2013 Anthem Richmond Marathon 3:59:46
2013 Anthem Richmond Marathon 3:59:46
Top of my foot the week of the race, I got a small blister from a box bumping into my foot last week. It feels like you have to walk around on eggshells when you have EB.
When we first got to NYC I was walking from the bus to the hotel and my bag swung in a clipped the outer right ankle.
This was 3 hours before the race was cancelled. I was so pissed, I had gotten that far without blistering my ankle and then it happened. A quick lance in the hotel released the fluid and taping kept it small. I hope it drys out for next weeks marathon in Richmond.
Right inner ankle still hasn’t healed since August!
This wound has been driving me nuts through my entire training. Just as it gets better it gets reinjured.
The colder weather isn’t helping, socks do not allow the air needed for something to heal correctly.
Hi guys, so Annabel, the twins and I arrived in NYC, check into our room, had a great lunch and spent about 2 hours getting my race number and swag at the event show and then I got a text…”sorry it got cancelled” huh what, but the mayor said…and i was just at the expo…then I walked into the hotel and saw the race director saying that they had reconsidered their decision and it was not postponed, it was cancelled.
Over the last 4 months I have logged over 400 miles of training, lost over 25 lbs to get into marathon shape, and raised over $3,700 for Team Debra which support families who have children born with “Epidermolysis Bullosa…the worst disease you’ve never heard of.” This charity hit home because I am a person born with eB and have struggled my entire live with it and all the issues that come from having the condition.
It is a Huge bummer…ok so not to go against my promise to my supportors, I said I would run a marathon, sure it was the NYC Marathon, but I can’t because of hurricane Sandy, so I jumped on the net and I am registered to run the Anthem Richmond marathon next Saturday in Richmond VA, and I am going to do it in 4 hours…I am ready and I know I can.
So not only is your donation and support getting you a marathon run by Matt Murton, yeah that’s me! It is getting you 2 marathons because I have been guaranteed a slot in the 2013 NYC Marathon and I will be back(said in my terminator voice).
So, a little battered and bruised but now with the desire even stronger to get these 26.2 miles in my rear view. Bright side I got some cool 2012 limited edition NYC Marathon gear
I just hit 400 miles training since June and all in vibram five fingers! I am so stoked!!
It’s always good to have a friend along!
Just checked my stats and since starting to run in Vibram FiveFingers and making the decision to run a marathon, I have trained 383 miles on foot. This doesn’t include the 339 miles of biking I have done since May.
25 lbs lighter than July and feeling better than ever!
MY RIGHT FOOOT AT 18 WEEKS OF TRAINING!
Ok, So if you have been following my story you know that my EB makes the skin on my right foot totally different, you also know that the sole of the foot was skinless when I was born and that I have the skin from my left thigh grafted onto my sole. A 40 year old skin graft is hard and thick, it feels like leather, it has no tread, it peals off when it drys out so you have to keep putting lotion on it to keep it supple like an old saddle. This Am I am getting ready to run 16 miles with my friend Mike and I am sitting here drinking coffee, and filing the rough flaps of skin down from my graft. I am hoping that by doing so the little turned up edges don’t hurt during the run. I actually use to go to doctor that used a dremmil to shave down the rough spots.
This is just another one of those fun challenges that have EB brings to this training for the 2012 ING NYC Marathon…off to stretch!