So the deal is, I attempted to run two miles without stopping on Tuesday, and practically had to be hauled away on a stretcher.
I felt pretty good while I was running. I was be-boppin' down the track with my iPod, listening to some Justice. I like to imagine myself in a really awesome music video when I'm exercising and listening to cool music. Nothing is really hotter than me in my sweatpants and T-shirt, sweating my ass off.
So running, yeah that was fine. It was when I stopped that my left leg was like, Bitch please. It had been bothering me a little bit after previous runs, but I figured that was because I am an overweight non-runner who has suddenly attempted to run and my muscles were like, Whoa! We don't do this.
But when I stopped running, it hurt pretty damn bad. There was no comfortable position I could put it in. I sat in the car and groaned in pain.
When we got home, I iced it and took ibuprofen and it felt a lot better immediately. I Googled the problem and it sounds like I probably have a small tear in my calf, probably because my foot is "pronating" (boring runner term). I shouldn't try to use it again for about a week. Which, HELLO. I have to run a 5K in three weeks and I've never run that far. Ever.
But unfortunately, it's not ready for any more training runs until at least next week. It's still like, Ouch, Ouch, Ouch, with every step I take, and finding a comfortable position in bed has been challenging.
So I'm a little pissed off. I don't want the setback. Surprisingly, it's weighing on me more than I would have expected, maybe because I was beginning to realize I might actually be able to run this whole damn thing. If I don't get to run it, or I have to walk it, it'll be a disappointment.
With that said, this is not going to deter my running efforts. After all, 2010 is the year of Angry Determination, among other things.