MONDAY: Since my leg was still sore from my Sunday run I decided to just use this day as a stretching day. I used my roller from Medi-dyne and tried to work out what I am calling a knot in my calf muscle. It felt really good and after the stretching and rolling I felt no pain. What was real nice is someone from Medi-dyne even reached out to me to see if I was okay and if I had the roller already. Once again class act move from a class act company to go out of their way to make sure I am healing properly.
TUESDAY: This is when I first got the itch to run, but I was able to hold it off with a nice chest workout at the gym. It has been a real long time since I went that hard at the gym and when I left I felt so good.
WEDNESDAY: All day at work I just kept thinking I need to run, but I kept saying "it's still to early to test out the leg". When I got home from work I was really getting the itch so I decided to take my dog Kia for a walk. If I had any hopes of running I knew her lazy ass would hold them back. She can go for about a mile then feels the need to lay down and take a rest, she is not a runner by any means.
|This is me telling her we would be going for a walk. She gets so excited when she hears that.|
|so excited for what turned into a 1 mile walk before she called it quits|
|I think I will stay here for the rest of the night|
THURSDAY: After work my wife and I had to go do a final walk through of the house we are buying. Ya I haven't said much but we have our closing on Monday June 15th. I am pretty excited and the house is perfect. It has a huge fenced in yard so that Kia can go run around and tire herself out. I am going to miss my apartment but I am happy to be moving into a much bigger space. The house is in Verona and it also means I am closer to work and all of the running trails I like to hit up.
FRIDAY: After work I decided maybe I could just try a short 2 mile run and see how I feel. I started out slow and did my first mile at 9:08. As soon as I turned around to head back to my car I felt my calf muscles tighten up and I knew I wasn't going to be able to push it any harder. I decided to walk and do short intervals of jogging back to the car. As soon as I got home I rolled out the muscle and it felt good, but I was pissed because it wasn't healing up yet.
SATURDAY: Since I couldn't run I helped my friend do some landscaping and I think it may have even helped loosen up my calf muscle. I cant say for sure since I didn't run on it though. Saturday night my wife and I had a wedding to attend and I knew no one, so what else was there to do but throw back some beers and drink my misery away. Here is a pic of me and my wife at the wedding. I know what you are thinking... that Shaun sure cleans up pretty nice. You are absolutely right!!!
This week coming up I plan on taking it off again from running and will continue to hit the gym hard. If I get the urge to run I will just take my lazy friend Kia for a walk. Like I said if you get the urge to run just find a lazy friend and they will hold you back. I will test the leg out on Friday and if it feels okay then I plan on running a 5K on Saturday, but I will not make it a priority. I have bigger goals and don't want to risk a further injury.
How was your week?
How do you cope with being injured and wanting to run?