NO, sillies - not THIS kind of calf:
THIS kind of calf:
*NOTE - this is not MY calf...just some random calf I found on the internet, LOL*
So I took the advice of Fair Weather Runner, The Self-Proclaimed Running DORK and decided to elliptical-it-up this morning, rather than run. Today is Day 6 of not running and the calf is still pretty tight. I'm too scared to run on it just yet...but I felt the elliptical would be a good way to get in a good workout without too much strain on the calf. Let me just say that I *heart* the elliptical! How sweet was she to say that I did 4 miles in 29:58?!?! I mean lets face it, had I actually been running, I would barely have hit 3 miles in that amount of time. Hey, I never said I was a fast runner, and that's the TRUTH!!!
Anyway, the calf feels loosened up and I'm able to walk on it a lot better now. But yesterday, the girl that teaches my yoga and muscle conditioning class mentioned that it could also be achilles tendonitis. She said this also causes pain around the calf as well. Great....the HM is 5 days away and I still can't run. Should I make an appt with my doctor? Can anything be done for tendonitis? Ugh....I don't know what to do. Any advice??