I am hoping to start back to running before too long. I haven't run in months other than occasional short bursts of jogging when playing with our dog. I've a lot of reasons, such as weather and busy doing other things with DH (cycling, hiking, traveling), but part of the problem is that whenever I've run in the past couple of months, my legs have felt really funny -- achy and heavy and painful in a strange way, almost like nerve pain. It comes on quite suddenly and is in both legs at the same time. Never when cycling, walking, or hiking that I've noticed, only running.
I figured it was just another part of aging, but I finally googled it tonight and am now wondering if it is from the black cohosh I've been taking for a few months for hot flashes & night sweats??? Apparently "heaviness in the legs" and leg pain is a fairly common side effect of this herb. I had no idea. My hot flashes have almost disappeared, but I would rather sweat than have leg pain of any sort! So, I threw the rest of the bottle (almost empty anyway) into the trash and will see if the pain disappears over the next few weeks.
It is truly always something!
2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow