Yesterday during pilates, I thought I felt a cramp in my left calf. As the night went on, I felt like something was happening. Sure enough when I woke up, my leg was jacked up. Seriously? The last time I felt like this, it was my other leg and it was a little over a month ago when I did the hike from hell while visiting my sister.
Ironically, I have the opportunity to do this hike again this weekend. Maybe the calf is acting up in anticipation and protest of this potential hike.
I massaged it when I could during the day, and then when I got home, I put a massager to it. OUCH!!!!! Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the chiropractor for help either. So, I'll have to deal. My mother and my mermaid were at the pool, so I took off to the rec center for circuit training.
I guess Friday's are a slow day at the gym. There was only a handful of people, and no one on the mats. =) I warmed up with a five minute bike ride while watching Sex and the City. The leg didn't feel too bad, so I thought maybe I'd cool down with the elliptical when I was finished. I grabbed my weights and the bosu ball and got started. I stayed with the 15 reps of each exercise. I know eventually, soon, I'll have to start doing three sets, but I really don't want to - It's a tough workout. I just have to keep telling myself it doesn't matter what I want to do; it's what I need to do.
Once I finished the two sets, I went to get my phone. My leg felt okay, not great, but okay. I looked at the ellipticals. Then I looked at the treadmills. Then back at the ellipticals. Then back at the treadmills. I argued with myself! It was laughable, but I didn't really want to do either. In the end, the treadmill won out, and I set the timer for a 15 minute mile. While I was running, my shoe came untied after the 1/2 mile mark. I had to pause the machine to tie it. When I started back up, I set the pace for 4.2 and finished up at that pace. A couple of times, I felt a small twinge shoot up my leg. But I finished up the mile and the two minute cool down before heading to the mat to stretch. Although I stretched for two whole songs, I don't think it was enough because when I got into my car I felt a not-so-pleasant feeling not only in my calf, but also in my glute.
Oh no! I had a messed up calf, now I've jacked up my booty, too! And I'm thinking of the hike. This is not good.
After showers and bedtime, I got into the hot tub. I tried to rub out some of the knots on my leg, and I don't know if it was just the hot water or if I was sweating from the pain. I'll put some Biofreeze on it before I go to sleep, and I hope that will help it some.
We'll see what tomorrow holds. As long as it doesn't get worse, I think I'll be okay. If I start limping again, I'm in trouble. If this is the case, I won't be able to see the chiropractor until Tuesday. There may be plenty of pain until then.
But I'll hope not.