Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jacked up calf?????

Man! This sucks. I woke up yesterday with my calf hurting. I thought it was some stiffness from my run. I focused on it while stretching before my Stroller Strides class. During class, we did a little running and it was really bothering me. I stretched it whenever I could. I thought it would loosen up, but it never did.

Last night I tried working it with the Stick and then icing it. Today it still hurts. I skipped my run this morning to give it a break. I iced it a bit this afternoon and now I have it wrapped in an ace bandage for compression.

I hope I didn't overdo it on Sunday. I sure hope it gets better before next Sunday. Is there anything other than the R.I.C.E. that I can do??


AZReam said...

RECOVERICE - for cooling and compression, without the need for refrigeration

Alissa said...

Maybe it is the result of a cramp? I know if I wake up with a Charlie horse, my calf will be sore for days after. Sometimes those can be caused by some kind of dietary deficiency. You could try eating some bananas and making sure to take a vitamin. BTW I sent you an email off-blog. Let me know if you did not get it :)

tamara said...

Hope you are feeling better by now!!

RunnerMom said...

Wow! That's scary so close to the race. I hope the compression, ice, etc. are all helping.


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