This would have to go down as my WORST RUN EVER.
Mum & Dad were busy today so they could not watch Poppy while I ran today. "No problem" I say "I will just run with the pram". I figured that since my runs are meant to be a little easier this week that I would be O.K to take the pram and just have a really slow 5km jog.
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!
What a stupid Idea that turned out to bloody be, Poppy didn;t feel like going for a jog and whinged most of the way, she only stopped towards the end, you will see why. About 15 mins into the jog my calves were starting to ache, I turned around at about 16 mins at the 2.5km mark so I knew I was going much slower than usual which was good. Heading back I had about a 2min period where everything felt fine and I had a good rhythm which is hard to get with a pram, but it was very short lived and my legs were really achy, by 22mins into the jog they were really hurting , my right leg in particular in the lower calf where I felt I pulled something in that damn pothole on Sunday, so I decided to stop and walk.
By this stage Poppy's whinging had evolved into full blown screaming and I was ready to cry myself. I was so bloody stressed I could feel every ounce of my body tencing up. My right calf felt like it had a massive knot in it and I was just about limping. I had to stop to try and calm my baby down but she wasn't having any of it. I had to get her out of the pram and carry her. She was fine then and proceeded to tell me about the trees and birdies. Her face was all red & blotchy and covered in tears and I felt terrible. So with an 11kg baby in one arm and pushing the pram with the other and hobbeling on one leg I made my way to the car. The 5km ended up taking me 41mins. I had to keep re-positioning the baby as she was getting bloody heavy.
Once I got home and set Poppy up with some munchies I started my stretching, OUCH my calves were sore. I have also been having sore quads this week but don't seem to feel much relief from the stretches. I have been icing the really nasty calf but don't know what to do next.
Tell you one thing, I am Never NEVER running with the pram again. It is a piece of crap and with an 11kg baby in it it is just too much hard work for me to get up the inclines. I am thinking this is why my calves are so sore. It's not a propper baby jogger, not that that would have made all that much difference. It is something I am not used to and I was stupid doing it a few days before a Fun Run.
Certainly not an enjoyable run. I started running as a means of stress relief after becomming a Mum, jogging with a screaming baby and a rattely pram is by no means relaxing and I came out of todays run more stressed than before I started it.
On a possitive note however my darling hubby purchased a Timex Speed & Distance watch last night off Ebay. I am so excited about it and can't wait to get it. Fingers crossed I have not done anything serious to my calf and will be able take it for a spin as soon as I get it.
Anyway must stop crapping on now, am expecting a knock on the door any minute and have the kettle boiling and a little cherrub cahhing away in her cot waiting for me to come and fetch her for a cuddle.