I have been troubled with tendonitis in my right leg which the running has be aggravating. I decided to do HIT cycling on my bike on a stand indoors as per Michael Moseley and his Fast Exercise routine. I could manage that without setting the pain off again. I then got in touch with WY Go cycling with a view to getting myself cycling instead of running for the time being. Well today a lovely chap came to show me some cycle maintenance, replaced 2 gear cables and was generally most helpful.
Then came the time to cycle up and down our cul-de-sac. He set off. I tried to set off, slipped and fell - in less than half a metre!!! Landed hard on my weak leg trying to avoid falling on to his car (I did manage to hit his wing mirror)
The pain is incredible. Red hot pain around the tendon above the ankle and a severe cramp type of pain at the top of my calf muscle. I can barely walk at the moment. I have an appointment with my GP on Monday so will have to see how I go on. The Go cycling tutor thinks I would be better going to a sports physio. I felt really embarrassed because he had been so helpful fixing my bike and I had hopes of being up to cycling all over the place after this session about road safety. Not to be I'm afraid. But boy is it painful.
I am feeling really sorry for myself now.