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

50 Parkruns

Wow so pleased that she has obtained the much sought after Red 50 T-shirt! Here’s to the next 50!


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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10 Responses to Physio

  1. 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 🙂

  2. winsometahn says:

    A good physio is worth his/her weight in gold! Well done on your PB and Madam’s red t-shirt!

  3. So pleased your calf is okay! And well done to Madam 🙂

  4. plustenner says:

    ditto what all the others have said

  5. Congrats on the new PB and the 50 parkruns. A great accomplishment!

  6. Tubontherun says:

    Congratulations on your fab trio of pb, physio and red t-shirt!

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