Well I graduated last Saturday and had gone through the whole programme in the set 9 weeks with no major injuries. Monday I gaily set out with my own compilation of music on the MP3 player, ready to run for 30 minutes without Laura. It started off really well and the first 15 minutes were so enjoyable. Then my left calf started to ache. By 20 minutes I had to stop because of the pain. I was so disappointed. I hadn't even go far enough to listen to my Monkees song! I barely limped it home.
I have spent two days icing, compressing, elevating, anti-inflammatories etc and it's slowly getting better. I'm going to work but not really walking about as much as usual to try and rest it. I've taken on board everything you've all written in blogs and questions, and am drinking loads of water. I do stretching after every run religiously.
Any suggestions how long I should wait to go out running again? I dread the idea of making it worse. I love running so much now and would hate to do anything to put a stop to it already.