So I used The Stick (check out "Gear I Use" for the link and more info) and tried to massage out the lactic acid. It refused to budge. I gave up and went on my merry way, hoping my gastrocnemius muscles (heck yeah big scary anatomy lingo!) and Achilles tendon, as well as my soleus muscles, would calm the heck down and relax during my run. They did no such thing.
When one has to stop after 8 minutes of running to massage one's legs, it is annoying and disheartening. I wanted to turn back but I kept going and had to stop at least 4 more times to massage and stretch. I wish I could say I was going on a 10 miler because the amount of stopping wouldn't be too terrible. Alas, it was only a 3.4 miler :( Sad day indeed.
|See those bruises? I made them trying to massage my legs :(|
My calves felt like they had been transplanted with rock hard silicone boobies. They didn't move, were hard to the touch, and hurt. Yay fake boobie legs!
|Go away silicone legs!|
And so begins an all-day event of massaging my legs with The Stick. That lactic acid better leave or else!
|Hurts so good!|
|Yeah...I'm a special one!|