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10/18/13 9:16 A

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Wow--I never knew that that could happen!

I'm glad you're having improvement and I hope you keep up your efforts. Welcome back!

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10/4/13 4:49 P

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I know how life can get in the way sometimes to computer time LOL Glad you're doing better I hadn't heard that overdeveloped calves could cause those problems! Great that you could get the help you needed!


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10/3/13 9:53 P

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Sorry I haven't been too active here lately. I've been busy with all sorts of every day stuff. I have been running a couple of days a week. About a month ago a friend of mine that used to practice massage therapy (I had totally forgotten about that) took a look at my legs and said that my calves are over developed. The nerves get smothered and the brain stops telling the blood to flow there, hence the hard muscles, calf pain, and numb feet.

He manipulated the muscles and "woke up the nerves". It felt strange and extremely painful. He assured me that it can be fixed but since I took a year to mess up my calves, it will take some time to correct the issue.

Previous to that visit, my feet would go numb at the 2 mile mark. I've been stretching and using a massage roller almost daily. Monday I ran 2.68 miles with no numbness or any problems at all. Yesterday and today I did short runs of 2 miles each.

Now that I'm seeing improvement, I have to remember not to push my legs too much and let them catch up so I don't cause any more damage.

I'm happy to have shorter runs for a little while and build distance slowly.

I'll be sure to check in more often and see what you're all up to. :)

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