Went for a run to test out the new running skirt last night. It has built in knickers so I wore it with my skins over the knickers but under the skirt, which wasn’t 100% successful (I either had to hitch the skirt up too high or have the waist band of the skins too low). I might have to experiment more. I do like wearing the running skirt though – I wear skirts more than pants in real life so it’s a lot more natural for me 😀
As for the actual running – arrgghh. My calves are so freaken tight – I had to stop and stretch them 4 times in a 5 km run! I did lots of stretches when I woke up this morning and will stretch every morning and night this week.
I’ve also got a sore heel. I’ve been looking up info on achilles problems and PF online and it doesn’t seem like either of those – it didn’t hurt when I ran, just when I walk. I’ve only got one pair of decent (non-hurty) work shoes but the heel on the left shoe has kinda collapsed over the past few months and, weirdly enough, most of my injury problems have been on my left side. Coincidence? So I’m wearing comfortable shoes to work this week (it’s just a bitch to work out an outfit around them).
Oh, and last but not least, I’m absolutely convinced I’m getting a cold. I refuse to take stuff like Codral because they just mask the symptoms, making you sicker in the long term, but I’m popping Lemon Sip First Signs – filled with echinacea and Vit C and garlic and stuff. I’ve got echinacea drops at home which are supposed to be more effective but they taste like hard boiled arse.