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My leg hurts!


Why is it when I go for a run sometimes my leg hurts but stops about half a mile from home? I was thinking about that while I plodded slowly though my run today (with hurtie leg) and on the last leg home (sorry about the pun) when it did stop hurting, I wondered if it was due to

a, Sods law,

b, My leg had given up complaining and had gone numb,

c, I was warmed up and had blood pumping though my legs which was flushing away the bad bits and curing the DOMS, or

d, My leg had gone dead and dropped off.

Today’s run was another shortish one here in Exeter along the river Exe, the same as Tuesday except for running the circuit in the opposite direction and going much slower because of todays new aches further up the same leg as my niggling ankle. (Either my ITB, quad or hip flexor… I’m still trying to work out what!).   The past few days we’ve been out and about on sight-seeing trips and been walking a lot and have generally been on our feet for a long day so I’m hoping it is  just due to that.  After running this evening  I had a really good stretch which appears to have done a lot of good (I’m normally a bit bad at stretching properly after a short run on my own) so fingers crossed.

Oh yes, I do have to report that this evening I did find a nice courteous cyclist who stopped completely at a narrow point in the path to let me pass. Exeter cyclists reputation restored!

4.13 miles 40.23 mins



Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

5 thoughts on “My leg hurts!

  1. It takes 2 miles before my legs stop hurting, so I sympathise!

  2. oh wow! it looks amazing, hope the leg behaves itself tomorrow! 🙂

  3. Lovely pics! Sounds like it’s probably been made worse by all the time you’ve spent on your feet the last few days. Glad to read you came across a nice polite cyclist! 🙂

  4. LOL – So funny about your leg! It’s like the last half mile is always my quickest! Think it’s cos your body knows it’s nearly home. You’re so good going for all these runs whilst you’re away, well done!

  5. If you’re anything like me, by the time you’d finished you’d convinced yourself it was option (d).

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