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OMG!! My calves have grown!

LYNNIEH
LYNNIEHGraduate
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Today I thought I'd see how I looked in a pair of skinny cropped jeans. Well the waist bit wasn't a problem but getting them over my calves was a right mare! When I eventually got them on, I looked in the mirror behind me and my calves looked like Popeye's arms jammed into them and they were bulging through the material!!!! It was a right struggle getting them off but I was standing there silently laughing my head off! On the plus side, ran W6R3 yesterday and 25 mins non-stop!

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Do you do a lot of leg work at the gym?

LYNNIEH
LYNNIEHGraduate
in reply to Rignold

No I don't go to the gym. Not sure if it's just that they have grown or because I've never properly looked at them before!!!

Rignold
Rignold
in reply to LYNNIEH

lol.

Well, get used to it. Now you're a runner everyone will be ogling your legs. Its an occupational hazard.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Right.... ? Welll you did really well!

Hmm...my legs just got stronger and my calves tighter and leaner ...

LordLuton
LordLutonGraduate

Vive la difference!

jt24
jt24Graduate

I still have most problems at the waist-area but yes, calves seem to become noticeable.

Stretchy denims and materials will be your friend!

I loved seeing and feeling the difference in my legs - who knew I even had muscles!! πŸƒπŸ˜‚

MarkyD
MarkyDGraduate

Congratulations.

But you need to stretch more. If your calves are bulking, that is great but you want it distributed along your leg, not in a tight knot. Stretch daily.

LYNNIEH
LYNNIEHGraduate
in reply to MarkyD

Mmm maybe that's it! Will give that a try!

Isn't it odd how everyone's body is different?! I've now been running fairly consistently for 3 years and can't see any change in my legs at all. Still not muscly, still flabby thighs. Bum moderately higher though, and back boobs a thing of the past!

runmelrun
runmelrunGraduate

My legs are more rugby player then runner!

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