The great news is I’m back running again. Shares in Deep Heat have obviously taken off due to the amount I am using and the other pre-caution has been investing in some compression calf sleeves. This has brought about a bit more confidence, but the mind still play tricks with every slight bit of tightness, twinge being treated as the next great breakdown.
I am for the first time in my life treating stretching with extra seriousness and when the twinges appear, am compelled to stop, stretch before continuing on. And it is working well.
My first goal of non-stop 5km, was pushed back due to the calf strain, and I hope to attack that goal this weekend (Feb 2).
We have set up our event schedule to increase distance through the course of the year.
- Sunday March 4 Womens International Fun Run 10km
- Sunday April 22 Twilight Running Festival 10km
- Sunday June 10 Greater Springfield Marathon Festival 14 Km
- Sunday July 1 Gold Coast Half Marathon 21km
- Sunday August 26 Bridge to Brisbane 10km
In addition to these events we are scheduling the following distance runs to help build for the marathon. Two weeks prior we aim to do a 33km run, and do a 10km one the week before we leave for the states. The week before the 33km, the aim is to run a 22km course. This of course, is incredibly daunting at the moment, but our determiniation to succeed is there and we have no intention of non-completion.