Monday, February 2, 2009


Well I'm not sure what I did but my calves are sore. Like really sore. To the point that I am worried they are injured again. And I'm not even sure what caused it. But I have a feeling this is the culprit.

The picture doesn't show the full staircase. I came across this on my run and it was one of four wooden staircases that made up part of my run (in either direction). This was the biggest and I did my best to sprint to the top. I didn't make it. My quads were screaming and I had to walk the last bit. I ran the few miles home though and felt fine. 6.5 miles total with most of it being on trail.

View from the top of the stairs.

After a 50 min swim we headed out to meet a bunch of friends to watch the UFC fights. My quads were sore but I didn't feel too bad. When I got home and got into bed I knew I had a problem, but it wasn't my quads that were the issue, it was my calves.

Sunday morning I could barely walk, but luckily I had a massage booked for that afternoon. I managed 40 mins on the trainer which was fine for my legs but which made me feel queasy from what may have been one beer to many on Saturday night (and I didn't drink that much). The massage did help, but not enough. My calves barely feel any better today.

And top of that I seem to have twisted something inmy lower leg which I know was a result of my funny walking style. I just tried the trainer and that is now not happening either. I guess there will be some swimming in the next few days, including this evening.

I have a happy husband. This was his purchase today. 2008 Specialized Tarmac.


John said...

Oh, man, those stairs look hard! Makes my legs hurt just looking at them. Hope you're feeling better.

jen said...

Damn, look at those stairs! Great view from the top though. :)

That bike is sweet!

I have had some calf issues in the past, so I know how you feel. I have really unoriginal advice: rest and ice and massage. Did you say you have a foam roller? Some gentle self-massage will help. But mostly just don't run again till you're feeling better. You want to be able to walk around normally! :P

Have a great weekend.