Me again, still out of action after graduating 2 Saturdays ago. I went for my first post graduate run last week and my calf started to tighten up after 10 minutes so I stopped jogging immediately as I had been out of action for a month before my graduating run and didn't want a repeat of that. I went to the physio for my back last week and he gave some good advice about how to get the calf working properly. However, the problem I have is knowing how long to rest it for before I start the reparation stretching and jog/walk routines.
We took my husband's son out on Monday to do some retail therapy which involved a lot of walking and jogging up escalators. I felt my calf was well enough to go out Tuesday morning and start the reparation routines, however, Monday night I came out of the loo and stepped up 2 stairs in one gazelle like leap and I felt the calf rip, I've never felt that before, I'm sure I heard something too, but that could just be all in me 'ead.
I can barely stand on it now. I realise I won't be able to jog the R4L mid June so I will have to email all my donators and tell them that I will be walking or limping the 5k. My new job has also enrolled me on the 6k JP Morgan Corporate Chase in July, which I fear will also be walked. I have to accept that I might never get better from this, which is such a shame as I was really enjoying it. It's good for my state of mind and I get depressed when I'm prevented from doing it.
So, if anyone else has conquered a calf injury (I'm 51 so I'm assuming I won't heal as fast as someone with young legs) could anyone tell me how long to rest for and when to start stretching?
Depressed from Tooting