Saturday, January 16, 2010

2 mile walk...

I can't stay sedentary very long. It's not in my nature, and definitely not since becoming an athletically active person.

My calf hurts really bad. I'm doing all the right stuff - heat, ice, compression, rest, light activity, stretching. I even succumbed to taking Iburprofen for the swelling and pain.

Today I went for a 2 mile walk. It hurt. I stretched along the way. The leg would feel better immediately after a stretch but within a few steps went back to hurting.

There are running pains that we sometimes deal with and know they are normal sore muscles or a tight muscle for the day, but this is much different.

I have an appointment on Tuesday with a sports doc... we'll see what comes of that.

I know that by nursing this calf, I'll be better off in the long run.. no pun intended but that worked... I know that just like the shin splints, this will soon be a distant memory. And most of all, it's taught me to train better - more consistently and all the way through.

2 comments:

robison52 said...

Yup, consistency and patience is the key to not getting injuries, or I always preach to others, "baby steps, baby steps!" I pray that your sports doctor will help you heal and recover quickly. I've been running since 1999 and have been very fortunate not to see a sports doctor...shucks I don't even have a sports doctor! It would be interesting to know who your doctor is and what he recommends...who knows, I might need to hire him in the future!!

Coach KBeans said...

I'm debating if I really want to see him. I'm just not a doctor type of person. And I'm feeling better already...

I only thought to see this sports doctor because he is the newest big time sponsor for Calico Racing (which is who I do most of my runs and volunteering with). I'll email you his name and number :o)