Thursday, February 11, 2010

Level Three

~ Athletic Character Statistics ~

Age: 44
Weight: 201.5
Cholesterol: Yes
Capability: 3-minute jogs
Gear: Newbie+

My Level 3 bling is the VFFs I got earlier in the week.  I will refrain from getting anything else except advice for awhile.

This morning when I got out of bed, both calves were tight and the right one actually hurt, especially on the sides.  I'm not sure what is going on with that thing.  I'm thinking as I walk around more, it will become okay again and that after a couple of days I can try the Week 4 workout.

I've got some snow shoveling in my future today, after the winds die down which is forecasted for mid-day.  No plow came through in the night, so it looks like I'm going to be a home-body again.


  1. Sounds like DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) to me, probably from the FiveFingers run. I feel that tightness often after running in those. Try massaging the calves to see if that helps.

  2. Greetings from lovely above-freezing Austin. Just came across your blog from the C25k forum. Love your writing style and look forward to following your blog. Just starting week two myself.

  3. jsprick, thanks for the suggestion. I mashed both calves pretty good last night, and they are doing just fine this morning. I am definitely going to make that a permament part of my routine.

    Daaaaave, thanks for joining and good luck with the program! Austin is indeed lovely. I'm a transplanted Texan, and although I was always in the Ft. Worth / Dallas area, I've had a few trips down that direction.