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Santa Teresa Injury - January 13, 2009

I have been off the bike for a while with a calf strain. I was doing well, getting in a lot of mileage and climbing in unseasonably warm January weather when it hit me. It looks like I will be off of my bike for a while.

The injury was rather odd. I was climbing up Rocky Ridge at Santa Teresa Park and making pretty good time. I had crossed over some rocks but apparently didn't have enough momentum to go up and over the next rock. When I went to put my foot down, it felt like a bad cramp in my calf. I sat down immediately and tried to stretch out the muscle to avoid a cramp and this seemed to work as I was able to avoid a full cramp. However, my calf really hurt so I took a few moments of rest. I tried walking it off, but this didn't seem to help so I decided to call it a day and head back to the car.

It was hurting quite a bit when I got home. I have been hobbling for about a week since this accident, so I haven't been riding. It seems to be getting better in terms of less hobbling, but it is still pretty sensitive to any pressure. I am not ready to ride yet.

Bummer.

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