Sweet success! It may not sound like much, but for me it is a mile stone (okay, a half mile stone). I started at the one-mile mark and decided I wanted to see how far I could run without stopping. I took off slowly and surprised myself when I was able to run a short distance past the ½ mile marker on the running course. I did it! I ran a half mile and it wasn’t so bad.
I bought a knee brace and it helped take off the pressure on my bad knee. Now, if only I could figure out how to make my calf muscles not scream in pain. When I reached the half-mile marker, I stopped to walk and found it incredibly difficult to run a long distance again. I walked, I ran a little, and walked more. My calf muscles tightened up as soon as I stopped running the first time and would not stop hurting. I did stretch them out at the beginning and then once more before starting the second lap. It didn’t make a difference. I don’t know what to do—not stop running ever? I am unsure my lungs could handle it.
I think if my calf muscles didn’t hurt so much I could go farther. Okay, my Ragnar team mates, what am I to do? Do you have any suggestions? I sure could use some.