Tuesday, March 16, 2010

an update of sorts.

Q. Where have I been?
A. I have not been posting.

I hope this clears everything up.

When things aren't going well, I tend to clam up. Two Saturdays ago (or something like that, it was a Saturday anyway) I tore my soleus (calf muscle) (say it with me now...) A Freaking Gain. Yes. The injury that will not die. I thought I was doing everything right - increasing mileage by 10% or less per week, increasing the long run by 10% or less weekly, and walking 3/4 mile before every run.

Well, it turns out that maybe I wasn't replacing electrolytes well, and I DEFINITELY should not have increased mileage and number of running days at the same time, and oh, all along, I should have been doing or getting calf massage. Oops.

I was about 3 miles into a 5 mile run and luckily Sixto was out on JanTen with his ATV so I was able to get a ride back home and hopefully no do more damage. During this recovery, however, I've realized that the endorphins were masking a good tear and it is taking a LOT longer to recover. But I found a chiro and masseuse and have been getting muscles and bones taken care of. I had my first medicinal run on Monday (run no longer than 3 minutes) and realized I am pretty screwed. I'll try again tomorrow and have resigned myself to using the chiro to finally kick this injury to the curb.

I was thinking about a 10K in Merida on the 21st, but we'll have to see what the soleus has to say about that. In other news, I gave myself two new poses (Ashtanga) and for the first time today, made it through a practice without injuring my back. Only I could injure my back (over and over again) doing Yoga. Ugh. I think the constant attempts at jump throughs did it.

1 comment:

Meg said...

THanks for the comment Kathy and thanks for visiting my blog. I hope your recovery goes quickly!!