Lately I haven’t been running as much as I normally do. Earlier in the year I had a tight calf muscle. I went to a Physical Therapist (PT) and they worked the muscles for a few weeks. This seems like the same injury. But, thankfully, not even as bad. I’ve been rolling the calf muscle out every night. Icing and ibuprofen during the day. It seems to be getting A LOT better!
I ran through injuries or tight muscles when I first started running years ago. As I gained experience, knowledge and patience as a runner, I learned to not run through injuries or tight muscles and that rest is your friend! I’m taking it slow with this calf muscle tightness. Not going to put high mileage on it until it feels right again.
It should be good in about 2 weeks. Definitely more time then is needed, but I’d rather be safe than sorry!