Last week I went to visit the Physical Therapist at the gym we've been attending and got a free evaluation. She and the other PT were super informative and helpful in explaining the MANY things that are wrong with me and why I keep getting injured so often. It mostly comes down to weak hips and butt, and the fact that biomechanically I have some issues along with being a giraffe but mostly the lack of muscle support makes those things worse. Soo.... my plan is to keep taking strength training classes like kettlebells mixed with cardio and some strength training on the side and hopefully eventually things will get better. I honestly cannot afford to go to a PT so hopefully I can work on these things on my own. May eventually have to shell out the money for 1 or 2 sessions but I will avoid that as long as possible.
Apparently my form on the treadmill is even worse than my normal bad form running outside and that is what has been causing the pain in my right calf I've been experiencing for the past few weeks. I've been told to stay off the treadmill and only run outside short distances at first and stop immediately if anything hurts. REALLY annoying since it has been snowy, cold, and rainy here - mostly cold and rainy but that snow/mush/ice was a nasty mess a week or so ago too.
As always, I decided to test my limits after a week break and hopped on the treadmill yesterday just to see if running without an incline would help at all. It did, no calf pain, so I decided to be really stupid and see how fast I could run for a mile. Good news and bad news... I set a new PR - 9:15/mile - yay ... bad news tho, I pulled a muscle I think and caused myself some major pain in the pelvic bone area. Too much information I know lol but it is such a weird injury I had to share :) No clue what is going on but I am still a bit sore today so I am skipping my lunchtime workout and hoping to get outside in the 50 degree weather after work and run a few laps if I feel better.
My mom told me I am getting old (28) and probably not made for running if I keep getting hurt so much, but hey... men weren't made to fly and we do it all the time in airplanes so I'll just keep trying and hope it gets better... before I am ancient ;-)