On Monday I told you I thought I knew why my left leg was STILL hurting. That day I did Week 2 Day 2 and I felt that as far as my stamina was concerned I was having no issues with being out of breath running for two minutes but I was barely able to do so because my leg was starting to hurt again. I tried to pay close attention to whether I was rolling my ankles in, thus causing my calf and foot to hurt. By the end of my workout I had decided that I was in fact probably rolling my ankles or at least that one in a bit and that I also needed new shoes.
I felt optimistic that with the new shoes I would get better support and hopefully my leg would stop hurting.
That lead me to today when I did Week 2 Day 3. I switched shoes, though didn’t actually buy any as I had a pair that I have barely worn that are only a few months old. I made sure to stretch and I was feeling good. I felt good after the first two sets of jogging and then my leg began to hurt so badly I ended up having to walk during some of my jogging time. Today my shin keeps having a sharp stabbing pain and that same spot in my calf has a dull pain almost all the time. When I run it gets so tight, the back of my calf hurts and every time my left leg hits the ground I can barely stand it. I was able to finish the workout but COME ON!!
I’m beginning to get discouraged because I feel like my body it ready to push forward but my leg is holding me back. Dr. Google says it may be a strained muscle and it could take some time to heal. I keep saying if it doesn’t stop I will have to go to the doctor, but really what are they going to do? Probably tell me to ice it, and take it easy. I do have spondylolisthesis, diagnosed a couple of years ago. I called to make sure it would be ok to jog with it and I was told that it was. My back has not been hurting at all and only occasionally do my hips hurt. It usually makes my sciatic nerve hurt and that’s bothersome.
I just want it to stop. It’s stopping me from doing what I want and I don’t like that. Plus it makes me feel old. 😦
Poo, I went back and read the spondylolisthesis stuff again because it’s been awhile since I read it and dang-it I think that’s probably what it is. I guess I’ll have to make an appointment. Wah.