I am being silly again. No, scrap that. I think this might confidently be filed under “stupid”. Ever since I started adding hill runs to my routine, my left calf has been a bit sore. And it has been getting worse and whilst I should have taken it easy I have done the opposite. The pain in the calf isn’t limited to just running anymore but I can feel it even just walking or putting weight on the leg. Sometimes it’s worse and other times I can almost forget about it. It’s getting to the point where I find myself googling things like “difference between shin splints and stress fracture” and then ignoring the results when they come out suggesting I might have the latter. Having a stress fracture would mean weeks (!!) off running. I know, I know – if I that’s what it is and I keep running on it, I am really going to bugger it up. Like I said – stupid. So far I am managing with Neurofen gel, tablets and BioFreeze. And large doses of ability to ignore obvious.
To add a whinge to the whine, last week when I was doing my squats I could feel my back go. It does that regularly and when I still got my period this was a monthly occurrence. I kind of assumed that since the ovaries and hormones are still as they were, then maybe that is what’s causing it. But it’s been going on now for almost a week. The back gets very stiff when I sit and it takes a while to straighten it out again when I stand up. The ache extends to the front and I feel like my pelvis is full of little people with ice cream scoops, making balls of my insides. And I think sciatica is taking part in the fun too. On Friday I will be spending 9.5 hours on a plane. Shit. I think that just only hit me now. I will be spending 9 hours 25 minutes sitting down. On a bad back. (With a 4-year old to entertain but that’s a whole other story) I might never walk again..