I have been really busy with school work so I just wanted to let you know whats going on in the world of Christina. I know you all miss me
First of all the pictures from the F^3 half came. I searched through four different photographers and found only this gem of a picture
I think this picture sums up the half marathon in one word: FREEDOM! Haha this picture is the worst race pic I have seen. Anyways…
So my left calf has been bugging me after the half marathon. I ran on Monday and Tuesday and it felt like someone was going to snap my calf muscle. So I headed to the Running Institute to check it out. Once you have had an injury any sign of remote pain is always cautioned. So the orthopedic said that I sprained my calf muscle. When I heard this I was like how in the world did I do that? He gave me a prescription for physical therapy for a month. He said to take one week off from running. Which is not too bad. I mean I can train for a half marathon in 6 weeks right?
So today before my Physical Therapy appointment I went on the elliptical for 50 minutes
Yes compression sleeves and capris are all the rage at the gym! I got quite the looks from people today
I played a little hill game on the ellipitcal which made the time go by much faster. After my workout I headed downstairs to the Nova Care Physical Therapy room at the Rey Meyer Fitness Center. The physical therapist told me why I strained my calf:
Basically my left hip is weaker than my right hip and my pelvis tilts naturally. Due to the weak hip muscles, glute and core muscles my cannot internally rotate when I take a stride when I run. So my calf compensates for my hip. I am going to physical therapy tomorrow again. I know that its just a calf sprain and I shouldn’t worry but lets face it I am little worried. In November 2011 I injured my left IT band. I was out from running for four months. I hope that this injury heals quickly so I can get back into the game.
Have you ever dealt with an injury?