Friday, July 15, 2016

Not quitting on my 5K

The calf strain I've been struggling with put a wrinkle in my 5K training plans. I had a small setback 3 weeks ago when I re-injured my calf climbing up stairs. (Not very glamorous. I missed a step and came down hard on my injured calf. Damn it!)

Rest, ice, ibuprofen, and massage have helped somewhat, (huge props to massage therapist Sarah Haase at Shanti Bodyworks), but it has taken a little while to recover. It's been a month now since the initial injury, and I still feel tightness but no pain. My pal Nikki took a break from running as well, and we've made a plan to get back at it soon.

Meanwhile, I'm still riding, albeit slowly. This wasn't my plan going in to the summer, but I'm not going to let it completely derail me. I still have squad goals. Yassss.

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