some of the soreness and I was able to walk normally again. Today on the other hand is a totally different story.
This is what I did after I got home. Lounged on my back porch on the swing with a beer!
Today I am really sore, quads and calves especially. But, I will survive and I have learned a very valuable lesson - never attempt the WS trails again without being properly trained!
Will I do it again, absolutely, I need redemption!