Not quite headline grabbing news and ten days is hardly an age but for me it has felt like weeks of not months.
After the Hackney Half Marathon I knew I needed some rest and recovery time for my calves as I have had problems with them all year and they were just so tight and painful.
So I took a week off running, applied ice at least once a day and after a few days started some gentle rolling.
Then on Monday after I had already given my calves a week to rest I had a sports massage which was great for loosening up not only my calves but my hamstrings as well.
Then today I headed out on a lovely warm sunny afternoon for a gentle 30 minute run, no time, no pace and no real set route. And it was glorious! It was great to run after a long lay off, great not to have pain in my calves and great to just get out and run without worrying about training for an up coming race.
I will now go for a longer run at the weekend and fingers crossed I hope I will be back to full running fitness!