This is just a quick post to note that my calf injury seems to have healed completely.
Last week I did two test runs—a 0.5 mile run with no turns, followed (after a rest day, to see if I had any delayed pain or swelling) by a 0.63 mile run with some turns.
When neither of those caused any problems, I went out later in the week and did my usual early-season short run of 1.5 miles.
Over the weekend, Jackie and I hiked nearly 6 miles at Fox Ridge, a state park about 60 miles from here. It’s another place where there’s elevation change available, and a set of trails to take advantage of it.
I took a rest day after the hike (having learned that lesson), and went out this morning for a 2.15 mile run, my usual mid-season short run.
All went well. No pain, no soreness, no swelling. There’s no tender spot in my calf when I poke at it.
I’ll take it quite easy as I ramp up speed and distance going forward, but I’m declaring the injury officially healed.