Mine seem to be broken
Went out for my 28 minutes of week 8 day 2. During the warm up walk I thought hmmmm, something isn't quite right here...not pain, but a definite niggle.
I managed about 10 steps of running before I went back to a walk. It felt like someone was corkscrewing into the insides of my calves. Ow ow ouch!
Usually I run on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Calves were niggly on Tuesday still so I gave myself an extra rest day and went out on Wednesday instead, when I ran the Parkrun route with the uphill bit. They hummed after that, but felt okay yesterday morning when I went to work. I did a 10 hour shift in the recovery ward which doesn't involve any sitting down, and quite a lot of to-ing and fro-ing pushing beds. With patients in. Walked home- no problem. But this morning when I tried to run.... Erm, no Ta, obvs not a good idea so I just did a brisk 20 minute walk instead. What can I do, when my rest-days have to involve work??
Anyway feel a bit despondent now. I have to go to work tomorrow too this week. I'm not even going to consider running until next week so it's a bit of a setback, but never mind. Speedy husband reminds me of how he had terrible shin-splints before the Brighton Marathon a few years back, and how he just ran with them rather than lose his place and was plagued with them for a year afterwards. A friend's turned out to be proper stress fractures when she ignored them, and she ended up literally on the couch for 8 weeks eating Maltesers and wearing surgical moon-boots. So I will listen to my legs and give them a rest.
What I did do, though, was Laura's Strength and Flex when I got home, so I have a bit of a buzz from that. Looks like Parkrun will have to wait for a couple of weeks until I know what's what.
And... I stood on the scales this morning, and I've dropped nearly 5 kilos. Quite fitting, as I've nearly finished the 5k programme, which I will, just a week or so later than planned, hopefully.
Now, are there any peas left in the freezer, and where's my Kindle?