If you follow me on Instagram, you already know what I’m about to type. I hurt my calf on Thursday and have been resting since then. I am cautiously optimistic that I can take a week of easy running (no workouts) and nip this in the bud. And yes, I will be visiting my PT next week. I am now six weeks from the race and confident that I can take a short break and still kick butt through the remainder of my training. I am determined to be smart about this slight setback and to come back strong!
Friday: I ran two very slow miles – my calf felt better than Thursday but not great. My good friend and medical professional was concerned because I had a couple of the risk factors for blood clots (frequent travel, taking birth control, etc.) and convinced me to go get an ultrasound to rule that out. After hours at the doctor, I did rule out a blood clot and as I mentioned, I’ll be checking in with my PT this week.
Did not expect to be wearing a hospital bracelet today, lol. Due to the solid advice of a great friend (@jackiegruendel) I’m getting an ultrasound to rule out “blood clot” as the cause of my calf pain. Also got a referral to PT because I’m 95% sure it’s actually just a calf strain and with the #berlinmarathon six weeks out, ain’t nobody got time for that! EDITED: no blood clot!! PT referral – thank you all for the 💙. It’s been a long day!
Saturday / Sunday: no running.
Have you ever had a calf injury? How’d you handle it?