I wish I was about to announce that my leg flare was a figment of my imagination but sadly…I am not. It’s still sore and I’m walking around like a sad panda wishing it wasn’t the case. BUT…I’m hopeful that this is a short-term injury and nothing anywhere near as tragic as the initial flare was once upon a time. I’m going to see someone later this week that will hopefully be able to offer some insight into cause and how we can work to eliminate the cause. I have my suspicions but we’ll wait and see. For now, no running, and modify anything that brings pain until it eases.
I was able to do my workout last night with no pain so that’s definitely a positive sign. I modified just slightly, more out of precaution than anything else. When I had my Graston treatment right after, she said things didn’t feel too bad and my calf had never felt so good (?!). She may have been a bit delirious given that I went straight to the appointment after the gym and my deodorant had failed about an hour earlier.
I find stuff like this affects me so much more mentally than physically. I can deal with pain (and to be fair, all I’m feeling is a dull ache…but having been at the extreme end of the spectrum with this particular injury, I know what’s just around the corner if I get careless), but the mental side of injury is a struggle for me. I want to do more, I crave more and here I am, not able to move forward. BUT…this is only temporary. I have to keep reminding myself of that. I was able to get 37 decent weeks of pain-free running during my pregnancy with the Little Lady so there’s hope.
In the meantime, I will foam roll the crap out of my leg, track my pain points and await some answers.
I will also get very giddy and excited when deliveries such as this arrive at my door:
That sound you’re hearing now is my lameness factor increasing exponentially.
We order our vitamins and a few other products I like (that are cheaper) from Vitacost a few times a year. Flat rate shipping and a billion healthy options to choose from. I love it. And the fact that it’s very near one-stop shopping for products that I use and can’t always find locally (or come at a hefty price if I do), this is awesome.
I’m also excited about my new aeropress. My goodness, how did I survive a day without one?! People…huddle up…because this is seriously the best coffee making device on the planet. I cannot make decent coffee to save me (ask anyone…my coffee is not the highlight of anyone’s day) and this coffee comes out amazing. The only downside is that I want to drink coffee all day. ALL DAY! When I go to bed at night, I think of morning coffee. Probably not the best thing for someone who is trying to keep the coffee consumption down.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Stay warm