Friday, May 10, 2013

In the meantime..

I'm still not running.  Trish, the athletic trainer at work taped up my calf on Tuesday with a space correction at the bifurcation of the gastroc heads and an inhibition of the calf overall - and I must say, I started to feel better that night. The medial head was still rock hard, but the tenderness started to abate. My calf is still swollen a bit, but now I can flex my knee entirely and bear weight through it while getting up and down off the floor (I do that many times a day at work) without it feeling like a water balloon.

I miss running. But I have been back on the weight lifting wagon. My week has been filled with DOMS - upper body the beginning of the week, and currently my lower. Squats, lunges and deadlifts are awesome. I've forgotten what it feels like to be strong. 

I said I was going to take 2 weeks off, but - maybe only one. (!) I'm going to try to get out on the bike this weekend, early in the am if it's not raining.

The inhibition tape is flesh colored, at the periphery. Poor, swollen calf..

I'm living vicariously through everyone else's running blog, so thank you all very much!
My next race is in MN June 1st. I'll be excited to run with my sisters!


  1. It's great that you have such a strong understanding of physiology and that you also work with experts. I'm sorry to hear about this continuous problem. It's not fair when those who are willing to go out and work hard to be healthy suffer injuries.

  2. Thanks, ER..the longer I do this (run) the more I understand my patient's desire to get back to ANY sport after injury. All of it is a blessing and opportunity to grow.

  3. Very cool. I need a "personal" personal trainer...


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