The frustration with running continues. Im pretty sure I have a calf strain that has progressed to being painful just to walk. As you can imagine this really got in the way with running. I emailed my coach to let him know whats going and asked to adjust workouts accordingly. UGH for injuries.
Tuesday: Tempo miles today. 10 minute at easy pace then 3 miles at race pace (9:30). I got 2 of the 3 miles in then my calf was being ugly and I stopped. Everything else felt a lot better this week except my leg 😦 I did go to the Chiropractor today and got some acupuncture and cold laser on my leg. It actually felt great…for a few hours…then got worse 😦 Someone send me a new working leg please!! Did 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Wednesday: I woke up today to go run and my leg didnt even want to carry the normal weight of my body let alone the running weight so I went back to bed. Im taking supplements from the chiropractor and did 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night and put some KT Tape on my calf.
Thursday: Was going to try to run again today but same song second verse. If I cant bear to walk I cant bear to run. Went to see my physical therapist friend to correct my KT Tape (I never know how to do it right) and iced my leg plus 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. I will heal this leg if its the last thing I do!
Friday: the rest continues. Iced the leg, stretched, foam rolled, whispered sweet nothings to my calf…you know normal stuff like that.
Saturday: test run…literally. schedule was for 8, stretch goal was 5 did 3 with an 11:47 pace. My leg was better but not totally. Mile 2 started with the pain so I headed back home. 90 minute massage later that day which did help but still painful 😦 the saga of pain continues
Sunday: a group of my friends are training for a fun run and invited me for a run today. Luckily they have a nice easy pace which my leg was happy to handle. It was also fun to do a run where my body wasn’t trying to kill me. Plus extra bonus quality time on the road with friends! It was hot as hell though and totally forgot to selfie it!
Monday: normal rest day today and I’m in corpus Christi so you know what that means…treadmill time!!