I injured my calf 2 weeks ago on my penultimate run of the course: W9R2. I tried again last week just to see how it would hold up and it lasted 10 minutes, so I stopped and walked home.
I went out today after a week of stretching and walking to shops in my trainers to keep everything loose (calf feeling almost completely better) managed 7 minutes and it's seized again. I ended up crying my way back to the car.
I have the Race for Life in 3 weeks and it looks like I'm not going to heal in time and if I do I will have lost all that fitness so won't be able to jog it. I will let down all the people who have donated and congratulated me on my running.
Anyone who has an injury and tries to go back too soon, please learn from my mistake. I thought I was ok and I wasn't. Being out of action for this long is extremely depressing when I was feeling so great about myself finally achieving something like this only to fail at the final hurdle. All that fitness and stamina is now slowly leaking. As you can tell I'm feeling sorry for myself, but I wanted anyone who has an injury to see how it feels if you go back too soon. Be patient!