Thursday, July 08, 2010
I am not sure for how long.
I got up early to do my 2 miles and got to the end of my street did a kind of run/walk/jump off the curb to cross the street and I feel something in my calf pull/tear. It was weird, I almost heard it, too. (that could be my imagination, though.) It hurt to put pressure on my leg and walk. Luckily I was only 5 houses away, so I turned around and headed home.
That calf muscle was sore at the beginning of the week after a run but I just thought that I didn't stretch enough the day before. I'm hoping that it's a little strain and will heal in a week or so's time. I looked up muscle pulls and it said the RICE method - so I have a bandage on it now. It's hard to elevate at work, though.
It's weird on the psyche. I really don't enjoy exercising much and can think of a million reasons not to do it. Heck, I've gone weeks without exercising and been OK with it (well, I knew I should but wasn't motivated) Now that I can't do it - it's kind of a bummer. I guess we all like to have a little control over our actions and an injury prevents that.
There is a little sense of pride with the injury, though - I did it while exercising. My first sports related injury! Much better story than when I broke my ankle a few years back walking off the walkway in a weird way - to my defense, there was snow and I didn't see the edge of the walkway.