But I noticed something unusual or odd when we got back to the car. My fingers and hands were severely swollen. They were tight and tingly and my fingers looked like sausages! Actually, they looked more like they belonged to Eddie Murphy in the Nutty Professor!
I have had slight hand swelling after a marathon, but never even after a long run or a half marathon. I couldn't get my wedding rings off until the next morning which is weird too, since they are a bit big right now and often are turning. Has anyone ever experienced this? Do you think it was due to my lack of nutrition and hydration? I was covered in salt when I finished and I knew right away I had done a bad job at hydrating - but I couldn't drink on the course with my stomach all crazy.
The sensation was weird and a bit scary. My SIL Suz who is a RN thought maybe something was going on vascular, but she checked my pulse and my blood pressure and everything was in my normal range. My hands were just swollen like crazy! Have any of you experienced this? Do you think it was the lack of salt and nutrition?
My quads were a bit sore yesterday after a long day at work sitting at my desk. I could feel them when I went down the stairs! So I took the day off (I hadn't had a rest day since the Monday before) and just stretched, did my core work and called it a day. Tonight I am going to head out and pick back up in my training schedule. I feel a lot more confident after Sunday's race.
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Happy Tuesday and Happy Running peeps!