I’ve got itchy feet…
No, not athlete’s foot, but just as bad. It’s been 12 days since I’ve run, which I think is the longest break between runs this year. Probably even longer between runs than when I had plantar fasciitis.
My legs are getting that jumpy feeling like you get when you’re tapering.
My feet are itching to be in trainers on the sidewalk, pushing out some miles.
My mind is missing my Wednesday pre-dawn run which is more meditation than running.
But, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I’m feeling recharged. Ready to get back into running, looking forward to the next year. Sure, there is a little trepidation about the fact I have a marathon in April and I haven’t run more than twice a week since November, but fretting about it won’t make my calf recover faster so I choose not to bother about it. I’ll take it as it comes, and at the moment recovery is the key.
So, it’s been trigger point therapy, foam rolling and more physio. For some reason the pain of the treatment is comforting. It means that the problem is being fixed, and I’ve noticed a dramatic improvement in the amount of pressure I can apply to my trigger points, which is a good sign.
Tonight is my bio-mechanical assessment, so it will be good to see if there is a form or gait issue that is causing the overuse issue, and what can be done to address it. It will also give the physio a better idea of when I will be able to run again. Hopefully I can get through the next hour of running exercises without too much pain, and come out the other end with a good prognosis.
Wish me luck, and in the meantime,
Happy running everyone!
Get Going, Get Running!