You would see a big, fat, frown on my face :(
Last week I injured my calf muscle... my Tibialis Posterior muscle to be exact... the right one. Ya, I'm a nerd and looked up the specific name because I had to keep explaining to people that it wasn't shin splints ( unless its shin splints on one side?) and it's been way too long since I took anatomy so yes... I looked it up. In the picture it's the red muscle.
So, you can imagine how incredibly frustrating it is to have gotten an injury that might possibly prevent me from running for a couple of weeks.... no running for a couple of WEEKS? If I don't run for 3 days I get antsy and I eat too much and I don't sleep well... it's really all bad.
SO... here's my question for you guys... I know some of you out there are runners. How do you deal with injuries? Especially muscle strains or possibly shin splints? Any other suggestions for ways to exercise without exacerbating the injury?