She stabbed me again!
Lucy, she got her needles out and went to town on my popliteus.
I think there is something about those after 4pm appointment spaces that make physiotherapists get all aggressive with ya! In all honesty I know she is just doing what is necessary.
On top of a mighty chest infection that just doesn’t know when to quit, I have been keeping up with my calf raises to get my strength up in that area.
They are about the only thing I can manage at the moment – Strength exercises. Anything to do with aerobic activity and my chest/breathing says ‘NO’ 😦
I have been struggling with my calf raises, if I am entirely honest. For someone who has just completed a half marathon, my calf strength is hideous! Actually, moreover, my leg strength is hideous!
And I am disappointed about it!
I was so strong in the first half of my 14 week training plan, my strength kinda tapered off as the long runs got longer and longer. I think I was slightly delusional, thinking because my lungs could handle a 2 hour run, then surely my legs could too?
I am a little bit angry at myself for letting things get so weak, not keeping up with it all. Almost a year and a half into it and I should know this by now!
So I am getting back into it now.
Legs and Core.
Lucy (my physiotherapist) also suggested getting back into the Bootcamps, and/or if I am motivated enough to start incorporating a few more explosive movements and exercises into some kind of strength routine.
I am really pissed off, hugely disappointed but entirely determined to get myself into tip top shape.
Its been long enough now, I need to take it a bit more seriously.
Can you tell that I love to run?
Off to ‘Map’ a long run, hubby is home this week 🙂
Dreaming of running,
P.S. Small success, lost another 300 grams last week, total of 2.3kg whilst being on a more Paleo diet. And it is sticking! Woot!