I can't believe it, things were going so well with the running. Then I had my "MonstrousRun" where cramp turned me into a stumbling monster. Then last Monday, after hydrating well,warming up properly etc I set out on Week 4 Run 1 with Sam, full of positivity, and was nearly crippled with cramp and painful knee after about 30 minutes and had to limp the whole way home. I spent the rest of the week on the injury Couch, with my calf muscles hurting all the time and gradually becoming less and less agile, to the extent that by Friday I could hardly get my legs to bend when I got out of bed. Even my triceps were starting to ache.
My calf muscles were sore when touched and painful during the night. As I lay awake I started trying to think what had changed and then wondered if the Vitamin D3 prescribed by my ENT in an attempt to lessen the Tinnitus, which I'd been taking for about 3 weeks , could be the culprit. After some serious midnight googling it seems that too much VitD can cause muscle weakness and bone pain!
Now I know those gremlins can be very ingenious in getting us to stop running, but who'd have thought they would go to such lengths!
Obviously I stopped taking the daily dose, and I've experienced a gradual decline in the aches and pains. Although tempted to run yesterday as I felt fine, I decided to give myself one more day. So this morning I bounded out of bed, got into my running gear ( no faffing as I'd put it all ready the night before) and was warmed up and out the door ready to attempt a gentle run.
I slowed my pace right down and took it gently, just enjoying being out in the fresh air and sunshine. But then my knee started to twinge and then felt tight and it wasn't long before cramp threatened, despite me stopping to stretch and slow down even further. So once again I walked home, head hung low, and totally fed up.
To add insult to injury (as the saying goes) Mr R. had agreed that instead of buying me flowers 🌺 for Valentine's Day we would go to Sweat Shop for gait analysis and a pair of new running shoes. Hardly seems worth it now, as I won't be able to run on the treadmill, and I'm starting to wonder if my running days are over.
Totally fed up with the situation, and it just so happens I have an appointment with my ENT consultant this afternoon...
(On the plus side, A bouquet of 🌹 has just been delivered, as Mr R had already decided to get me flowers as well. )