Firstly I want to apologise for the terrible picture of my x-ray, I didn't realise how hard it was to take a picture of x-rays!!!!
I bet your all wondering where all the Marathon talk has gone??
I haven't been slacking off I promise!
I was training really hard and seeing some great results until about 3 weeks ago.
I went for my normal Thursday run which was about 6km, it felt fantastic, I got home did my push ups and planks and then did my cool down and stretches. I wandered inside and got a glass of water and BANG my left calf felt like it was on fire! All I cold think of was "NO, please NO!!!!"
I stopped running hoping that rest would fix it, two weeks later we spent 3 days walking around at the Clipsal 500, which I can say didn't help! My husband gave me a massage and it hurt so much! So I decided that it wasn't improving as well as I had hoped so I made an appointment at Sports Med to get it looked at.
My lovely doctor at Sports Med, who knew I had a running plan and that this little injury wasn't fitting into my plan, was wonderful. He did an ultrasound of my leg and ruled out a blood clot, next I had an x-ray and that ruled out a stress fracture (which would have ment no running for 6 weeks), and finally decided that I had just strained my calf.
He also told me that my legs muscles were far to tight for someone running as much as I do and that I needed to sort that out or I would end up hurting myself again and again!
So, the diagnosis was a calf strain and the remedy is to not run for one more week but still stretch every day, then I could start running again starting at 2km and increasing by 1 km each run but no long runs until after Easter. I have to stretch for 30% long before and after each run and stretch on days that I'm not running, after easter I can start my Marathon Training!
I am super bummed that I can't do the Half Marathon I had planned in 3 weeks time but my main goal is the Marathon and I am going to use these few extra weeks to really prepare for the Marathon! Although my grandad used to say that you need 2 years to prepare properly so I really hope I can do this!! Fingers crossed people!!!!
Being the mother of 3 VERY active boys means that summer sports overlaps winter sports!!!
I was very much looking forward to a month of free weekends before the winter sports season kicked in but this weekend I got a very rude awakening.
My biggest baby made an U12's federation soccer team, they officially started their season today!!!! Little athletics finished today with my middle baby at Northern Improvers Day and my littlest baby with his last home meet for the season!
Footy doesn't start until May, although they start training in April, so I thought I at least had 2 weeks! But no!!!! Tate had his first official soccer game today, which I love but I was looking forward to some free time!
Next weekend my middle son is going to Santos Stadium to compete in Individual Championships in the 1100m Walk! Which he is both nervous and excited about!
To make my weekends even more interesting in winter all 3 boys games, whether it's footy or soccer, are all on Sunday's!!!! Fun times ahead!!!!!