Another week down and July is quickly coming to a close. My week started off tired and I felt sluggish. I began with three miles at the base track which seemed more of a chore than fun. I love getting a quick run in at lunch ~ it’s a nice break-up of the day. When I come back to the office I’m ready for the rest of the day. I had to run/walk these miles, I admit. I was just tired. While running I began to feel a slight pull in my left calf increasing. I’ve been feeling this for a while, nothing serious until….Thursday.
I started my Thursday run normally, meaning no pains or aches and went the normal neighborhood route. Two miles in and a couple of hills later my calf said “oh no you don’t”. I had just passed a couple walking on the road when the pain began and I stopped shortly thereafter to regroup. You want to know what was going through my mind? Sure you do, I thought…..the couple probably thought I had to stop because the hill was too much for me. I guess in retrospect it was because my calf was hurting and I…uh stopped. I know…yes I know…sigh. I walked a few hundred yards then picked it back up. It only hurt when stopped and I was able to finish my run. I paid for it when I got home:)
Sunday was a better day. Took the bike out and increased my mileage to 20.38. I felt good and pace average was 4:46. It was a beautiful day on the bike trail and everyone was out taking advantage of the morning. Total mileage = 28.23 for the week. I appreciate every step on the pavement and every rotation of the pedal, the pain is only temporary and hurts, at times, when I stop. Happy Miles to You.