I'm not reckless. Really I'm not. If I'm not 100% pain-free on Friday morning, I won't even consider running on Saturday. And regardless of how I'm feeling, I know better than to race it all out. Even if my this hard painful knot at the top of my calf has already begun to fade into the mists of running memory, my rational self is quite aware that deep inside, there will still be some sort of torn tissue or strained tendon working it's way back to full strength.
IF I'm able to run five miles comfortably tomorrow morning and another five on Friday feeling as if nothing happened in the first place...then I probably will run on Saturday. It's a team points race and even with a conservative race plan, it's quite possible that I might be able to score for my team.
|I'll be sure and tuck a metrocard into the pocket of my running tights though, just in case I go 7 miles and am gripped by the remnants of this muscular mishap.|
At the moment, the spot does still ache when I fully flex my foot, but I can walk without pain. I'm really still only limping when I try and walk down stairs right now. And this is with NO Advil in my system. I'll do another half hour of easy spinning tonight, combined with more ice and ibuprofen and tomorrow will bring what it will bring.