My better judgment is telling me not to run this morning, which in the present situation of not belonging to a gym or yoga studio, not having a bike or a bowflex means making up for it by doing floor exercises in my living room.
Laying in bed this morning, I stretched out my right leg only to feel this horribly excruciating, searing pain in my calf that lasted about 10 seconds. Kind of like a charlie horse — I think. Although I don’t really remember the last time I had a charlie horse.
At any rate, I don’t think this is the kind of pain you “run through.”
Luckily, there were breakfast things in the house.
Here’s the plan:
200 leg lifts
25 PBs (what the hell happened to Kloe anyway??)
150 pushups (just kidding, like 20, probs)
like 300 calf raises
And, any ideas for shin splint exercises? Aside from the obvious? Thanks.
I was reading back through old posts this morning – incidentally, I created a new category called Stupid F***cking Injuries to document each time and I gripe and moan about some pain I have – and I found this post — in which I gripe and moan about how I’m I’m in pain because I increased my mileage too drastically without doing the proper strength work.
Gah! And now I’ve done it again. How come I never learn? Isn’t a blog supposed to be a good way of tracking your progress and making sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes twice? Maybe this time I’ll learn: you can’t run 30 miles a week without doing strength training.
I am such a reTARD.