The next day after a run my calf muscles often feel tight - not terrible but if I'm sitting on the floor cross-legged playing with the kids (which I am doing most of the time!) and one of them presses on my calf it is quite uncomfortable. I stretch briefly after a run, about 15 seconds per stretch. Never stretch before running or warm up at all really. Just wondered if anyone has any ideas - should I repeat stretches later on after the run, maybe massage but I don't want to do it the wrong way!
Kate I'm writing one too (www.golegs.co.uk) - I suppose it is a bit of a vanity project (everyone listen to meeee!!!) but it's also helping me to get out there running consistently as I know friends will ask why I'm not running if I stop! As far as other blogs, this is one I stumbled across and liked: http://cakeofgoodhope.blogspot.co.uk/
I ran 7 miles last night (bit further than usual for me), felt good while running but very tired when I stopped. After a shower I had some diluted orange juice and cheese and biscuits to refuel but then felt sick and ended up going to bed early! Is cheese something to avoid post-run? Does anyone else have problems with feeling sick after a long run?