Oh, Bloggers! Where else, but here, could I leave for all to know, what a Chickybabe puts herself through on the road to Canberra!
Out at 6:30 a.m. (unheard of for me!), rain & mist above the ranges & below in the valleys.....d'lovely! I was carrying 2 raisin loaf sandwiches with Nutella spread, jelly beans, sports drink in one container & 2 de-fizzed cans of "Red Eye" in the other..."Red Eye" this week 'cos it had more caffeine than any of the others! So if I strayed off & got lost somewhere amongst the daisies & cows, I'd survive the day & even the night outdoors!
I missed some of the 1km paint marks I'd put on the road down Macquarie Pass & just went on & on ...jog 1km/walk 1minute; now that I'm home & have taken a look at the piece of paper where I've jotted down how far each mark is, I find that instead of doing 20-21km out & the same back, I'd gone 23 out & the same back...total 46km. That was OK; I was feeling great at halfway & most of the way back, enjoying the rain & the occasional burst of sunshine, until with 15km to go, from running in soaking shorts for so long, what did I feel? Chafing on both inner thighs! I can't tell you how terrible the pain became! Tried walking & it was sheer agony; so I just ran with no walk breaks & eventually, know what? I could feel nothing! No pain at all!
It gets worse though & don't read on unless you have a strong stomach! About 10km to go, looked down & both inner thighs covered in blood & running down to the knees....that's the first & I hope the last time I'll ever feel chafing like it ..trying to wipe the blood away lest I be seen by people in passing cars! Thank God, they're aren't many where I run!
And it still got worse!
After I got home & in the shower!....& that's when I started to cry....big sook! Truly, the burning pain was dreadful; inner thighs look & feel as if they've been cut with a razor blade! ...though I suppose if it hadn't been raining all the time, it may not have happened. I hope the pain goes away soon; right now I can barely walk or sit down for the burning pain....I've truly never felt anything like it.
Total for this week = 84km (Today's run took me 6 & half hours.. down the Pass & all the way back up in the rain & pain!)
Chickybabe is now going to lie down again & probably cry some more.. I'm so sore!