After three weeks of faithful physical therapy, I schlepped to the sports doctor today to hear that because of my setback, it will be another three to four weeks before I can go running again…what? wait a minute…what setback???
This is where I tell you that I pulled (partial tore) my left calf muscle pretty bad last Friday evening, while trying to stretch my quad muscle. Yep, while trying to stretch! Gotta love the irony in that! I didn’t realize what I had done to myself until a day later. At first I thought it was just a muscle ache from a hard workout during physical therapy, because other than the cramp like feeling I felt, there was no pain until the next morning. But when things didn’t improve Saturday evening, I started to realize it might be something else.
A trip to the urgent care Sunday, painkiller prescription, and a set of crutches later, my fears became reality. My sports doctor confirmed it today, but was suprised to see me getting along without the crutches…perhaps it’s not as bad as originally thought. No Pump and Run for me though, which is in less than two weeks. Perhaps now would be a good time to start training for next years, at least with the weights. She is optimistic that I’ll be able to do the 10 mile race on April 15th, and should be good to go for the May 5th and May 20th half marathons.
So, no biking for at least a week and continued physical therapy are on the calendar for me for now. I am hoping that next Tuesday I can take a stab at the stationary bike again. Until then!