I had a very painful run today. It was interval day and about half way through I had to stop…the pain was unbearable for me to keep at my speed and walking during my ‘rest intervals’ was beginning to get hard. I felt bad, but I refused to hurt myself too so I decided to stop and lifted some weights instead. After a few internet searches and a consult from Albert I’ve come to find out I have tight calves. Yes, my meaty legs are tight…but I digress.
I’m having some severe calf pain…upper calf pain, dull aching inner muscle calf pain that is exacerbated when (1) I run and (2) when I walk downstairs. It is all very odd considering I typically have problems with shin splints not my calves. I hope I can remedy it with some ice, naproxen, and a few tools recommended by Albert. The good news is he didn’t tell me to stop running (is that good news? I donno…I’m torn) but to stop with speed work and to have flat easy runs. That I can do! A prescription for success if I do say so myself. Now if that running store down the street would just open so that I could get a massage stick I would be good to go.
Although I’m tempted to just rest and fill the remainder of my birthday week with relaxation, some Pilates, some good food and maybe a couple dog-walks. My mom gets in town on Thursday so I’m going to try to wake up that AM and get a short flat run in…say 2-3 miles if I feel good. I may skip the long run this weekend as it is blasted hot here and well…I’ve got company.
I hope to get some good shopping done this weekend. Our walls are still in dire need of some decoration. I’m hopeful that a couple of antique stores and maybe some estate sales can get us all set. Unfortunately I’m having a hard time finding the wall mounted shelves I so desire, so I may have to just bite the bullet and get them from Pottery Barn.
That’s all for now. I’m all full and satisfied from a wonderful birthday dinner at Mon Ami Gabi with mon ami Amy (my friend Amy for those who don’t speak French)…good times…now it is time for bed.