I booked a sports massage last night to try and loosen up my legs and untie the knots in my calves.
And now I am broken.
I went into this appointment with lower calf and medial tibial stress syndrome issues. I also threw in a hamstring and ITB request, because my hammies and ITBs are always tight (who doesn't foam roll enough? This girl).
Despite my quite specific requests, the guy went straight to my quads.
Let me preface this by saying I have never had a problem with my quads. Of all the problems with my legs - runner's knee, ITBS, shin splints, tight calves, weak ankles - my quads have never let me down. They're strong and well developed; sprinters' thighs. They've never felt tight or sore, I even stretch them regularly (probably because that's the easiest stretch). My quads were fine.
He did give my other muscles a good pulverising too, but seriously? I know I'm not a professional sports massage therapist, and I'm sure he knows more than I do, but I'm still mad about the quads. I don't mind the massage pain (normally I can't stop laughing. It's a bizarre reaction) but my poor, dependable quadriceps took a beating for no good reason and now they're punishing me. I wouldn't blame them if they never trusted me again. And how the frick am I supposed to get round 26.2 miles of London's finest streets without them?!