Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ode to Roger Murtaugh

They posted the 5k results from Orchard Days last weekend. I placed 70th with a time of 31:51, which is pretty much exactly where I was when I ran the Tuscola 5k 11 1/2 months ago. Normally, I'd be thrilled. Sure it's not my PB, but I had a good time...

But today, on a run around campus with a friend, I managed to strain my right calf. It started cramping, so I figured I'd slow down and stretch. We identified a place in the shade and as I slowed down, my calf clenched, I winced and then it let go. Ouch. I limped for a while, and then got my normal walking gate back.

I iced when I got home, wrapped it and elevated it and stayed off of it until dinner time. When I got up to go get X-man, it was tight as all get out.

I'm too old for this shit.

So, chances are I won't be doing the women's fitness 5k this weekend. We'll see if X-man still wants to go and do his dash. Gotta be back on my feet for Tae Kwon Do on Monday afternoon.


Dana said...

Boo. I stink. Sorry out run ended up decommissioning you for the 5k.

Looseyfur said...

It was so totally not your fault. My body is just falling apart at the seams, it seems. :-)