Thursday, November 3, 2011

Injuries suck...

As planned yesterday, I did go on a short and slow (veeery slow) run today. And even though I alternated running and walking and ran only 2 miles, I still have a pretty bad pain in my right calf. Actually, it was not so bad during the run (otherwise I would have stopped) but now, a couple hours later, it is pretty bad. So I went online and found that apart from rest and ice, most people use calf sleeves and compression socks, and it seems to work really well (and it also relieves shin splints, which I get a lot of). So tomorrow, we will go to our favorite running store and get my some of those. It's great, because it gives me a little hope that I will be able to run again before 2012 !

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Two weeks. I haven't been able to run for 2 weeks. It feels like 2 months. I used to think of some of the runs as a chore, but now I am at that point where I miss running. I really do.

The pain is almost gone from my calf, but not completely, so I will try to go for a very gentle run / walk tomorrow. I tried to rest as much as I could during those 2 weeks but I still did a fair amount of walking (I usually do), and I also went to the gym a couple times to keep my muscles in shape (lifting weights and biking).  It is really frustrating to sit here not able to run and see the days go by and the start of the training plan getting closer and closer. It starts next week and I should be running 15 miles. I probably won't be running that much, but I am excited to start running again tomorrow. And to get back in the grove, I planned a nice long workout at the gym tonight, followed by a nice long sit in the hot tub.