What the hell have I done to myself now?
I quit smoking and have put on a few pounds over the last couple of months. So, like most ex smokers who look down at their bulging waistline, I realized daily exercise is going to also be part of the regiment.
Well, it’s been a few weeks now, and frankly, it feels fantastic. The spouse and I do a daily 3-5km walk right after work, and where we live this is really nice. Lately, I’ve included some stair sprints as well as my lungs clear and my endurance improves.
Today, I decided to race the spouse up this long set of stairs…(about 50 meters). She was kicking my ass, and I thought I’d use my longer legs to catch up…Bounding four at a time, I quickly closed the gap.
Then something smacked me in the leg…Felt like someone had taken a soccer ball and just chucked it at my calf. I went down like a house of cards…Holy Christ that hurt.
I went to emergency where I was informed that I have a torn calf muscle and that it will take a few weeks to recover. I can’t put any weight on it, walking down the stairs is next to impossible.
All this from a torn calf muscle? Anyone else here ever done it? What am I in for? Right now, it feels like a never ending calf muscle cramp. I’m braced and Iced.
This sucks… :s