My left shoulder had a super sore spot last weekend, so I decided to load the anti-inflammatory on a regular regimen and rest a few days from upper body weight training. I needed to beef up the running and the beginning of the week called for temps 96 degrees and above. I tried running Monday and Wednesday morning at 5:00 a.m. and wow was that challenging...Monday night I ran after work and did a few miles at a time, with a walk break in between.
Thursday I finally felt no soreness so I went to the gym and got in a decent upper body weight session and felt great, so hopefully whatever was irritated in there will stop being cranky. I actually dusted the cob webs off my elliptical in my garage and did 25 minutes on it instead of running that night because it was pouring rain and I just didn't feel like treadmill running.
I also have a spot on my left calf that keeps getting irritated when I run. I have been living in compression socks when I am not running, and it felt better when I was on my regimen of Diclofenac Sodium earlier this week, but the irritation returned after Saturdays 10K.
Sunday morning I did my trail loop and I felt pretty good until the last mile, then the tugging in that one little spot on my calf that's making me crazy started.
|The liter of water feels heavy on my back, but I sure do feel better hydrating|
|Usually the trails are about 2 inches thick w/leaves|
May 3rd was my last long run, a 10 miler, and I am starting to worry my body has forgotten how to survive a long run. I want my calf to heal up though, so I may hit the weights hard and take a few days off from running this coming week.
Happy trails to all of you :)
Cheers to trying to survive and not end up injured.
Tell me anything you want! Ever changed jobs because of your own personal misery? or tried to change your workout routine? time of day? loved or hated it?