First of all a big CONGRATS to my girl Charisa for her stellar pro-debut at Oceanside this weekend. Just look at her smile!
I’m making a plea for my runner/triathlete/cycling friends to help me diagnose a pain.
The background. On Friday we did a truly beautiful bike ride in Marin basically around and up Mt. Tam. Up hills. Down hills. Sweeping view of the coast on one side of the ridge and the Bay on the other. 40 miles. 4,000 feet vertical climb.
Saturday was a horse ride in the morning. The afternoon was meant to be a 3 hour yoga workshop. This was preempted by a leaky water heater that was soaking the basement and a lot of stuff in it.
On Sunday we did a long walk/run. Started with a 6 mile walk – then ran 3 miles – then finished with another 3 mile walk.
My right hamstring was noticeably sore at the beginning of the walk/run on Sunday. Felt ok during the run.
Then, at about mile 10 (and I’m walking by this time) I sat down to rest.
When I stood back up 5 minutes later I had a shooting pain in my arch.
This is new. And I’m flummoxed.
It’s still hanging around too – 24 hours later. I’m going to jump into the pool and see if I can get whatever is aggravated to loosen up.
In the meantime, anyone care to share their thoughts? I’m wide open to suggestions, thoughts, opinions. Bring ’em on.