Friday, September 29, 2006

Pre Marathon Drama

Today was my last speed session and it was a stunning morning. There was a great atmosphere at Running School as we headed out to today's venue for a session of 2k rest 1k rest 500m rest 2k. I moving along ok on the first lap, when a sharp stabbing pain struck me in the calf, like a red hot branding iron was thrust into my leg.

I stopped immediately and pulled over to the side of the path.

"Are you alright?" asked many of the other runners.

I didn't have any idea how much the damage was going to be. I could walk ..... ok, maybe this won't be too bad. I started a slow jog and felt the pain each step which was not as severe but more like after having a cramp. Next step will be to get some attention, like a massage from a guy like Clark.

I got a voucher as a prize at the Queensland Half Marathon earlier in the year for a treatment from N.R. Ch'i (Sports Massage).

Time to cash that one in. Besides, I don't live near Clark but Runner Susan does!

So this leaves one problem.


What should I wear?


Blogger Black Knight said...

Thinking of the last picture I think that Clark has a very nice job!

9:36 pm  
Blogger Robert Song said...

I think you should go with the norm and wear the leopard skin thong as well.

10:57 pm  
Blogger D said...

Katy left you alone at the computer again didn't she?

3:43 am  
Blogger Marcus said...

where exactly did the pain occur....?! in your lower back?
But seriously: try the massage thing or even better a tape! physio/kinesio-taping is helps as much as a journey to Lourdes. Just try it. It helped me too...

5:42 am  
Anonymous IHateToast said...

have you guys checked his link to clark?! i don't know what disturbs me the most, his dodgy web page, the model who clearly is used to full-bottom swim wear but is obviously forced to do the leopard thong, or the face down the sofa crack as a means to keep her breathing.

i really should block google images when he's on.

8:02 am  
Blogger Ewen said...

Maybe, but for goodness sake, don't post a photo.

I hope the calf thing is not as bad as mine (which seemed like a cramp at the time) - needed a month off.

Taping (or a calf compression bandage) and painkillers might work if it's not too bad.

11:16 am  
Blogger Tammy said...

I'm a-scared!!!!

12:48 pm  
Blogger CJ said...

Hmmmmm not much to add other than hope the calf thingy is not serious!

5:33 pm  
Blogger Clairie said...

I was going to post but then realised I didn't necessarily want people to see my name and in someway associate it with your website *oohhh* I thought Id take the risk.

The calf oh no not THE CALF. Hope it was rested on the weekend and is feeling much better without and tweaking pains or stabbing jolts...take it easy on the snitzel (that's the baby calf) and I'll see you at the time trial for a little jog. Maybe we can do marathon pace of 4:30? I might just be up for that.

6:04 pm  
Blogger Bolder said...

you know i'm always nervous about pics on your blog.

i should have known when i say the:


12:36 am  
Blogger Eddie said...

I hope the calf comes good Toasty. I hate to think that you won't be able to run I won't think it.

1:08 pm  
Blogger Haight said...

Hmmmm...I see we have moved from food pics to soft porn...not that there's anything wrong sith that.

5:34 am  
Blogger Ginger Breadman said...

lovely photos toast - so . . what's the verdict with the calf muscle?

8:39 am  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Oh man, I'm guilty of not being here in ages and then a friend knowing my fetish for "butt" shots sends me here......

8:28 am  

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