Jay Aftermath

Three days after finishing the Jay Mountain Marathon, I am still enjoying the thrill of finishing. This is despite the presence of “permadirt” on my legs, and lactic acid in my muscles. I am in agony descending stairs. It could take more than a week for my quadricep muscles to fire properly. They are terribly overstimulated and just not working well. So was it worth it? Of course it was!

I plan to retire the trail running shoes that I wore. They are beyond the point of no return. I’m convinced that I have poison ivy (again) despite no visible symptoms. It was everywhere during the bushwhack sections. How could I miss it? I wrote in my previous post that training with a baby around was a challenge. Well, I have been reminded that if you have two or more kids, it gets tougher. I also neglected to acknowledge that in addition to using our Long Trail thru hike in 2005 as preparation, we were also two years younger. I have been told that age is a factor in athletic performance. For now, I am not buying that. Debbie and I are also bound to lose toenails again. Jay is punishment. No question about it. Will we run it again? Time will tell.

Snapfish Slideshow

 Scott and Jennifer Johnson begin the ascent of Jay Peak.

Scott approaches the summit of Jay Peak.

Ernie Lawas at the river crossing near Mile 23.

Livingston Family finish photo.

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