Oh no! Oh yes! Disaster indeed 😦
My right calf had been sore for a few days and when I went out for my morning run on Thursday I just couldn’t get going and ended up limping home. I tried to stretch and this helped for a while but it just continued aching. I’m not an expert in muscle injuries and didn’t really know what to do next. I’m fortunate in that I haven’t had any muscle injuries so far.
I had a massage on Saturday morning which was good and I haven’t run or walked too much since it happened. I am now back home after a week away with my parents and have made contact with someone who is giving me running advice. I’ve been told to rest it for a few more days before going out for a slow, flat (no hills) run, stretch it out and to massage some gel into it regularly.
I am very upset with myself as I didn’t take my proper running shoes when I went away for the week and used my older lighter shoes that don’t give as much support as I’ve become used to. I blame myself entirely. I have a 5km run in a few weeks time so I am hoping it’s just a niggle and will respond to the rest.
I was having a great time up until this setback, as I was running well, getting faster (slowly) and going the distance – no walking intervals at all just running for the whole 5km. I really felt like a runner with my hair flying out behind me and the wind in my face.
As I was away from home I had to find a new running route and decided running around the hockey fields was a good idea. The weather was amazing while I was away from my cold climate and I relished the change. I was surprised to find the grass on the hockey field so dewy. Here’s me following the tracks.
I will recover!