- but I really don't want to take a seat!
A week last Sunday I was about 3k into a gentle run so well warmed up and feeling good and on a regular route when - Ping! Ow!
Sudden pain out of nowhere in my right calf muscle pulled me up short. No idea why, I've been running for nearly 3 years now and have never done anything of the sort. So, I had to limp all the way back and rest up and dig out the frozen peas and foam roller.
It seemed to mend pretty quickly and after a couple of days there was no more pain on walking. I was very good and patient. Thought I would give it a proper rest. I tried a bit of running on the spot - all good. Covered my 5k route at a very brisk walk - no ill effects. Great.
So yesterday having rested all week, I tackled a 3k run/walk. First 5 running intervals felt fine then, you guessed it -ping again and I am back where I was a week ago.
Now this is new to me. I thought I knew my body pretty well by now but obviously misjudged my readiness. So I now have a dilemma. How long do I rest for even though it is already feeling a lot better ?- is it a physio job? Where will I find the patience to sit around and let it heal? And how to prevent it in future?
Dear friends, I don't expect you to have all the answers but just needed to share my frustration!