What I lack in physical flexibility (seriously, you should see me do yoga…), I more than make up for with my ability to fly by the seat of my pants. And that’s a good thing when you have no idea what the path from Point A to Point B is going to entail.
Right now, I can’t run. I bought new shoes today and the simple jogs taken in the store were enough to piss off my calf. On the bright side, though, I did try on every minimalist pair they had and came home with 3 potential pairs of shoes. (Also, I’m very thankful for Road Runner Sports’ VIP return policy. Whichever shoe doesn’t work is going back. Heck, at the rate I’ve been going, they all might go back.)
When I can run again (and I will run again), I’ve scaled back my plan. 45-50 miles a week for two more weeks before a taper will be enough. Sure, it won’t make running 5 halves *easy*. But it will be enough to make it possible. I’d rather be undertrained and have to go slow with some walking than be overtrained or injured.
Until then, I’m spending time with some close friends: my newly purchased Stick, compression socks and sleeves, and possibly my chiropractor. (And yes, Dad, as promised, I’m not running today.)
Stay tuned for some reviews of some really pretty new shoes and some “you won’t lose me in a snowstorm” sleeves!
8 thoughts on “Flexibility”
Those are some bright sleeves! Hope you find some shoes that work for you!
Seriously try massaging in some topical magnesium on that ornery calf. It worked like a charm for me pre-MCM.
Hope you find a pair that works for you! Finding the right shoe is so important! It’s good that you know what works and doesn’t work 🙂
lady I hope like heck you feel amazing from now until the first race and then the emotion of simply doing something so fun carries you all the way through!
I don’t understand. You bought shoes that pissed your calf off?
Sorry you are still on the DL…you’re doing all the right things. Interested to see which shoes you got!
“I’d rather be undertrained and have to go slow with some walking than be overtrained or injured.” I’m pinning this to my forehead. Such wise words!
Running five halves was never going to be easy. And then you add to the challenge by getting an injury! Good luck with the new program.