Yep. You read it right. I went for a trial run today.
You’re probably thinking I’m crazy and I have to admit, I’m wondering if I am….
I’ve had two songs going through my head the last couple of days:
I Feel Good by James Brown
Is It All In My Head? by Nelly
Let us review, shall we?
Two weeks ago, I pulled a muscle in my leg. It hurt a little. I rubbed it. I went for a run the next day.
Big mistake. Later that day I was in excruciating pain. The pain lasted for 6 more days. It kept me from doing anything. I didn’t run, I didn’t elliptical, I didn’t do my butt exercises… nothing.
Finally, on Thursday, 8 days after the injury, I succumbed to the little brown pills. And, oh my gosh, did I feel better! Except….
the swelling had taken over my whole calf and ankle. I had no pain, but I had extreme pressure from the swelling, and I felt like I had no circulation in that area.
I continued to take the ibuprofen, apply R.I.C.E. therapy and elevate it, and still discontinued to exercise.
Two days later…..
NO PAIN! NO SWELLING!
I kid you not.
So I braved a short run today. I took short strides, and stayed very loose, and focused on my leg, waiting for any kind of pain or tightness to occur.
Towards the end of my 1.5 mile run, I could feel some tightness. I continued running since I was so close to home, then walked it off for a while.
I left my compression pants on. (thanks for the idea Abby and Agg! ..) for an hour or so while I did some soft stretches and cooled down. And now – I feel fantastic!
What the heck?
I’ve come to one conclusion. Some higher authority knew that I was trying to gain the 6 pounds back that I lost a few months ago. (Who knew cutting back my runs to two or three times a week would actually make me lose weight???) So of course I thought the best way would be to add a few extra scoops to my ice cream bowl, but obviously that wasn’t working very well, so a virtual bat was swung at my leg. That was the ticket! I gained back the six pounds, and now
I FEEL GOOD! dadadadadadada I knew that I would now….