Dead from the waist down by Ed

@ Edinburgh

Five days on since the Marathon and only now am I beginning to return to normal. After the Marathon I went up to the Fountain Spa (Kings Manor) with my Dad. I had 4 swims, 2 sauna visits and 2 jacuzzis.

On Sunday night and Monday, I was numb from the waist down. I can only describe it as vague pain, there was no specific pain, just my entire legs felt like they had been anaesthetised. Monday night, I managed to secure a rub from Leanne. It was horrible, while there is nothing wrong with her technique, it hurt a lot as she gave my hamstrings, calves and thighs a good rub. It ached and I was screaming a lot.

Tuesday, the pain changed. Now rather than being numb all over, I had specific aches and pains, shooting sharply around my body. Feet, ankles, shin, calf, hamstrings, all over. Wednesday, same as Tuesday.

Thursday, things began to ease off, I only felt like I normally do after a rugby game and a 12 hour drinking session. Friday, the pain is less but I am still absolutely knackered, tired. Been in my bed 10pm every night this week.

I am doing my best to rest but with Jack around, that’s hard ;-) I am so looking forward to my holiday and have been eating exactly what I want this week!

I came across these photos of me (on the Internet, some photography company trying to flog you prints of yourself for 20 quid a pop):

Chris and Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Seafield, 5 miles)
Chris and Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Seafield, 5 miles)
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Seafield, 5 miles), Terminator style
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Seafield, 5 miles), Terminator style
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Gosford House, 18 miles)
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Gosford House, 18 miles)
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Musselburgh Race Course, 26 miles)
Ed running the Edinburgh Marathon (Musselburgh Race Course, 26 miles)
Ed finished the Edinburgh Marathon
Ed finished the Edinburgh Marathon