Well, I’ve been meaning to update, but this has been a crazy week. Then the following message kicked me in the butt:
“How are things looking for your marathon?
Must have blog update!”
Well, in a word – crappy!
Reaching back a few posts ago, I pulled my calf (or something along those lines). That was the key to take a week off. So ten days later, I went out for a shuffle. It still didn’t feel right, so I stayed off of it more. This past Tuesday I went out for another shuffle and the same results.
Day to day activities and I can’t feel anything “off” in my calf. The first 3/4 mile on Tuesday’s shuffle was at 11:30 pace and everything felt just fine. Then the twinge. I stopped immediately and walked back. I did try to shuffle a bit more, but the twinge was still there. I could feel it the rest of the day.
I’ve been rolling, stretching and massaging all of the muscles throughout the calf and quads. It’s definitely looser, but not there yet. I’ve got seven days until the marathon, but I think I may be walking the 1/2 with Goddess and my sister. No sense in doing real damage and further extending my down time.
But I’ve also got a bit of hope that I’ll feel fine by mid-week and be able to run on Saturday.