Second PT Appointment, Done!

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s Wednesday already?

I went to PT again yesterday and I have to say the massage makes my calves feel brand new. Immediately after the massage yesterday they felt so loose… like I haven’t felt them in years. I honestly forgot this is how your calves are supposed to feel because I’ve gotten so used to them being tight 24/7.

I told my PT how my calves felt battered after the last massage so this time she iced me up at the end to try and help them avoid the inflammation phase.

I’m typing this about an hour after PT ended and I think they are starting to feel sore already so I’m not sure that helped a lot but it was worth a try.

I honestly don’t care that my calves are going to be sore because overall they already feel so much better. I’m honestly kicking myself for not going sooner. I really thought what I was experiencing was “normal” until it definitely wasn’t.

My PT said I can go running and see how it feels. She said she’s interested in knowing if I can run longer before having to stop and stretch. I was going to go after the appointment but I heard thunder and I don’t mess around with thunder and lightning.

Plus at this point it’s been over a week since I last ran AND my calves feel good so I almost feel hesitant to go for a run. I’m so optimistic that this is the answer that I’m afraid to find out that it’s not so the thunderstorm was a good excuse to skip.

We actually got three inches of rain yesterday alone!

I go to the orthopedic surgeon on Thursday in the morning and then back to PT in the afternoon, so I’m definitely going to go running tomorrow. I want to have a good, recent update on my calves to give the doctor.

Oh, you won’t believe this, but I’m actually getting really good at having an afternoon snack now!

I still love Picky Bars but I have branched out into trying RXBars as well. The peanut butter one sucks in my humble opinion, but this mixed berry one is amazing.

I guess I’m really into berries right now, with this mixed berry bar and my berry shakes. Just call me the berry queen. 

I’ll keep you updated and let you know how the run goes today. Let me know how you’re feeling too!

Feeling in tip top running shape? Scale of 1 to 10?
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8 comments

  1. Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Im so glad the massage is helping your calves so much! I hope you have a great run today!
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    1. Kristina

      Thanks Lisa! It’s crazy because I thought my calves were only tight DURING my runs but seeing how they feel now after the massage I realize they were tight ALL THE TIME they were just extra tight when I was running (extra extra extra extra tight). I really did forget this is how normal calves feel!
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  2. Susan

    I am so glad the massage is helping! Go for that run and test it out. Fingers crossed it is helping and this is the solution you were looking for. I think it’s great you are seeing a doc as well. May as well rule out everything, right! Keep it up, girl!

  3. Heather [is probably running]

    Good luck on your run tonight! Fingers crossed that you have found the solution. It is especially interesting that you realized they were tight all the time, not just while running. I can just imagine how painful that must have been.
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  4. Lisa @ TechChick Adventures

    Oh wow, that is great news!! I sure hope this is your answer! I know what you mean about about “always having the feeling” because my hamstring soreness is always around, especially when I’m sitting down. So yep, always aware of it, and you just kind of get used to it being there. Hmmm, I guess I’d rate myself a 5 on the scale right now. Which isn’t that great considering I have to run a marathon in 10 days and am part of a 5K training program!! yikes.
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  5. Karen Bayne

    That loose feeling is nice 🙂 Progress!
    I would just do a few miles and build up and keep your fingers crossed 😉 I hope running goes well.

  6. Nathaly Abrahan

    I’m glad you’re feeling better from your calves Kristina!

    The rain has been quite the issue here in South Florida. Now I’m being obligated to go out for a run whenever is not raining. And I absolutely agree with you on the RXBars flavors. Don’t really like the peanut butter flavor but LOOOOVE the mixed berry one.
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  7. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I’m so glad they are starting to feel normal!!! I hope these massages do the trick. It sounds very promising. We’re all gonna be running in no time. 🙂
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