Damn damn damn.
I have torn a calf muscle.
This is the second injury this year. The first one was a back strain I picked up doing shoulder weights, and went undiagnosed for a while, I talked about it in the post called Feeling Low.
This one I picked up playing soccer after a session on leg weights. I must have not stretched out properly – although I totally thought I had done it OK.
It’s partly annoying because I had lost about 4kg and now I suspect it is all going to come back on again.
It’s also annoying because it makes me feel a fool, over-eager, someone who doesn’t know their limits. I should be able to stick to an exercise programme without injuring myself once every six months.I really should. But I feel so excited and pleased when my wife praises my appearance, I think I push it a little harder than it should go.
Anyway, I’ve looked up this type of injury and it says it will take about 2 weeks before I should be doing any excercise using my legs, so I am limited to a few arm weights and floor routines for the time being.
As I had just gotten up to a fast ten minute treadmill run, this is a real set-back.
Hate feeling like a fool.