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Workout injury

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm blogging this mostly so I keep track of how long it lasts and when it was. Late last week, my left calf lost all strength. I noticed it at Zumba on Saturday, when I could not lift up my toes... I blamed it on the shoes, so it couldn't have been going on long. I thought maybe it was the one-legged things from yoga on Wednesday... they were rough on the calfs, except that there is also a spot in the middle of my left buttock that was itchy like a bit... but there was no bite. I wonder if it is/was a pinched nerve...? At any rate, Sunday was bad, trying to walk uphill against the wind. I was hobbling pretty badly after that. Tuesday I managed a workout on the cross-trainer, and all of the weight machines except the glute isolator and the calf thing. Yesterday I managed a bike ride, but it was much harder than usual, and the bike fell and cut my leg. Duh. And today same as Monday, except that I did manage 1 set on the glute isolator, using no weight. (I didn't try the calf thing). They do seem to be getting a little better, in that they don't cramp immediately when I move them in the morning. The left one does cramp when I stand on it, but stretches out quickly. Hopefully, it will continue to improve.