The less of me for May- A moth where it ended in abruptly and in tragedy
- 8Runs – that’s half of what I expected
- 42.06 kms kms in total
- 5.2kms average per walk-out
- Fastest 5km improves all the time 32:53 - remembering back that it was 44:03 in December when I really started to go for it.
- Weight dropping slowly – now at 94 kg, but only because I ate to comfort myself in the last two weeks.
- New shoes – I brought some more New Balance shoes M1010, They’re still in the box unworn.
So to recap then.
I hurt myself.
I’d got to 498 kms and wanted to get to 500 (in total), and I went out in the morning. I had a “tight” right calf, but stretching seemed to ease it, in my head. I’d got less than 500 meters where I stopped to stretch it again, and nearly gave up, but mistaking the pain as being similar to the pain that shins sometimes give me I pushed ahead.
Then at the furthest point from home I’d stopped to walk a bit, the calf was quite “knotted” and I thought I’d walk it off, but I came to a junction and then the gentle downhill bit that I really enjoy. So I ran accross the road, in the way you do to beat the truck that’s coming up. and that’s when the tears started
The burning stabbing that indicates some part of your body has given up. For those of you that know this is both painful, embarrassing and confusing.
So there I was in comparative agony by the side of the road, unable to walk, and some kind passerby stopped and offered me a lift home, I was sweaty and grimacing but still they stopped. It was incredibly kind and thoughtful and I hope that i’d be as charitable if ever I had the chance.
Cold pads and hot water bottle’s for a few hours, compress bandage and rest.
Oddly I had no problems standing on top toes had a full range of foot motion but I couldn’t walk in any coherent way, and getting down stairs was pretty impossible for the first day.
In the week since, it’s calmed down a lot, only aches if I’ve been sitting for a while, and doesn’t like being cold. I massage it daily and use deep heat (you know that stuff that smells like locker rooms, the opposite of chick-magnet”
I’m really itching to get back and exercise, and will have a gentle walk tomorrow.
And there you have it – May done and dusted, some wins, a few set backs, a few compliments about how less fat I am becoming. It’s all good.