After last weeks long run, I felt a tightness in my calf muscle leading up behind the knee. I spent sometime with the lovely foam roller, but it was not really easing, so I bit the bullet and made an appointment with a physio. Of course by the time the appointment came round the tightness had eased but I went any way, aware of the fact that the heavy mileage will continue for a few weeks yet and the last thing I need is to get injured now.
After a lengthy discussion about my symptoms, what I thought was wrong and what I wanted out of the session and such questions as ‘how flexible are you?’ (NOT) he got to work on my calf muscle. Ouch! He pushed hard, he poked and pressed it. I tried very hard to be brave but not sure I managed that. Seriously it was worse than chid birth but way, way, way, way, way shorter! When I got up from the bed, I felt like I had a new leg (only one, the other he did not touch) it moved well and with ease, even the foot did not hurt. I was walking on air.
The man is a miracle worker so much so that this morning I got a Killerton parkrun PB by 23 seconds! I have my homework but don’t have to go back unless I suffer again, but think I may book a session before the half marathon and the marathon. (PS this is not just because the physio was easy on the eye honest, I am old enough to be his Grandmother I am sure!)
On the Madam front she returned to school on Monday after coming first female in 3k race, obtaining a medal, a trophy and a much needed drinks bottle.
The week seemed to go quite well and the transition in to do doing homework seems to have gone quite smoothly.
Madam got this email today from parkrun
Wow so pleased that she has obtained the much sought after Red 50 T-shirt! Here’s to the next 50!
Wow! Lots of great things….healing leg…PB…madam’s 50th parkrun…the spelling of ‘sought’…madam’s race win.
Great stuff 😉
Seriously…a 23 sec PB is great going 🙂
Trust you Phil, in future going to send to you before posting! Sorted the soughted, thanks!
I may now sleep restfully 🙂
Hey, I got a parkeun PB too! Only 5 seconds off… But I’ll take it.
Oh well done you, 5 secs is fab when you are as speedy as you are already, you must be injury free?
Mmmm… ‘major injury’-free, I’d say
My son was the one who was recorded initially as beating my pb……until I realised I’d given in the wrong barcode. Managed to get it sorted later, thanks to the lovely parkrun people. Otherwise 8 yr old NotMuchOfaSitStiller would be waiting a while to beat ‘his’ pb!
A good physio is worth his/her weight in gold! Well done on your PB and Madam’s red t-shirt!
So pleased your calf is okay! And well done to Madam 🙂
ditto what all the others have said
Congrats on the new PB and the 50 parkruns. A great accomplishment!
Congratulations on your fab trio of pb, physio and red t-shirt!