Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Aches

The 20 miler on Sunday didn't beat me up too badly. The soreness was minimal, so it didn't keep me from running yesterday and today. I only ran four miles yesterday and tonight's run to the GLU meeting was 5.2 miles.

These weeks of running, though, is starting to take a toll on me. My right shin has been a little tender lately. It doesn't bother me and it's not painful, but I do feel some tenderness when I touch it. It doesn't help that I run on sidewalks most of the time. They just have no give, so my legs just get pounded. All I can really do right now is just monitor that it doesn't start to hurt and maybe rest a little and ice the area. This shouldn't keep me from running the race in three weeks.

I've also had a sore left shoulder the last couple of days. The hypochondriac in me tells me that I'm having a heart attack. I've even imagined myself collapsing at work, dying from a massive heart attack. All that running for nothing! The most likely culprit for the soreness is the hours of bad ergonomics sitting in front of a computer. If only someone could yank my arm really hard I think that would make it feel better. My shoulder just needs a good popping--or a massage.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Stoodert said...

Sounds like you need some aspirin and maybe one of those knee brace things you can buy at the drugstore....!

By the way, this medical advice I'm dispensing ain't free. (That'll be 5 cents, please)

Raul! said...

My knee is fine, but would shin guards help any, Doctor? I have another nickel.

Stoodert said...

Uhh....yeah! "Shin guard," THAT's what I meant to say! :-p