Saturday, January 4, 2014
Injured Runner On The Slow Road To Recovery
It felt great to be out there. My calf however wasn't a huge fan of the cold temps and the harder surface. Even with the walk for the first half mile, I could feel every step. The run actually felt a little better than the walk. But I came home, strapped on my ice and wore compression for most of the day.
The following day I could still feel it when doing stair steps and occasionally walking, but it was a 'rest' day. (I wound up doing 113 push ups, but that's another blog post some day - I came across this really cool app :) But I did rest the leg.
Today, the plan called for a 40 minute walk. Well, it was still single digit temps, and I didn't even bother to check the wind chill. This girl was staying inside on the treadmill. Mentally I had to push through a few times - boring!! But then I had to remind myself:
The road to recovery sure is a slow one, but I am thankful I'm at least 'on the road' or in today's case 'on the mill'.
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