Had a sports massage on my calves only. My last words to her were " I have a high threshold of pain! How wrong was I?!! OMG it was so painful that I left my mascara on the couch! I told the torturer (sorry, masseuse) that she really needed to give a general anaesthetic for this. My soleus muscle was seriously tight (get me. A year ago I had no idea what a soleus muscle was - type of Spanish shellfish?). Anyway, it's the big muscle BEHIND your calf muscle and notoriously difficult to stretch properly. My regular stretching and foam roller didn't hit the spot.
A tight soleus can cause all kinds of niggles in other areas of the body so I'm hoping that a few regular sports massage sessions will sort all my minor aches.
In the meantime I still can't run, but have to do lots of glute exercises and stretching and I have another sports massage booked next week. Might drink a bottle of gin before I go.
Soooo missing running but am being good and taking the experts' advice.
Run safely everyone.