How to help tight calves and walk on the beach comfortably.
Isn’t the idea of walking barefoot on a tropical beach so fabulous? Add in some gently lapping waves, a couple of palm trees, not a cloud in beautiful blue skies, a few dolphins jumping out of the ocean nearby, and a cool drink in your hand…this is the stuff most people in cold rainy winter climates merely daydream about.
However, some people turn their dreams into reality and head for warmer southern locales as soon as winter strikes! These snow birds sometimes find themselves in a conundrum as they take those lovely barefoot walks on those gorgeous sandy beaches….
Sometimes, but of course not always, these most-of-the-year-shoe-wearing humans have a hard time when their feet slide into flip flops or sandals and then into soft sand.
Who likes to have sand in their shoes? No one, ever.
So what happens to those shoes?
Off they come!
Now you have bare feet navigating soft and hard pack sand, with sticks and rocks and shells as additional obstacles to maneuver around. These bare feet haven’t necessarily had the luxury of walking barefoot or in low support flip flops in quite some time because it is cold up North!
This I thought was the main reason I had lots of clients complaining of REALLY SORE calves and lower leg muscles after returning from a beach-walking vacation.
I think the problem is a trifle more complex than that, and in the video below I offer a potential remedy should you find yourself in a similar situation.
P.S. I NEVER in a MILLION YEARS thought I would be struck down with tight calf-itits….a made up word I created to describe the condition above. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever experienced anything like this!