I was feeling so hopeful about my stupid jacked up calf. I took some time off, got some rehab on it, waited until there was zero pain for more than a day and ran on it — and it was fine.
I ran a very easy 4.5 miles on Saturday on dirt trails. No issues.
Took Sunday off for travel, and taught spin on Monday, no issues.
On Tuesday, I ran 7 miles and felt great (though painfully out of shape).
So I had planned to run 10 this morning, but at mile 5.5, I got that weird tightening in my lower calf/achilles again, and it started to cramp.
I stopped, stretched, did some ab work (ugh) and called it a day.
I am super frustrated. I have a few days before I sign up for a fall marathon, and am seriously considering just doing the half. If this keeps up, it’s just dumb. And I don’t have anything to prove — I’ve done 10 marathons, no need to run a crappy 11th. I want to do well, and felt on track for that easily until about two weeks ago.
But that’s how it goes, right?
In good news, I set my iphone on top of the car today while I put Viv in her carseat. I do this all the time. But today I forgot to get it off there. Thankfully, it somehow stayed on top of my car on the drive to work.
Thank goodness. I don’t know what’s worse — losing it or having to tell my husband I need to go buy a new iphone.