Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Google search: calf pain

That's how I've started today. My calf muscles hurt so much, I'm back to having to take stairs sideways. Thankfully, several forums on minimalist running have reassured me this is completely normal. They say having a rest day between runs is essential and I should also practise 'chi' walking. I'm not entirely sure what this means, but I think it indicates walking 'mindfully' in order to give my muscles a good stretch. Ice is also recommended. Less than 8 weeks to the Ealing half-marathon. Not sure yet what I'll be running in. Or whether I'll still be able to run at all. Getting to work today should be interesting. I wonder if I can find someone to carry me?

1 comment:

  1. Most of my injuries have come about becaue I was putting in miles I was not ready for for an event coming up. Be careful and if your body says it isn't ready, listen.
    Now, if only I could listen to my own advice, it sounds so sensible!