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):