Man am I glad Friday is finally here! Brandon comes home tomorrow afternoon after traveling for two weeks and I’m beyond excited.
Haha please tell me you remember that Saved By The Bell episode!
What I’m not excited about is that I have a cranky right calf. Earlier this week, I noticed the tell-tale morning hobble after waking up, making me think I was starting to develop plantar fasciitis. No bueno. I could definitely run, but I figured it was best to make an appointment with my sports chiropractor to take a look and get it treated. After seeing him Thursday morning, we discovered that while I do have a bit of mild PF, my right calf/patellar tendon is significantly tighter in comparison to my left. My right calf has always been tighter and was the source of tendonitis while training for my first half marathon. He decided to use Graston on my foot and dry needling on my calf.
Oh. My. Lanta. For those of you that don’t know about trigger point dry needling, it involves pinpointing areas of tightness/knots in a muscle, then inserting needles in and around the area in order to create a twitch reflex. I didn’t feel anything when he was putting the needles in, but I definitely felt when he pinpointed areas of tightness because my calf muscle would twitch and spasm like crazy! At one point I felt it all the way down into my foot. I was definitely tender afterwards, but my calf felt noticeably looser as the day progressed. I’m going in for another appointment next week, but he said I can continue running as scheduled, so good news! I’m also going to wear my compression socks, since that seemed to make a difference.
Now on to the fun stuff–my Friday faves!
1. Surprise Mail. The other day, I got a surprise package at work from my momma. Turns out, she saw the Steve Madden shoes in my last Friday Faves post and ordered a pair for me as a surprise! It was so nice and thoughtful–I didn’t even know she read my blog! This also goes to show blogging is clearly a great way to let the world know what to potentially buy for you.
2. Tropical Nuun. I’ve been playing around with hydration options while training for my half marathon and love the tropical Nuun tabs! I needed something other than water in my handheld for last Saturday’s 10 miler so I picked up a container of these at my local running store. I love that the flavor isn’t sickeningly sweet and is easy on my sensitive tummy!
3. Drewbert the Corgi. I’m not ashamed to admit half the peeps I follow on the ‘gram are dog pages. I recently found one, Drewbert the corgi, and am obsessed. Corgis are probably one of my top 5 fave dogs–their little legs and cute fluffy tushies are just too much. I mean look at this little guy!
What’s on your weekend agenda?
Do you like surprises?
Favorite type of dog?