I have discovered a magical thing: it is called the tennis ball.
While that sounds ridiculous, after a few days of constant calf pain, I was beginning to think I would never jog again. This was also putting quite a damper on my dancing. Somehow I ended up on reddit’s fitness page, which then led me to a site that helps pick fitness plans, which then led me to THIS.
I have a foam roller but have a really hard time using it on my feet or calves. Using the tennis ball was eye opening. I don’t want to say I instantly felt better, but I was able the next day to get through another interval training session without having to stop due to my legs. Success!
I’m a little apprehensive about the next week, specifically the part where I have to run for three minutes. I’ve been occasionally struggling with the 1.5 intervals this last week. I’m mostly having a problem regulating my breathing near the end of the interval. But I won’t know until I try, right?