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Tight calves

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I went for my usual walk while my daughter was a preschool today, but for some reason my calf muscles kept tightening up while I was walking. Usually for about the first 20 minutes or so they tend to be a bit sore & tight (nothing major, just have to work through it) and then they usually loosen & feel great even if I walk for over 2 hours. Today, they never did really loosen up.

I cut the walk short (I also have a bunch of stuff I am trying to get down before tomorrow, so I need the extra time) partly due to the fact my legs just kept tightening on me. I managed to get in 75 minutes, but was thinking of doing more when I started out.

Maybe my body is letting me know its not ready to do 2 hours + walking 2 days in a row yet. I know with my schedule tomorrow there is a good chance I won't get any walking in, but I'm hoping to squeeze in another hour if possible. Just have to see what tomorrow brings.
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  • KEENTINA
    I can relate. I've had to slow down or leave a walk due to pain. I have started taking ibuprophen before a long walk now - sometimes arthritis-strength Tylenol - but I have a doctor who has recommended it. I can't do really strenuous but need to do some for mobility. Now, with moving, I just take a few things at a time so I'm glad I have the whole month to move.

    I think you should listen to your body from time to time. Like the one doctor said - "No one else can feel your pain." And each person has different tolerances. You can't make yourself worse and only you can tell if that's a risk with the pain you are feeling. I have a different "burn" from exercise and arthritis. I can tell but I can't really explain it to anyone else.

    Good luck with your goals!
    3547 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2010 6:55:14 PM
  • SQUAREBEAR
    stretching and warming up usually help me when doing walks. Also maybe starting out in smaller intervals might be better and you can work up to 2 hours daily. It's better to start small then to burn out. Keep up the great work you are doing wonderful!
    3547 days ago
  • FINDINGMYWAY09
    When that happens to me its because I didn't stretch enough and i over did it I just take things easy and do a wall stretch which I LOVE for my calves!
    3547 days ago
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