Hi! This will be a quick post on the things that happened last week.
I guess the highlight would probably be how I wasn’t able to walk properly the entire week. It all started after my fun run – because we immediately headed to Pico, I wasn’t really able to stretch and do my cool down. I felt the leg pain in Pico because whenever we did jump shots, I would always lose my balance and fall to the sand as soon as we landed. I did not mind it because I thought it was just an ordinary muscle pain that would disappear the following day – it didn’t.
I observed the pain and noticed that it wasn’t the regular sore muscle pain that I feel after a strenuous physical activity. It was more like the pain from twisting a nerve. Well, it got worse as the days went on, probably because I still went to the gym to exercise (I got excited because I finally went back to lifting after a full week of doing pure cardio and body weights). There was even a day when I was limping and I couldn’t run at all because aside from the twisted nerve pain, I was also sore all over. It was difficult because I couldn’t move my body the way I wanted it to but I hated the twisted nerve pain the most. Just last Thursday, I did leg exercises (in hopes of cancelling out the leg pain) but my instructor was keen on reminding me to be honest and tell him if I couldn’t do it. I did my usual leg exercises: squats and deadlifts but I couldn’t do the leg press. True enough, my legs were dead the following day so I decided to just skip gym even though it wasn’t my rest day.
The pain was still there last Saturday so I thought of wearing shoes that would be comfortable to use for the long day ahead of me – my running shoes. It was my first time to use them into something other than running but it was fine as long as my legs were comfortable.
That day, I decided to visit the university I attended when I was in college before finally heading to where my friends were. Many things have changed in the university and it made me miss being a student even more.
The twisted nerve pain is almost gone now and I hope to be able to recover soon as I want to start training for another fun run next month (and this time, I will not forget to do the proper cool down and stretching). No pain, no gain! Thanks for reading!