Putting Myself on the DL

by - Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I'm not sure what happened, but Monday night in the middle of the kickboxing class that I was teaching I felt my left calf seize up. I could literally feel the knot forming and then getting bigger and then saying HA HA you won't be running for a while.

Unfortunately this also happened within the first 15 minutes of the class and to keep teaching for another 40. Yea, it sucked and now my calf is killing me.

I've been trying to stretch it ever since it happened, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Instead the tightness seems to have moved up my leg into my hamstring and butt. It's incredibly painful to walk.

I figured since yesterday was supposed to be a crosstraining day anyway I'd be OK swimming because there wasn't any impact. And it didn't hurt while I was in the pool and it felt no more or less tight when I got out.

I had plans to hit the pool this morning before work, but the leg is just too tight. I think I'm going to give it a day off (which kills me).

I also scheduled an appointment at the massage therapist for Saturday when I'm back at home for Easter. I'm hoping that the combo of rest today and perhaps tomorrow althougth I'd like to try to be in the pool Friday, and the massage on Saturday will help loosen things up.

Until then, I'll be keeping myself on the DL.

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  1. Ouch! Have your tried ice or compression?

  2. hope it's better soon, sounds awfully uncomfortable in addition to it forcing you to take cancel running.

  3. Aww, hope you feel better! Did you increase your mileage too much? Be careful and enjoy your rest! :)

  4. Owwwwww! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. The massage should help!!