My Leg is Fired or Not!

I haven’t run since Sunday hoping the rest, icing, KT taping,  foam rolling and the compression sock wearing would beat my leg in to submission.

Fat chance.

Today at the expo I stopped by the KT Tape booth for more tape.  A very informative man at the booth helped me out, asked me about my “injury”.  BTW, it was like a stake through my heart for him to use that word – injured.  Am I injured?!?  I hadn’t thought of myself as being injured but I guess when you walk with a limp..you just might be!

So I described my leg issue and even though I talked about the pain starting in my foot, feeling it in my calf and settling on the inside of my thigh..he kept referring to the hamstring.  I had taped the back of my leg earlier in the week, okay, okay – K taped my leg, but it didn’t seem to help.  I love KT Tape…when I’ve used it before, it feels like the tape takes my little boo-boo and just holds it so tenderly, taking the pain away.  The guy at the booth told me to be sure to place the tape directly over the pain in my leg and use more than 1 piece if I don’t feel that relief.  So..I can’t wait to shower and strike the pose for K to administer new tape to my leg!

We run the Cars Land 5K Rally in the early morning.  D is finally excited for the race.  Yay!!!  I may not be back for a blog posting until after the weekend but if you’re following me on Twitter @RunsInBikeLane then you can keep up with me on our adventures.

Oh!  The weather here in So CA is actually rather warm and a lot of runners seem really concerned about the heat.  For once, I am so thankful for all my training in 100+ temps!  Score one for ole Jac’o!  🙂  But for the runners that aren’t prepared, I do hope they heed the warnings of taking it slower and drinking a lot more fluids!  Hydration is key..let me repeat, hydration is key!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Are you running any races this weekend?

Are you on Twitter?

What’s the weather like where you are?

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10 thoughts on “My Leg is Fired or Not!

  1. Melissa says:

    Ooooo I hope the tape works for you! Have fun today…glad D is excited now! 🙂 were already twitter buds 😉 I want that pretzel btw lol!

  2. Christa says:

    Can’t wait to hear how you do in the race! I have no idea how to twitter (must be the old lady in me!) so I’ll have to wait for the blog report. I’m sure you will do great as will D, I mean, you are running in the happiest place on Earth right?

  3. Hope you guys had a great race! And that the tape worked! That really stinks that the pain is not subsiding.

  4. jessica says:

    It’s freaking hot here too. Good luck with your injury!

  5. I can’t believe the weather is over 100! Runners in California have a whole different set of obstacles. Good luck with your healing process!

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