hi, into week 8 /1 monday. all good. then had to go away for a few days midweek, so missed my wednesday run - but back for the friday morning full of confidence and hoping to pick up where I left off. But at just over halfway, pulled up with the most painful debilitating cramp or calf muscle pull imaginable. I mean, really painful. I could barely hobble my way home. however, though still painful, it's eased up a little over the weekend, so went out for a run on monday - but the same thing happened - if not worse. Couldn't even walk up the stairs when I got home! I'm so disappointed having come so close to completing the 9 wks - yet here I am a crock. My dilemma is - should I keep exercising, attempting to run, and perhaps risk exacerbating the cramp/injury further, or should I rest it up and and fall back from the fitness levels I've worked so hard to achieve. that would be very dispiriting. suggestions anyone?