Runners forgive me but I have couched, it has been nearly 3 weeks since my last run.
My calf muscle just hasn't been right but I was determined to go for a wee run at least. I bought myself some special black running socks which apparently are good for road running with extra support etc in a sale and was sure these would help. I slathered (I am sure that is the correct term and dosage) Ibuprofen gel on my calf and off I went.
I decided to do B210K as I reasoned if I felt not right I could stop after the first 10 minutes. If I felt ok after the minutes walk I would go onto the next 10 minutes. But I would stop as soon as it felt sore.
My leg was really stiff for the first 5 minutes but once it loosened up it felt like I was flying through minutes 6 - 10. I have so missed this.
The walk was good and I went for the second 10 minute stint. Again my leg was stiff for the first half but I managed okay. The walk was fine so I decided to push on to run 3.
Run 3 was tough, the last half I could feel my legs were tired but I managed to push on to the end. My legs were a smidge wobbly during the walk but I wanted to try the last run.
Run 4 wasn't comfortable and I felt a slight twinge 3 minutes in. I remembered my pain means stop rule and so even though I wanted to push on to the end I made myself gently stop and have my walk cool down.
It wasn't quick, my stiff leg made me run like a constipated penguin for the first few minutes and my leg is freezing with an ice pack wrapped round it, but darn I enjoyed that. Its crazy, I hated running a few months ago and now I am basking in the after glow of having completed a not very good nor impressive run. Now if only I could convince Wifey that I should get a C25K graduate t-shirt.