Recent Posts by Nathalie L.

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Jul 28, 2014 12:57pm
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20 Somethings / Introvert health nut.

So I love being healthy and athletic but I'm such an introvert that I have no life outside the gym and leading an active lifestyle. Even going to the restaurant with friends is a chore because I rather stay home and make my own food and all I ever wanna do is work out. None of my friends are into being very active so I kind of have no life. Anyone else have this issue? Weights are my friends, lol.
28 Jul
as an introvert i know how you feel, i just wanna stay home, go work out, come back home and stay there, i want to meet active people also and have a life lol, i was thinking of joining a team but i procrastinate on my search, my fitness friends are on this app lol
07 Aug
I'm the same way I like to workout, stay home, eat healthy. I'm trying to find people that like to be very active. They very hard to find!
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Jul 28, 2014 12:46pm
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Sports Injuries & Prevention / Very swollen painful calves after 5k run.

I lost 125lbs and I'm extremely active and would consider myself quite athletic. My legs are insanely built and I often get complimented on them but after a run this morning my calves were in a great deal of pain. I'm not sure if I hurt myself or if I'm just building more muscles and they're just sore. Here's a picture.
28 Jul
If that's muscle....WOAH I would NOT wanna get kicked by you. :) But you can tell by the pain if its a sore/pulled muscle or if it's a swelling. Either way you need to rest that monster. And increased blood circulation will help the recovery time. So massage it
28 Jul
If you have a foam roller, roll out your calf muscles on them. If you don't have a foam roller, look into getting one or something similar because they are great for helping with tight muscles.
29 Jul
Hopefully you didnt pull anything, it could be a bad cramp which if thats the case make sure you stretch a lot and drink plenty of water. Its good to get potassium in you to avoid cramps so bananas are good.
30 Jul
If it's both your calves then I wouldn't worry too much, just foam roll, stretch and wait and they'll recover. If it's one that's stolen and sore then maybe it's an injury.
31 Jul
I had that problem and I started foam rolling and stretching really good before and after my runs I don't have that problem anymore.