Having been stuck down with bad calf pain and shin splints, I haven't run for a week now. I've done plenty of walking, Strength and Flex and calf stretching exercises to keep in the game as it were, and I've been using Voltarol gel on my shins which has helped. Last Thursday morning it was painful to walk, and today I walked with my friend and her dog for about an hour and while it still ached, it didn't hurt as such. Tomorrow I'm working and then Friday... Is the first day I'm even considering going for a trot around the park. No Laura, or MapmyRun, just some music and I will stop if the pain starts.
I suppose my question is... Should I even do this, if it still hurts in the slightest? I have definitely learnt my lesson doing too much too soon, and I need to do the right thing so should I stay on the couch until the pain has completely gone?