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Calf Injury, a day later


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yesterday I was all bummed out about my left calf getting hurt while I ran. Those who were paying attention to detail will have recognized that this was my previously healthy leg, the right one having given me issues most recently. That aspect was particularly frustrating.

So I rested the leg. Among other things, I didn't even think about mowing the lawn yesterday. But the grass still needs mowing, and there's no one else to do it. So about 6 pm, with my handy remote thermometer telling me it's 90 F (32 C) outside my window, I started the routine to mow the lawn this evening. Go down to the basement to get cords for the electric mower. As I reach the main floor with the cords, I realize that I didn't notice my calf on the way down. Hmm. Go down and back up, paying attention.

Today is not a day to run on that calf, but it's much better than it was yesterday. I'd say there was a fair chance I'll be able to run again on Tuesday. *Maybe* I could get away with it tomorrow, but I don't think I'll chance it.

Now to go mow the lawn, which might put me over my 10K steps for the day. Yeah, it's been a pretty sedentary Sunday, mostly working on my work computer. And I need to do more of that after I mow.
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RG_DFW 5/21/2012 7:51AM

    fingers crossed...

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HEALTHIERKEN 5/20/2012 6:27PM

    ". . .I'd say there was a fair chance I'll be able to run again on Tuesday. *Maybe* I could get away with it tomorrow, but I don't think I'll chance it. . . ."

*Very* wise. I'm pretty sure you'll be better off over the long haul to give the leg a little additional recovery time. Just my 2 cents' worth. (btw: the Canadian mint has quit making pennies, so before long 2 cents won't be worth anything around here)

Anyway, sure glad you got to run a couple of times, and your plan for the Corporate Run is sound, so good luck being able to run it!

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/20/2012 6:11PM

    Listen to your sister... your corporate run is ten days away. It might be a good thing to taper NOW... as in lay up and rest that calf. Better part of valor and be able to participate in the event fully, with no fear.

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