Soccer, Cycling, Shoes

by - Friday, April 04, 2008

Lots of catching up to do.

Soccer on Wed. night was tons of fun. It was a pretty close game for a while, but then we ended up losing 3-1. It was a bummer, but we still had a blast.

The only bad part was that my friend and I were running late because we got out of work late so we didn't really have time to warm up before heading into the game. As a result, I tweaked my right quad.

I was playing defense in the first half and felt a dull pain a little bit during half time, but I stretched it out and figured I was good to go back on D for the second half because we had plenty of subs. I played for a while and then got subbed for which was good news. But then one of our mid's needed a sub really badly and no one volunteered to go in so I said I would.

Bad decision. I spent the night with an XL Icy-Hot patch slapped on my quad and a bag of frozen veggies on my right knee (I got decked by an opposing player and have quite the bruise to show for it.)

Thursday morning I lifted upper body at the gym and thought about walking on the treadmill to keep the quad loose. It felt OK so I thought I'd try a light jog. Bad decision number two. I stopped right away though and stretched it out.

The quad seemed to get better as the day went on and then this morning I thought I'd take it for a spin in cycling and see how things went. Surprisingly no pain at all. (Could be because I slathered on some Bengay last night to help...nothing like the smell of Bengay in the evening haha)

Cycling was awesome. I got such a stellar workout. It was a great way to blow off steam because my personal life is stressing me to the max. I don't like posting too much personal stuff on here, but suffice it to say the male gender is not on my good side right now (sorry fellas!)

As far as the new shoes decision. I think I'm going to go out for my 9 miler tomorrow morning in the ones I have now and see how it goes from there. I may just buy the new shoes anyway because I'm going to need them eventually. More on that decision to come.

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  1. Anonymous4:37 PM

    if you could handle cycling, then your quad must be all better! cycling definintely works the quads.

    do you keep track of mileage on your shoes? remember anywhere between 300-500 miles, then it's time for a new. although sometimes, it's less than that.


  2. That's the exact reason I didn't join the men's rec league this year :-) I'm really afraid I'm gonig to get torn up and miss out on my A races. Can't have that. But look out! I'm going to take my two left footed self onto the pitch next year!!!

  3. Anonymous6:07 PM

    ps-make sure you go to a speciality running store, even if you went to one before. they can look at your shoes and make sure you've got the right ones :)

  4. Hope the quads better. Anything over 400 miles is time to get new shoes.. dont risk an injury.